Lifelong Habs fan now living in LeafLand (Toronto). Rooting for the Habs is a part of my life that I enjoy sharing and communicating with others. One of my most exciting memories is watching the Habs beat the Bruins in 1979 in the famous "too many men" game. Back then, no matter how bad it looked, the Canadiens always found a way to pull through.
I find it tough (read: impossible) to root for the Leafs and living in Toronto has just made my love for the Canadiens that much more intense. It's rare that I miss a Habs game on tv. I have to make a special order with my cable supplier to get RDS so I can watch all the games. I love the biased, unbridled pro-Canadiens coverage that RDS provides and even though I"m English, it's more fun watching hockey in French (obviously I speak the language).
TSN offers terrific coverage as well -- that much more appreciated given other national telecasts based in Toronto are completely skewed towards the Maple Leafs, no matter how pathetic the team is (that's right, Hockey Night In Canada).
I'm a sports enthusiast in general and love pretty much all organized sports. However the Canadiens will always be numero un with me (although the Expos come a close second, as you can tell with my image, sob!).
I'm a writer, filmmaker and bon vivant and now I've started my own blog to expand on my thoughts.
Feel free to join: www.habsfaninleafland.blogspot.com
PS: I love baseball but don't follow it any more. I take offense that my favourite team, the Montreal Expos, is not in your list and I'm not selecting the Nationals.