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Habs flag flies outside Boston City Hall

May 21, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

Via the Twitter account of Boston mayor Marty Walsh, here’s a picture of a very tiny Montreal Canadiens flag flying outside Beantown’s City Hall:


That settles part of the friendly wager that Walsh entered into with Montreal mayor Denis Coderre on the fate of the Canadiens-Bruins series. Apparently, Walsh will also have to wear a Habs jersey at some point. Hopefully it will be a regular-sized jersey, unlike the flag.

  1. terrier92 - May 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    As a Bostonian I think this is very funny. Great bet. Too bad Bruins lost.

    • kaptaanamerica - May 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      HAHA, love it. the Bruins can revel in that for the summer. Hopefully they have to fly the flag for a few weeks or the summer…

  2. sgs32 - May 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    At first I thought they were flying it half-mast to symbolise the hole they are in now against the Rangers, but then I read the article, either way its kinda funny altough a week ago I would not have laughed.

  3. c1md6 - May 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    They tried to find a French flag as well, but every time they tried to grab it it kept retreating.

    • wanglund - May 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      You do know that Canada and France are different countries, right?

    • trueblue69 - May 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      The French flag is all white

      • wanglund - May 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Someone didn’t pay much attention in school… The American flag and the French flag are acctually very similar, both contain the colours red, white and blue, the American flag as a symbol is referred to as “the red, white and blue” while the French flag is reffered to as “le tricolore”, meaning three colors…

        On the other hand, looking at how the U.S foregin policy is coming along… Maybe you should start glansing at that white flag?

      • r8rbhawk - May 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

        Wanglund, clearly you missed the joke. We all know what the French flag looks like, it is basically Italy’s, just swap out the green for blue. How original, hell, Peru thinks the French flag is plain.

      • wanglund - May 21, 2014 at 7:32 PM

        Kind of funny you picked Peru of all countries. Swap out the shield form the Peruvian flag for a malpe leaf and you’ve pretty much got the Canadian flag. Peru is great by the way, there’s a small place called Huaccachina, just outside of Ica, it’s really worth a visit.

      • r8rbhawk - May 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

        Good catch Wang that is exactly why I picked Peru since all it is missing is a Maple Leaf. I figured I’d sneak in a quick jab to the boys from the North.

    • imnotyourbuddyguy - May 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      There was this lil guy who kinda roamed around Europe wreaking everything and everyone… until Waterloo.
      He was from the same country that kiiiiiiinda helped America become a country as well
      Years later there’s still anti-France claptrap just because they said yes to Afghanistan and no to Iraq? Pretty the majority of Americans wish their own leaders did the same….

      • r8rbhawk - May 21, 2014 at 6:29 PM

        buddy, the French have been far more vociferous in their anti-American diatribes than we have been to them. Is making a few jokes about the French’s perceived weakness really anti-France? I think most the boys agree it is just teasing, nothing more. Yes the French Intervention in the Revolutionary war was critical in helping us gain our independence, which may not get sufficient credit from everyday Americans. The problem is they seem to forget our American boys saving their backside from “zee” Germans not only in WWII but WWI too.

      • wanglund - May 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

        To Mr. r8rbhawk:

        I’ve would have been more greatful if instead of saving our asses, you would have helped prevent things like the Holocaust and stuff like that… But there was a whole ocean between the U.S. and that “Europe country” so I guess we can’t blame you for arriving 4 years after it started.

      • lordstanley65 - May 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        Yet it’s a good thing we did, Wang, or you would still be eating sauerkraut on a daily basis.

      • r8rbhawk - May 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

        In response to that unabashed attempt at trolling; since when was it the USA’s fault the holocaust occurred? That was all on Germany. We weren’t the ones conciliating Hitler and allowing him to build up his army. We didn’t let him take back the Sudetenland and gain liebenschraum. That is on Le France and the Brits. You guys had a better chance to stop it before we did.

    • dolphincult - May 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      Wrong country retard

      • dolphincult - May 21, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        Canadians are proud of our role in WW2, we just dont use all the pretend bravado

  4. muckleflugga - May 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    small flag yes … chintzy offering on the theme of sportsmanship yes … losers being poorer losers than milan lucic, hard to believe but yes

    but that city hall, surely they have the wrong building in the wrong city in the wrong country … that pile looks like it belongs in an eastern siberian industrial city … visitors to boston are likely to mistake it for the russian consulate

    the french don’t retreat, they capitulate … still, i can’t recall montréal playing host to devastating terrorism, québec city yes boston yes, montréal no

    here’s a comparative study in architecture and class evident in montréal’s city hall [ underworld connections have a private entrance from the alley side ]

  5. blueshirtsfaithful - May 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    muckleflugga where are you from?

    • sgs32 - May 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      from the internet, I would think was obvious

    • sanfranbruinsfan - May 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      dude, he’s from blomfeld

  6. hockey412 - May 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM


  7. skr213 - May 21, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Reports that Milan Lucic tried to scale the flag pole to threaten the flag remain unconfirmed.

  8. govtminion - May 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    According to Deadspin, the tiny flag was actually sent by the mayor of Montreal- so it’s not a matter of Boston’s mayor trying to avoid his part of the deal or any of that. Still pretty comical looking though.

  9. muckleflugga - May 21, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    on a hockey note, the boston bruins lost to a smaller but fleeter opponent, outflanking slower bruins defensemen, or drawing them out of position en masse to fill emptying space with pucks and clean runs at the goalie … the strategy is as old as war

    cue napoleon who actually did more building then tearing down …

    a self-appointed emperor, he brought forth much of the liberal thinking influencing europe through today: he ended feudalism and introduced religious tolerance, but more importantly, his legal system, the so-called napoleonic code, influenced civil jurisdictions worldwide

    as a general, napoleon recognized need for efficient road systems, ability to bring heavy arms and armies to the attack with speed, then did just that

    he built an intricate road network in france and outlying conquests –all particularly suited to the german occupation of france following blitzkreig, it rendering the maginot line somewhat obsolete in 1940– the freeway and road network in the u.s.a. is founded on much the same napoleonic military principles [ much as the internet was in its early development ]

    and no, the holocaust was largely unknown as occurring while it did, outside germany and occupied countries, though there is some suggestion it was known but allowed to continue because germany was not necessarily alone in its anti-semitism

    as for the sudetenland, much of western czechoslavakia was inhabited by ethic germans, or bohemians … rise of nineteenth century nationalism saw borders being drawn that failed to recognize ethnicity appropriate to other lands … a phenomena repeated since, notably in the crimea, never truly defined by treaty as part of the ukraine, and the ukraine itself presently populated in the east by ethnic russians

    it has been argued by economists the treaty of versailles following the end of first world war was grossly unfair … complete with the war guilt clause warranting restitution in the hundreds of billions of dollars, it brought famine and deprivation to a compressed german state

    others have argued the treaty was not severe enough, permitting rise of a hitler and the german war machine, with following war inevitable

    the treaty and its restrictions did in fact lead to lebensraum, fundamental in its belief the german people needed more land and resources to thrive, presumably as a superior race … slavic and russian lands were the true target, the holocaust may have been a simple perverse by-product of hitler’s personal development

    it cannot be argued the united states of america did not help end the second world war, and ate massive material and monetary contribution in the process, never being truly appreciated by the french particularly

    it was an allied effort regardless, with allies sharing contribution in proportion though some like canada answered the call earlier … unless you have hollywood writing the script, then it was all john wayne and a marine named lefty puller

    you want some serious revision, give ben affleck a shout

  10. dolphincult - May 21, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Sorry Mucka, I didnt read your editorial.

    • lordstanley65 - May 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      Don’t sweat it. You didn’t miss anything. History shows that his strangely styled posts are just one long anti-Bruins rant anyway.

      Nothing informative,insightful, or interesting.

      Trollery written on a daily basis,with little to inspire serious discussion,nothing more.

      Go about your day, safe in the knowledge that you didn’t really miss out on anything of merit.

  11. richardmatthew79 - May 23, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Very nice view in the Boston City Hall. these printed flags are showing the three international business.

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