After more than 100 years of history, the Habs have decided to cut loose their old outdated motto To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high. SOOO MTL has learned that the old 1915 McRae poem will be replaced by the epic Hate us and we rebuttal, coined recently by local web entrepreneurs at MTL Blog. “It’s been 100 years, we needed to get over that torch thing and we wanted something that would speak to our younger audience. Hate us and we rebuttal makes sense for us”, said Dominick Saillant, director of media relations.