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Stanley Cup Belongs in Montreal
Stanley Cup belongs to Montreal Canadiens!
Boasting a rich history and a slew of honours, the Montreal Canadiens are the crown jewel of the National Hockey League. With twenty-four Stanley Cup wins, eight conference championship victories, and twenty-three division championship triumphs, the Habs possess an unquenchable thirst for excellence. In addition to being longest continuously operating professional hockey team in the NHL, the Habs are also the most prosperous team in the entire league.
While the days defined by back-to-back Stanley Cup victories and iconic players like Guy Lafleur and Maurice “The Rocket” Richard are long gone, the Canadiens are consistently subject to unparalleled excellence and unwavering discipline, and continue to be a force to be reckoned with. Today, the team remains a model team; whether they’re dominating the regular season, setting performance records, or giving their all in the playoffs, the Habs are shaping the world of hockey, and producing new standards for NHL greatness.
Last season, the team’s potent fusion of determination and dedication was as perceptible as ever. Even without the presence of a team captain (the Habs opted to be led by four alternative captains following the loss of former captain Brian Gionta at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season), the Canadiens became the champions of the Atlantic division, and strove to the second round of the playoffs, before being vanquished by the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. While they were ultimately defeated, it is undeniable that the team had a stellar season. Both P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty had a season for the ages, and Vezina Trophy winner Carey Price was deemed the first goalie Most Valuable Player since the 2001-2002 season.
As the Habs gear up for another season of formidable hockey, some daring trades, acquirements, and signings are in the works. For example, the Montreal Canadiens have recently agreed to the terms of a high-profile two-year contract with centre Alex Galchenyuk. The centre has been invaluable to the team’s prosperity in recent years, and will surely continue his ascension to hockey legend.
How will the recent changes affect the team’s performance? Find out on Wednesday October 7th, when the Habs commence the 2015-2016 season against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.
The Stanley Cup belongs in Montreal! Prepare for yet another spectacular season from the league’s most successful team!