The Canadiens are no longer the consistent Stanley Cup winners they were throughout the NHL’s history.
Habs fans everywhere have been anticipating the next great Cup run, even though they won’t admit that their team may not necessarily be the best. Since their last Stanley Cup in 1993, the farthest the Canadiens have gone in the playoffs is to the Conference Finals in 2009-2010.
Although last season was a short one and Montreal got humiliated in the playoffs, the team still managed to climb the standings and finish second in the East after a last place finish the year before. With so much success in so little time, you know Habs fans had to get their hopes up and hopes are still high for many despite the team’s first round exit from the playoffs.
The Montreal Canadiens could start the season as they exited the previous one and eventually struggle for a playoff spot as predicted by Brian Palmer. They could also end up being a powerful team that sneaks its way to the Stanley Cup Final...