Underdog: A Role The Habs Cherish

For some, the pressure to win is too much. For others, they cherish the role of the underdog, where few give them a chance to win. That’s a role where the Montreal Canadiens have been since the 2021 NHL Playoffs have started. No one gave them a chance against the high-flying Toronto offense. Few believe they could beat a well rested Winnipeg Jets’ team. And they were supposed to be annihilated by the powerful Vegas Golden Knights. Yet, here they are, in the Stanley Cup Finals against the defending Champions Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Against All Odds, Habs To The Finals

Call it Cinderella story, call it luck. Call it hard work, call it destiny. They didn’t believe in them. It’s been said that they wouldn’t win a single game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round. They then claimed that the Jets were too strong. Few gave them any chances against the powerful Vegas Golden Knights, who eliminated another powerhouse in the Colorado Avalanche. Yet here we are. Against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens are four wins away to winning their 25th Stanley Cup. They are the first team to qualify for the finals.

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