The Habs Invade The Vegas Strip!

The NHL’s oldest and most storied franchise versus Gary Bettman‘s newest shiny toy. A team the NHL Commissioner doesn’t need to see win, knowing they’ll make him money, versus one he’s pushing to have success by stacking the odds in their favour since day one. Carey Price versus Marc-André Fleury. Nick Suzuki and Tomas Tatar versus Max Pacioretty. A mostly empty Bell Centre versus a packed T-Mobile Arena. A definite underdog versus a heavy favourite (again). A team with no pressure versus a team expecting to win. Poutine versus medium-rare hamburger. Nightlife versus nightlife. Round three of the Stanley Cup playoffs is set: the Montreal Canadiens versus the Vegas Golden Knights is now a thing.

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More Than Experience, It’s The Type of Experience

What a comeback! Or what a horrible choking job! If you listen to the announcers and panelists on Sportsnet and CBC, the Leafs’ lost that series. While they aren’t completely off, they fail miserably as pointing the finger to the true reason: the Montreal Canadiens. Ted Nolan once said that sometimes, we tend to look too deep into what we did wrong instead of looking at what the opponent did right. The Habs had a strategy and they executed it. They made adjustments for game five, six and seven and it paid off. The experience paid off.

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