So you decided to stay calm and change your stance in the next two weeks to support a local team in the NHL finals. blessing! You are now a fan of the Montreal Canadiens.
You call them Habs, they always wear red clothes, and the calendar on the refrigerator is marked with hockey sticks on game days. The die-hards will roll their eyes and call you a follower, but hey, after a year full of pandemics, Canadians should have reason to celebrate, from coast to coast.
But as a new Habs fan, you will want to know a few things in the final stage.Take this guide with you and open your browser CBC’s online hockey portal. You don’t want to miss anything.
Number 1: You support the weak
Against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Chargers, the Harb team is officially at a disadvantage. Tampa Bay is tough, fast and smooth. Although the Habers team has developed since the beginning of the fall season last year, they are still playing with an inexperienced team who has not yet raised the hockey hockey grail to their helmets. Also, don’t forget that Montreal finished the game in the second half of the NHL regular season.
Second place: Carey Price is a phoenix in flames
Arguably the most important member of the team, goalkeeper Kyrie Price has completely transformed himself after being criticized as a weak link in the team’s defensive strategy in February and March. His salary this season is $10.5 million, money is not important, but earlier this year, many people complained that he was just not, uh, not worth the price.
No. 3: The children now…
The kids now are great-this year there are at least three Canadians who are not old enough to rent a car: Nick Suzuki is 21 years old, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Cole Caufield are both 20 years old. Suzuki and Caufield are small, fast and accurate, like hummingbirds, and may be the secret weapon that the Chargers have no stamina to keep up with. However, Jesperi, nicknamed KK, is not small: he is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
No. 4: Fourth-line veterinarian
Four-line veterans like Corey Perry and Eric Tal, both 36 years old, provide offensive depth and physical influence for the overall performance. In 2009, Perry and Starr also participated in the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team.
No. 5: Losses caused by COVID-19
You don’t have to be a die-hard fan to be heartbroken for forward Joel Armia, who was asked to miss the final due to the COVID-19 agreement. The good news is that he has been cleared and will travel to Tampa, Florida by private jet.
No. 6: Big skates
Speaking of Price, you can’t help but nod to the legendary Habs goalkeeper Kendreiden. In 1971, the Montreal team had many years of defeat against the Boston Bruins in the first round. Won the final against Chicago in seven games. Dryden, 73, also served as a member of Congress representing the York Center during 2004-11.
No. 7: Long time no see
Montreal is no stranger to the Stanley Cup, but since defeating the Los Angeles Kings in 1993, they have never won this honor. If they win again this year, this will be their 25th championship. The city has always been patient and loyal to their Habs, you won’t find the exact same dance on the streets of any other hockey town.
No. 8: Fashion notes
Some trivia about the downturn: Habs is called Les Habitants, but the H surrounded by C on the jersey is another matter; CH was first used in the Canadian ice hockey club in the 1917-18 season.
No. 9: Canada misses Stanley
In 28 years, no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup. Is there a better reason to join this trend?