Sportsnet Magazine: Inside The Long Pathetic Fall Of The Once Great Canadiens Empire
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01-13-2012, 08:24 PM
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People keep saying this but if you looked at it, it would probably depress you more than the author's article.
It's been 18 years since Montreal's last championship.....almost 2 decades, which is longer than a player's career and longer than many people on this site have been alive.
Since then Toronto has missed the playoffs 8 times and only made it 9 times. Despite that, they have appeared in 21 playoff series and won 11 rounds while losing 9 for a success rate of .550.
Montreal has made the playoffs 11 times and appeared in 17 playoff series yet have only won 6 rounds while losing 11 for a success rate of .353.
Despite only making it 9 times, Toronto has won nearly twice as many rounds. When one thinks how badly Toronto has sucked and then looks at Montreal's "success", it truly puts into perspective how far they have fallen.
A TO fan cherrypicking stats. Now that's something new. Why stop there, why not count it since TO won THEIR own last cup, when I wasn't even born, when my own father was still a teenager. 45 friggin years ago. Let's count how many rounds won since then... I mean, that's just a little more than half the average lifespan.
And why cherry pick since the Habs last cup?? Why not count it since the new CBA?
How many teams have made the playoffs
less often than the Habs
How many times did TO go to the playoffs in the same span?
ZERO, ZILCH, NADA
Thing is, as a Habs fan, I can at least say I saw a cup win in the modern era. Can you say the same for TO, the supposed supremacy of hockey? To witness a cup win at the same age I saw one for the Habs, a TO fan would need to be 60 years old...
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