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03-24-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Chet-Nick View Post
Certain sports organizations have higher standards set in place by their demanding fan base. While Montreal is far removed from their glory years. Many of us vividly remember some of their cup wins and a few competitive (non-cup) clubs.

For example, take a look at the 1980's. You had people (both media and fans) say what a downside decade it was for the Montreal Canadiens. Yes. Based on their success during the 1970's and prior.

Habs still reached the cup final in 1986 and 1989. Had two semi-final appearances in 1984 and 1987. But, compared to the Canadiens' dynasty teams of the past. This wasn't up to par ... by Montreal standards. In another market, those 80's results would have been just fine.

Mind you, the early portion of the 80's was a bit of a mess ... by Montreal standards. An aging roster who lost in the opening round for three straight years (1981-83). Oh yeah. Bring on the Doug Wickenheiser/Denis Savard comparisons.

New regime under Bergevin aren't only content in making the playoffs, they want to win the cup which is something i like and we were lacking since Savard...

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