The last time there was a Conservative Government ....
The Habs were a two-time Championship team and a perennial Cup contender during the entire Mulroney era. It's funny that when the PCs took power in 1984, we were pretty much in the same boat as we are today.
Things have gone downhill ever since October 1993 when the Liberals took power. Hopefully this is some more positive Karma going forward.
Touché! They only challenged for the Presidents trophy once I think, they slipped through the playoffs a few times, I just figured "perennial Cup contender during the entire Mulroney era" was a massive overstatement.
They missed the playoffs ZERO times from 1984-1985 all the way to 1993-1994.
Their first playoff miss came in 94-95, when a Liberal Government was in power.