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Montreal Canadiens

NHL 14: Montreal Canadiens Guide

Written By: JCOL32

Montreal Canadiens

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Founded: 1909/1917

Championships: 24

 

History

The longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens are one of the “Original Six” teams and have won more Stanley Cup championships than any other franchise.

 

Overview:

The Canadiens will enter the 2013/14 season with high hopes. After a shortened season with a new general manager, a new coach, and many new players including youngsters Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher which saw them reach the playoffs. They will look to build upon their experience and expect this young team to make another run at it again this year. Carey Price, the backbone of Montreal for the past 5+ years, is back between the pipes as he tries to continue Montreal’s success. PK Subban will lead the defensive core for the Canadiens. Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, and David Desharnais will also play big parts in the Montreal offense.

 

How to Play as the Canadians:

With the Canadiens balanced attack, try to alternate between their top two lines which includes the likes of Plekanec, Pacioretty, and Gallagher. Look for PK Subban at the point as he has a rocket of a shot. Don’t be afraid to take some chances because you have Carey Price and Subban to back you up. Your team consists of small, fast, fiesty players…take advantage of that to get under the other team’s skin.

 

Fun Fact:

One of the Canadiens’ more popular French nicknames is “Les Habitants”, which is why those who speak English often refer to the Canadiens as “the Habs”.

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