2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens Have Potential To Surprise

April 13th, 2010 by Felix Sicard Leave a reply »
The 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs are upon us, and the hockey world waits in angst to see which team will hoist Lord Stanley's hardware come springtime.

In a thrilling finale to the Olympic games, hockey fans were spoiled with perhaps one of the greatest contests in the history of the game, not to mention many more thrillers in the tournament, such as Slovakia's upset of the once-mighty Russians.

However, the average fan would say that they'd rather watch the playoffs than the Olympics. The unpredictability and excitement of the springtime tournament are its greatest calling cards, with at least one upset guaranteed almost every year.

For the Montreal Canadiens, a first-round matchup against the NHL's greatest offensive force, and on the road for the first two games, is far from tantalizing.

The Habs limped into the playoffs after coming off a six-game winning streak following the Olympics with a 3-4-3 record, hardly something to write home about. 

Yet the Canadiens possess some intangibles that could lead to a more interesting series than most have predicted.

The greatest of these intangibles can be desc ...

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