Ode to a Season: The 2010 Montreal Canadiens

May 26th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
As I sat watching the Canadiens trail the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 during the second period of Monday night's Eastern Conference Final game five, something strange and unexpected happened.

The power went out.

In a city that lives and dies by the successes and failure of the Montreal Canadiens, it was more than a little amusing to hear the profanity-laden tirades of hockey fans across my neighborhood yelling at their TV sets and the local power company.

While the timing of the power outage might have been bad, I think that it was ultimately a merciful twist of fate.

A sign, maybe, that it was all over and time to turn out the lights.

So as I switched to my car to listen to the Canadiens lose the game 4-2 and get eliminated from the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, I could not help but feel that despite the loss, the Habs had done something special this year.

As much as I wanted them to go on to the Stanley Cup finals, I felt that there was a lot of positives to take away from what they had accomplished this last off-season.

So where does this storied franchise go now?

With their playoff success this year, the expecta ...

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