Sport: The Past Is Always Present

Tradition spurs the Canadiens

In Montreal, it isn't springtime until the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.

Let the breezes warm; bid the birds return. In the home of the only professional sports team to win championships across seven decades, spring should be a foregone conclusion. This year's Montreal Canadiens are an honor to the team's glorious past and far superior to the National Hockey League's present. As the Canadiens open their defense of the Stanley Cup this week, they are a solid choice to win their third straight Cup. During the past three seasons, the team has lost only 32 of 267 games,...

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