Although it has been more than 30 years since the Montreal Canadiens last captured the Stanley Cup, the 1993 edition remains as unified as ever.
This also enabled the team to achieve their goal, explained Serge Savard in an interview with Jean-Charles Lajoie on Thursday.
“I don’t know how many times in the next ten years after the Conquest I was told we were lucky. Looking back 30 years later, we realize it was probably the last great team in the Canadiens organization. You have to learn to play as a team. That’s how the 1993 team became unbeatable.”
For his part, Guy Carbonneau cannot believe that 30 years later no Canadian team has achieved this feat.
“The Canadiens won a Stanley Cup every seven years. 30 years have already passed. I was asked the question in 2003. It had been 10 years and I found her for a long time. It was the last cup Montreal won, but it was also the last in Canada. It is difficult to understand.”
Savard also wanted to emphasize that Jacques Demers played a crucial role in this conquest.
“He was the right man at the right time. He did an exceptional job. Together we led the club to the Stanley Cup.”
Carbonneau also had a tasty anecdote to share about his former head coach.
“I remember the first meeting with Jacques in the training camp. He almost made us promise that we would win. He told us we would win on the first day. He never left that message. He was always positive. He was right, but at the time we wondered who was supposed to say it.
Watch the relevant interview in the video above.
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