The one glaring difference being that the Blackhawks were still a meandering franchise off local television back in 2006.
Road trips don’t always go off without a hitch, and in the NHL, it is no different.
Most Intimidating Player: Ryan Getzlaf Intimidating Feature(s): Size, skill and a mean streak In many ways, Ryan Getzlaf seems more suited to an earlier era.
While he has the skill to be a first-line player on the majority of NHL teams, he has a physical edge that may not give him the advantages it would have in the '70s, '80s and '90s. He has been a similar size since his junior hockey years when he dominated in the WHL.
The Bell Centre is the NHL's premier arena and it is perhaps the most electric venue in all of sports.
The history of the Montreal Canadiens comes to life at the Bell Centre, much as it did at the venerable Montreal Forum for decades.