You might call them the "New York Yankees" of the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens have won more Stanley Cups than any other hockey club – 24 to be exact. So, could this be the year that they win another one?
At the beginning of this year's NHL playoffs, the Canadiens weren't given much of a chance against the Eastern Conference powerhouses, such as the Washington Capitals and the defending Stanley Cup Champions, Pittsburgh Penguins.
However, they defeated both teams in seven games. In addition, if that wasn't impressive enough, they were the visiting team in both cases.
The Canadiens' wins just goes to show that, no matter what the sport, in the playoffs, you just never know.
Now they are awaiting the winner of the Boston Bruins-Philadelphia Flyers series, which is going into a seventh game this Friday, May 15 in Boston.
Long time hockey fans will remember the days when the team was known as "The Flying Frenchmen." However, those days are long gone.
In the "new" NHL, these Canadiens are led by a goaltender from Slovakia, Jaroslav Halak, who just might be the best goaltender no one outside of Montreal has ever heard of … till now.
No matter who the team faces in the next round or if they even go on to play for the championship, this new edition of hockey's most famous franchise will be more than ready to continue the legacy.