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– Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) June 18, 2023
I’m one of them, and I must say I’d love to see a Cup parade through the streets of Montreal.
The array of prospects in the organization and a talented young core at a reasonable price leads me to believe that it could happen in about 5 years. A lot can happen between now and then, and for the moment, I’m preoccupied with enjoying the club’s history and the youngsters in the current organization.
In 1993, the Tricolore’s general manager was Serge Savard, and the core of the team consisted of Patrick Roy, Vincent Damphousse, Brian Bellows and Guy Carbonneau, among others.
Carbo wasn’t a player who filled the net like Bellows or Damphousse, but he was one of the cornerstones of the Sainte-Flanelle’s triumph with his excellent defensive play.
However, the club’s captain at the time believes that Serge Savard changed all that with a speech he made during the series against the Quebec Remparts.
Carbo was joined by Damphousse, Savard, Benoît Brunet and Ronald Corey for the Sports Celebrity Luncheon at Montreal’s Cummings Sports Centre, and it was there that he spoke with Montreal Gazette‘s Herb Zurkowsky.
“Serge came into the dressing room after the second game, talked to us a bit and was very calm. I think he wanted to calm everyone down.” – Guy Carbonneau
“I don’t know if his speech started it all, but since that day, the momentumasort of changed. – Guy Carbonneau
Benoît Brunet also had something to say about this 24th Stanley Cup.
Beating Quebec City was the main goal. A lot of people talk about the Cup, but there was the final and the series against Quebec. Buffalo and the Islanders were very good teams, but we had to beat Quebec first. – Benoît Brunet
It remains to be seen how many years we’ll have to wait before we can relive a Stanley Cup in Montreal.
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