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Best CH line-up of all time: Carey Price ahead of Patrick Roy
The Canadiens have the most glorious history of any of the 32 NHL teams. Since 1909, the team has 24 Stanley Cups, good for first place among all franchises (by far).

Of course, having so many Cups means that the players who have passed through the organization have been very talented. In fact, TSN took the time to compile the best all-time line-up of any Canadian team.

And of course, the CH line-up is made up entirely of Hall of Famers. The exception: Carey Price, who will be in a few years’ time.

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Speaking of Carey Price, it’s surprising to see him among the goaltending tandem. Price has been my favorite player since I was young, and seeing him among the big boys in the lineup makes me happy. But should he be there instead of a guy like Patrick Roy, who has literally won everything? Even Jacques Plante has a good argument for making the list.

Price has won every unimaginable individual trophy, but the Stanley Cup, unlike the other two, he didn’t win. And, of course, he hasn’t won the Conn-Smythe Trophy like Roy.

Another name not on the team’s all-time roster is Saku Koivu. The Finn deserves to be there, but at the same time, the line-up is so full of good players that it’s hard to make room for him. If there was an extra position, do you think Koivu would fill it?

What’s interesting is that Montreal and Vancouver are the only two teams with no active players in their line-ups. No, I don’t consider Carey Price “active”. The Canucks have guys like Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows who have played recently, but they’re all retired.

As for the other five Canadian teams, they have at least one player who is still a member of an NHL team in 2023. The Sens have Mark Stone, Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson.

Jets: Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck.

In Calgary: Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Giordano.

In the Queen City: Auston Matthews.

And finally, in Edmonton, of course, there’s the NHL’s best player, Connor McDavid.

In short, without being biased, Montreal clearly has the best line-up. But at the same time, with all the conquests and the rich history, it’s only to be expected…

I’d be curious to see the 30-team lineup. I’m obviously excluding the Kraken and the Golden Knights for obvious reasons.

In short

– Scottie Scheffler is human.

– Pedro Cachin is champion for the first time.

– Brian Harman British Open champion.

– It’s a real shame.

– Victory for Jonas Vingegaard.

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