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Three years in hockey is a long time

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The playoffs are over, low season time. In the field of possibilities, where everything is always greener in our courtyard than in the neighbor’s. A handful of smart draft picks, a few thefts in the commercial market and soon, any club can claim to win the Stanley Cup in three years.

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However, three years in hockey is a long time. What would fans of 2019 and 2022 say if they met in a time machine? Back to the Future.

Anaheim Ducks

2019: “Hampus Lindholm. Brandon Montour. Josh Manson. Cam Fowler. In three years we will have one of the best defenses in the league. ”

2022: “Or not. ”

Coyote from Arizona

2022: “The good news? The Coyotes are still in Arizona. The bad ? There are only 5,000 seats left in the arena. ”

Boston Bruins

2022: “Do you remember, in 2019, when we reached the final after a season of 107 points? ”

2019: “Sure! ”

2022: “Well, we have scored a lot of points this season. Except this time, we fired our coach. ”

Buffalo saber

2019: “Jack Eichel. Rasmus Dahlin. Sam Reinhart. Alex Nylander. Casey Mittelstadt. Dylan Cozens. The reconstruction is complete. Now, the cup is ours! ”

2022: “How can I tell you …”

Calgary flames

2019: “Sean Monahan just scored 82 points. Finally an elite center in Calgary. Impossible for him to go away. ”

2022: “It’s true, it’s not negotiable. But for other reasons. ”

Carolina hurricanes

2022: “Two guys on our fourth line cost us nearly $ 8 million this season. ”

2019: “Well, let’s see. Who is that ? ”

2022: “Max Domi and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. ”


PHOTO FRANÇOIS ROY, LA PRESSE ARCHIVE

Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Chicago Blackhawks

2019: “Have we found our guardian of the future? ”

2022: “Next question, please. ”

Columbus blue jackets

2019: “With Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson and Matt Duchene, the future is bright. ”

2022: “Yes. Somewhere else. ”

Colorado Avalanche

2022: “Everything will be fine. ”

2019: “Why are you saying this? ”

2022: “You will understand. ”

Dallas stars

2022: “We have two wins from the Stanley Cup with a 33-year-old reserve goalkeeper as a starter. ”

Detroit Red Wings

2019: “Still so bad? ”

2022: “Still bad. ”

Edmonton Oilers

2019: “Have we found a new goalkeeper? ”

2022: “Yes. ”

2019: “Oh dear! It is exciting. Who is ? ”

2022: “Mike Smith …”


PHOTO AMBER BRACKEN, THE CANADIAN PRESS ARCHIVE

Mike Fabbro

Florida panthers

2022: “We won the president’s trophy, lalalere.”

2019: “It is certain that with Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov there are 60 goals guaranteed. It helps. ”

2022: “…”

King of Los Angeles

2022: “Marc Bergevin and Phillip Danault are now with us. Danault is also our second best scorer. The best ? We have not returned anything! ”


PHOTO FRANÇOIS ROY, LA PRESSE ARCHIVE

Phillip Danault, in black-white-gray

Wild Minnesota

2022: “One of our forwards has just had a 108-point season. ”

2019: “Zach Parise or Eric Staal? ”

Montreal Canadians

2022: “Last summer we reached the Stanley Cup final by winning the Western Conference title. ”

2019: “Do you mean from the east? ”

2022: “No, no, from the West. ”

Nashville Predators

2022: “Kevin Fiala has scored 85 points this season. ”

2019: “Are you serious? ”

2022: “Yes. Unfortunately she was no longer with us. ”


PHOTO FRANÇOIS ROY, LA PRESSE ARCHIVE

Kevin Fiala, Minnesota Wild

New Jersey Devils

2019: “We can’t do worse than last season. ”

2022: “…”

2019: “Can we? ”

New York Islanders

2022: “Since 2019, despite three different houses, we have reached the semifinal twice. And we fired our coach anyway. ”

New York Rangers

2022: “Hire Artemi Panarin as a free agent, acquire Adam Fox for next to nothing and win the draft lottery, it doesn’t change the world, except …”

Ottawa Senators

2019: “Which will last longer: the liberal government in Ottawa or our reconstruction?” ”

2022: “Our reconstruction. It’s obvious. ”

Philadelphia flyers

2019: “With Carter Hart, we are in the car for the next 15 years. ”

2022: “We should agree on the model of the car, instead …”


PHOTO BERNARD BRAULT, PRESS ARCHIVE

Carter Hart

Pittsburgh penguins

2019: “So, how do young people develop? ”

2022: “Young people? What young people? ”

Sharks of San Jose

2019: “Ah! Ah! Ah! We got the better of the senators in exchange for Erik Karlsson. ”

2022: “I don’t think so, no.”

St. Louis Blues

2022: “Remember Jordan Binnington? ”

2019: “What did the Cup just give us? ”

2022: “Yes. He’s back as a reserve – at 6 million a season. ”

Tampa Bay Lightning

2019: “The Jackets knocked us out in four consecutive games. Need to clean up. ”

2022: “Trust Julien BriseBois. ”

Toronto maple leaves

2019: “With John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, nothing can stop us. ”

2022: “The Canadian wants to talk. ”


PHOTO DOMINICK GRAVEL, LA PRESSE ARCHIVE

Canadiens players celebrate a Paul Byron goal in front of Auston Matthews.

Vancouver Canucks

2022: “In 2021, COVID-19 hit us hard. ”

2019: “The what? ”

2022: “Where to start …”

Golden Knights of Las Vegas

2022: “We have added Jack Eichel, Mark Stone and Alex Pietrangelo. But our top scorer remains the same as in 2019: Jonathan Marchessault. ”

Capitals of Washington

2019: “Alexander Ovechkin will slow down one day, right? ”

2022: “I assure you that that day has not yet come. ”

Jet Winnipeg

2019: “With our defense I give us one year to be champions. In the worst case, two. ”

2022: “You know what? So stay in 2019. It was much better than today. ”

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