It was the summer of 1978 and the Montreal Canadiens were the greatest organization in hockey. Fresh from winning their third Stanley Cup in a row and their 21st Stanley Cup ever, they were arguably the best run organization in professional sports. Sitting at the helm guiding the team was the single best General Manager in Montreal Canadiens history, Sam Pollock. Sam was in his last of 14 years and was winning his ninth Stanley Cup as Les Habitants' GM. Behind the bench was the (even then) legendary Scotty Bowman. The team featured the Art Ross and Hart trophy winner Guy Lafleur. Ken Dryden and Michel "Bunny" Laroque had won the Vezina trophy as the leagues best goaltending tandem. Bob Gainey had won the Frank J. Selke trophy as the leagues best defensive for ...
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