Jim Montgomery addressing the media

Jim Montgomery Takes A Shot At Montreal Canadiens GM

Published January 22, 2024 at 10:50

The rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens is steeped in hockey history, always elevating the anticipation for their clashes, regardless of the teams' standings in the NHL.

Adding a unique dimension to this historic rivalry are two former teammates, now on opposite sides—Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery and Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes.

Their shared history traces back to playing together for the Cegep de Saint-Laurent Patriotes during the 1987–1988 season in Montreal.

In a recent interview, Montgomery was questioned about their playing days, specifically who had the superior career with the Patriotes.

Responding confidently, he asserted,
"Oh, even Kent would say it was me."

Montgomery's comparison of Hughes to Nicklas Backstrom showcased his graciousness, while characterizing himself in the mold of a scrappy Bob Probert-style player, hinting at a more physical playing style during their shared time with the Patriotes.

The revelation adds an intriguing layer to the narrative surrounding this enduring rivalry.
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