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Montreal Canadiens: Looking Back at the Habs Four Clydesdales

Gone are the days of big, punishing defensemen that can play in all situations, logging the lion’s share of ice time. Or that’s what we’re led to believe; as the league has gone towards a more speed-style game. But, as evidenced by the St Louis Blues Stanley Cup winning run in 2019, and the Habs Stanley Cup berth in 2021, a big blueline can be very effective.

Specifically, the 2021 Canadiens blueline will be the focus of this exercise, with the four Clydesdales aiding in the cinderella cup run. All six-foot-three or taller, the four pillars on the backend led the Habs to the final against the juggernaut Tampa Bay Lightning offence.