Joe Thornton has totaled 1,514 points over 1,608 career games in the regular-season and playoffs. He reached the Stanley Cup Final once, in 2016, but his Sharks lost in six games to the Penguins.
They’ve been attached their entire lives, so why separate them now? The Sedin twins have combined for more than 2,000 points in their NHL careers as teammates with the Canucks. They came closest to a Cup title in 2011, falling to the Bruins in the seven-game Final.
Roberto Luongo has more wins (453) than any active goalie in the NHL, and is one shy of fourth on the all-time list. He led the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, but lost Game Seven to the Bruins.
Ironically, the Canadiens lost to the Bruins and Julien successor Bruce Cassidy in a listless 4-0 decision Sunday, likely setting in motion Therrien’s long-rumored ouster.
The move also comes with a hint of deja vu since Julien replaced Therrian in his first stint as Canadiens coach midway through the 2002-03 season.
“The decision to remove Michel from his coaching duties was a difficult one because I have lots of respect for him,” Canadiens general Marc Bergevin said in a release. “I came to the conclusion that our team needed a new energy, a new voice, a new direction.
The first (and most infamous) came at the nadir of Peter Chiarelli’s tenure when the since-departed GM dealt superstar-in-the-making Tyler Seguin to Dallas. Sweeney was responsible Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart for the other with the 2015 trade of Dougie Hamilton to Calgary. These were each unique situations, but neither played out particularly well for the Bruins, who failed to replenish that talent at Cheap Jerseys Elite the NHL level and, accordingly, haven’t advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 2014.