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Montreal Canadiens 1964-65 to 1968-69

"I really don't understand why everybody is so anxious to compare the Montreal Canadiens of the 1950s with the team of the late '70s. There was a team in the middle that might have been as good." - Montreal GM Sam Pollock.
"In the 1960s we had a very good team but we were not head and shoulders above the rest of the league as we had been in the 1950s. The difference was that we had the very best coach {Toe Blake} in hockey and a man who could get the best out of his players at all times." - Jean Beliveau.
Tid Bits
In 1965, Jean Beliveau became the first winner of a new honour, the Conn Smythe Trophy, which goes to the playoff MVP. Beliveau scored the cup-winning goal in the seventh game that year.
In the four years that the Habs won the Stanley Cup, no Montreal player finished higher than third in regular season scoring (Bobby Rousseau in 1966).
Tony Esposito appeared in 13 games as a rookie for the 1968-69 Habs, but saw no ice time in that season's playoffs.

Stanley Cups: 4

Stanley Cup Finals Record: 16-5

Regular Season Winning %: .639

Regular Season 1st-Place Finishes: 3

Individual Trophy Winners: 5

Individuals Selected To All-Star Teams: 12

Hockey Hall of Fame Members: (11)
Jean Beliveau, Toe Blake, Yvan Cournoyer, Tony Esposito, Jacques Laperriere Guy Lapointe, Jacques Lemaire, Sam Pollock, Henri Richard, Serge Savard, Gump Worsley

Players On All 4 Stanley Cup Champions: (13)
Ralph Backstrom, Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperriere, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, J.C. Tremblay, Gump Worsley

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