Max Pacioretty had the best moment of his career with the Habs

Published November 30, 2021 at 5:08 PM
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It's been almost four years since forward Max Pacioretty has settled in comfortably in Nevada, away from the pressure of Montreal.

Although his time here was not all restful, Pacioretty keeps very good memories.

"Montreal is a great place and I'm really proud of what I accomplished there, [but] I feel like everyone has a shelf life there, said Pacioretty. Everyone has talked to me about it. Former players, active players, fans, and I was persistent. It's not going to happen to me. I'm going to be here for the rest of my career. I love it here, I live in Westmount, I'm close to the fans, I go out to dinner every night."

Being named captain of the Montreal Canadiens by a unanimous vote of his teammates was the best moment of his career.


After sending flowers, Pacioretty took the liberty of sending the pot directly at the head of the Montreal atmosphere. Since he's been in Vegas, he clearly sees the difference between Montreal and elsewhere. It's a lot easier from what we understand.

"When I saw the difference in Vegas, I understood what everyone was talking about. There's so much less pressure, whether you admit it or not. You live your routine a lot easier. It takes a weight off your shoulders, whether you're a leader or a young person."

He ended with a legitimate quote from Brian Burke that clearly explains the life of a Tricolore star player:

"Even if you don't read the newspapers in Montreal, you know what is being said. Brian Burke used to say: playing in Montreal is a lot harder than anywhere else, because 'you suck' in two languages."


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