Max Pacioretty responds to critics and reflects on his time with the Montreal Canadiens

Published May 6, 2022 at 4:45 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights were probably the biggest disappointment in the NHL this year.

While many pundits were predicting the Nevada team would reach the Stanley Cup Final, the team was instead shut out of the playoffs for the first time in its history, despite the presence of several star players and the acquisition of Jack Eichel last November.

Now it's time for the Golden Knights to take stock, and as Olivier Paiement of reports, forward Max Pacioretty faced questions from the media and was quite direct in his response to the criticisms he has faced this year.

Having been captain of the Habs has made him somehow immune to the pressure and playing in a non-traditional hockey market makes his life a little less complicated compared to when he was playing in Montreal (according to him).

Pacioretty made it clear that despite everything, he feels less pressure in Vegas compared to Montreal. He talks about how it was "something" with the CH.

However, despite less pressure than in Montreal, expectations were quite high this year for the Knights and missing the playoffs certainly didn't please local hockey fans.

Pacioretty disappointed.

It must be said, however, that there were many important players on the roster who were on the injured list for a long time, including Pacioretty himself, who played only 39 games this season, collecting 37 points, including 19 goals.

The Golden Knights finished the season with 94 points, which is not bad, but not enough to make the playoffs. Let's bet that the pressure will be on more than ever for the upcoming season.

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Max Pacioretty responds to critics and reflects on his time with the Montreal Canadiens

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