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Habs’ Gallagher on Stanley Cup Final: ‘I just don’t want to see Boston win’

Jun 12, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

Even though he’s a rookie, Brendan Gallagher understands the significance of the longstanding Montreal-Boston rivalry.

The Canadiens forward — who is one of the three finalists for this year’s Calder Trophy — told the Vancouver Sun that, despite his friendship with Bruins forward (and fellow ex-WHL Vancouver Giant) Milan Lucic, he doesn’t want to see Boston win the Stanley Cup.

“I mean, I’m happy for Lootch and I’m glad he’s doing well,” Gallagher said. “But I just don’t want to see Boston win.”

Gallagher, 21, finished the year on the rookie leaderboard in a number of key statistical categories: second in the league in shots (117), second in goals (tied), fourth in points  (28) and fifth in plus-minus (plus-10).

He also thrust himself into the Habs-Bruins rivalry by scoring this dramatic game-tying goal in a late-March contest:

All told, Gallagher finished with three points in four games against the Bruins this season.

  1. pastabelly - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Great scoop Mike.

  2. madtolive5 - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    You mean Chara’s goal?

  3. homelanddefense - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    So, maybe someone should ask Max Pac is the Bruins are still jealous of Montreal….seems like its been reversed.

  4. spitfisher - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Is this really news……happy for an ex team mate Lootch but doesn’t want Boston to win????

  5. LampyB - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Who cares, Montreal couldn’t hang with the top teams. Gallaghers personal opinion on who he wants to win is as important as mine. :/

  6. 2dollarpbrs - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Better turn your tv off then you silly Hab

  7. papajack1259 - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Sad……let’s see how long this kid stays in Montreal

  8. dropthepuckeh - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Wow, impressive “dramatic game-tying goal in late March”. Hopefully he got an ice cream after the game. He should watch Bergeron’s goals against Toronto to understand real drama.

    Not surprising to hear the quote coming from the Vancouver Sun either….

    • thesableo - Jun 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Better than the Province. They only had a quote from Kevin Bieksa quoting this quote.

  9. ballistictrajectory - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    And I would love to see the whole of Montreal torn from its bedrock and cast into the sea.

  10. nostredummass - Jun 12, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Wow…
    As a Bruins fan in Montreal I sympathise…but REALLY hope that doesn’t happen. Fortunately we’re on the St Lawrence River. We’re no where near the sea.
    Not sure which is more torturous:
    Waiting for this series to start
    Or reading all the filler garbage articles while waiting…

  11. habs4everfan - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    I truly understand why some Bruins’ fans are so agressive towards the great Montréal Canadiens. They have so many years of sorrows to overcome that the only way some of them figured out to get back at the Habs is to insult their fans, the city and the Province. Very classy, what can I say. It’s so sad cause again this year the Bruins will not win the BIG one. Who remembers the team that finished 2nd. Let’s put it this way, Chicago is too strong of a team and the B’s don’t stand a chance. I feel so much for you guys. So close and yet so far as they say. Good luck to the Bruins anyway.

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