Apr 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf (3) hits Montreal Canadiens right wing Rene Bourque (17) during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

SenShot Daily Poll - Who Wins a Cup First, Montreal or Toronto?

SenShot Daily Poll will ask a question every day regarding the feelings about happenings around the NHL.

Today, we look at the long-standing rivalry between two teams that also happen to be the biggest rivals of the Ottawa Senators at the moment.

The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs are two of the longest-tenured teams in the NHL and two of its most storied franchises.  Both are in the longest Stanley Cup droughts of their franchises’ history.  Toronto has not hoisted the holy grail of hockey since 1967, while the Canadiens haven’t raised the cup since 1993.

Two storied franchises, two divisional rivals, two loyal (and sometimes obnoxious) fanbases.   Both teams enter the season with high hopes of making the playoffs, and that is the first step to going deeper and becoming relavent once again.  Did the game 7 meltdown against the Bruins teach the Leafs anything?  Was the Habs’ rise from 15th to 2nd in the East smoke and mirrors or was it a true indication of where the team is?  Are both clubs playoff teams this year?  Lots of questions, no immediate answers.   But the teams will kick off the season in Montreal tonight in the quest to answer them.

The most important question of all, which one will break through first?

 

Which Franchise Will Win A Stanley Cup First?

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Another question could be, will either happen in our lifetime?

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