Resumption of the NHL: “The Stanley cup is the most difficult to win”

Reprise de la LNH: «La coupe Stanley la plus difficile à gagner»

Since she would not be won in the traditional way, many wonder if, historically, the Stanley cup in 2019-2020 will be juxtaposed to an asterisk. Others, such as the attacker of the Vancouver Canucks, Antoine Roussel, are clearly not of this opinion.

“I think it’s going to be the Stanley cup is the most difficult to win because we are all a little rusty,” said French in an interview with the issuance JiC chain, TVA Sports, on Monday. But it is also the tournament where there will be more surprises. I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

Of course, Roussel acknowledges that the format of the playoffs consists of 24 teams complicates slightly the task of his Canucks, who would have been qualified if only 16 courses were held. It includes, however, the financial incentives of such an approach and he is well aware of the exceptional circumstances with which the national hockey League (NHL) consists.

According to the plan approved by the players Association, the Canucks confronting the Wild in Minnesota in a series 3 of 5 in order to qualify in what would be officially considered as the knock-out tournament. Roussel likes the chances of his team, especially if the goalie Jacob Markstrom was able to take advantage of the break to return to top form after suffering a knee injury in February.

“It has a lot of strengths. I had the impression that it was slipping a bit following the injury to Markstrom. Jacob is to be restored, it is going to be “top shape”. I often say : according to me, it was the best goaltender in the NHL last year. If he returns to form, we can get through anything with him in the net that is on fire,” said the veteran.

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