Three years of hockey is a long time

The playoffs are over, time for the offseason. In the realm of possibilities, where everything is always greener here than at our neighbors. A handful of clever draft picks, a few trade market steals and whoosh, any club can claim to win the Stanley Cup in three years.

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However, three years in hockey is a long time. What would fans of 2019 and 2022 say if they met in a time machine? Back to the Future.

Anaheim ducks

2019: “Hampus Lindholm. Brandon Montor. Josh Manson. Cam Fowler. In three years we will have one of the best defenses in the league. »

2022: “Or not. »

Arizona coyotes

2022: “The good news? The Coyotes are still in Arizona. The bad ? There are only 5,000 seats left in the arena. »

Boston Bruins

2022: “Remember 2019 when we reached the finals after a season with 107 points? »

2019: “Of course! »

2022: “Well, we got just as many points this season. Only this time we fired our head coach. »

buffalo saber

2019: “Jack Eichel. Rasmus Dahlin. Sam Reinhart. Alex Nylander. Casey Mittelstadt. Dylan Cozens. The conversion is complete. Now the trophy is ours! »

2022: “How can I tell you…”

Calgary Flames

2019: “Sean Monahan just scored 82 points. Finally an elite center in Calgary. Impossible for him to walk. »

2022: “True, it is not tradable. But for other reasons. »

Carolina hurricanes

2022: “Two guys on our fourth row cost us nearly $8 million this season. »

2019: “Let’s see. Who is this ? »

2022: “Max Domi and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. »


Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Chicago Blackhawks

2019: “Have we found our guardian of the future? »

2022: “Next question please. »

Columbus blue jackets

2019: “The future is bright with Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson, Josh Anderson and Matt Duchene. »

2022: “Yes. Somewhere else. »

Colorado Avalanche

2022: “It will be fine. »

2019: “Why are you saying that? »

2022: “You will understand. »

Dallas Stars

2022: “We were within two wins of winning the Stanley Cup with a 33-year-old back-up goaltender as a starter. »

Detroit Red Wings

2019: “Still that bad? »

2022: “Still as bad. »

Edmonton oiler

2019: “Have we found a new goalkeeper? »

2022: “Yes. »

2019: “Oh dear! That is exciting. Who is it ? »

2022: “Mike Smith…”


Mike Smith

Florida Panther

2022: “We won the President’s trophy, lalalere. »

2019: “It is certain that with Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov it is 60 guaranteed goals. It helps. »

2022: “…”

Kings of Los Angeles

2022: “Marc Bergevin and Phillip Danault are with us now. Danault is even our second best scorer. The best ? We didn’t return anything! »


Phillip Danault, in black and white gray

Minnesota Wild

2022: “One of our forwards just had a 108-point season. »

2019: “Zach Parise or Eric Staal? »

Montreal Canadiens

2022: “Last summer, we advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals by winning the Western Conference title. »

2019: “Do you mean from the East? »

2022: “No, no, from the west. »

Nashville predators

2022: “Kevin Fiala has scored 85 points this season. »

2019: “Are you serious? »

2022: “Yes. Unfortunately he was no longer with us. »


Kevin Fiala, Minnesota Wild

New Jersey Devil

2019: “We can’t do worse than last season. »

2022: “…”

2019: “Can we? »

New York Islanders

2022: “Since 2019 we have reached the semifinals twice despite three different homes. And we fired our head coach anyway. »

New York Rangers

2022: “Hire Artemi Panarin as a free agent, acquire Adam Fox for next to nothing and win the draft lottery, it doesn’t change the world except…”

Ottawa Senators

2019: “Which Will Take Longer: Liberal Rule in Ottawa or Our Rebuilding?” »

2022: “Our Rebuild. It is obvious. »

Philadelphia Flyer

2019: “With Carter Hart, we’ll be in the car for the next 15 years. »

2022: “On the other hand, we would have to agree on the model of the car…”


Carter Hart

Pittsburgh penguins

2019: “How do young people develop? »

2022: “Youth? What young people? »

Sharks of San Jose

2019: “Ha! Ha! Ha! For Erik Karlsson we had the best senators in the business. »

2022: “I don’t think so, no. »

St. Louis Blues

2022: “Remember Jordan Binnington? »

2019: “The one who just gave us the trophy? »

2022: “Yes. He’s back as a reserve – at 6 million a season. »

Tampa Bay Blitz

2019: “The Jackets eliminated us in four straight games. Needs to be cleaned up. »

2022: “Trust Julien BriseBois. »

Toronto Maple Leafs

2019: “With John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, nothing can stop us. »

2022: “The Canadian wants to speak. »


The Canadiens players celebrate a Paul Byron goal in front of Auston Matthews.

Vancouver Canucks

2022: “In 2021, COVID-19 hit us hard. »

2019: “The what? »

2022: “Where do I start…”

Vegas Golden Knights

2022: “We added Jack Eichel, Mark Stone and Alex Pietrangelo. But our top scorer remains the same as in 2019: Jonathan Marchessault. »

Washington Capitals

2019: “Alexander Ovechkin will slow down one day, right? »

2022: “I assure you, that day has not yet come. »

Winnipeg Jets

2019: “With our defense I give us a year to become champions. In the worst case two. »

2022: “You know what? So stay in 2019. It was much better than today. »

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