The Vegas Golden Knights decided to troll the Montreal Canadiens in game five of the playoff semifinals. The American team decided to "invite" Céline Dion dressed in the Nevada team helmet and jersey. And one thing is for sure: Quebecers we're not happy about it.
Before the start of the game, an image of Céline Dion appeared on the giant screen of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, visibly dressed in the colours of the Golden Knights.
Quebecers seemed surprised about the image. The singer has remained silent about her choice between supporting Las Vegas, where she currently lives, or the Habs, her homeland team.
Fortunately for CH fans, several people, including the journalist and specialist in "fake news", Camille Lopez, revealed that after some verification, it was just a photo montage. The original image is said to be from 2007 and is taken from her album Taking Chances.
Vegas really tried to do Celine dirty like that 😤 https://t.co/T0R7ESEcKY
— Hockey Night in Canada (@Hockey Night in Canada)1624416809.0
Naturally, the Céline stunt plus losing to the Habs on Tuesday night left Las Vegas feeling the heat.
You play with Céline, we bitch slap you. Bonne nuit Vegas. #GoHabsgo
Jesperi Kotkaniemi is back in Montreal for the first time since his dramatic summer exodus to Carolina to face the Montreal Canadiens and this kind of feels like seeing the ex you're still in love with.
And while there probably won't be any bad blood between the players, the fans could definitely have a thing or two to say.
According to reports, Kotkaniemi is happy in his new city and new team. Joining another three Finnish compatriots in North Carolina, KK is apparently feeling right at home away from the bright lights of Montreal.
There's no doubt that living in Raleigh is definitely a change from living in hockey-mad Montreal. In a state where NCAA basketball is (apparently) bigger than the NHL, it must be nice for a professional hockey player to be able to live in relative anonymity and focus on just playing the game.
The Habs will host the Hurricanes at the Bell Centre on Thursday night at 7 p.m. EST.
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