Jean-Sébastien Giguère has blended reminiscences of the 2003 last.
He would a lot reasonably have gained the Stanley Cup than the Conn-Smythe Trophy. However 20 years later he’s pleased with it.
“You go to warfare as a group for 2 months for the large trophy, not for a person trophy. Right this moment I’m proud to have gained the Conn-Smythe, however I’d commerce it for the Stanley Cup at any time. It’s much more satisfying to win it,” the previous goalkeeper-turned-TVA Sports activities analyst stated on the JiC present on Wednesday.
“It was blended emotions. We have been in New Jersey and everybody within the enviornment booed after they referred to as me. It was actually particular…my teammates have been already within the dressing room and didn’t know I had gained the Conn-Smythe.
Giguère recollects feeling intimidated by the opposite goalkeeper in entrance of him: a sure Martin Brodeur.
“It was inevitable that there could be a struggle between him and me and he had the benefit. He’d been by way of this earlier than. For me it was my first expertise. I felt it. I used to be intimidated by Martin Brodeur. I used to be additionally intimidated by the devils. They have been a greater group than ours.”
Giguère’s want was granted 4 years later.
“In 2007 it was the other, I had a bonus over Ray Emery. I knew what it was prefer to play within the last. I knew find out how to behave. I knew we had a greater group. We knew what to anticipate.”
Is it Marchessault’s flip?
He’s now hoping Vegas Golden Knights ahead Jonathan Marchessault would be the fortunate winner this yr. No Quebecer has gained the Conn-Smythe Trophy since Giguère 20 years in the past.
“It’s sure that in Quebec we wish him to win. We really feel his ardour. You’ll be able to’t love a participant like him. I hope he’ll win it.
“I like each golf equipment, there are good tales from each side, however I need the Golden Knights to win the trophy. It might be enjoyable to see the parade down the Strip in Las Vegas.”
Watch the complete interview with Jean-Sébastien Giguère within the video above.