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Playing Canadiens 'dream come true' for Oilers forward David Perron

Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron meets the media at Servus Place in St. Albert, Alberta on...

Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron meets the media at Servus Place in St. Albert, Alberta on Thursday, July 25, 2013. (PERRY MAH/QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:27 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers winger David Perron grew up cheering for the Montreal Canadiens.

So getting an opportunity to face them is always special.

“It’s almost like a dream come true every time you play against them,” said Perron. “It’s special when they come to your building, and it’s even more special going there. It’s nice with the new schedule that we can play them twice in the same year.”

As is the case whenever the Canadiens come to Edmonton, there will as many Habs jerseys in the stands as there will be Oilers. The Original Six team still has a large following throughout the country.

“It’ll be interesting. What’s special about it, even though some of them are Oilers fans, they are also Canadiens fans,” Perron said. “I think once Montreal moves on, they come back to being Oilers fans again. That’s why we have to try and instill that winning culture here, so they can jump on that Oilers bandwagon for good. But the Canadiens have a lot of history and it’s norma


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