VANCOUVER — Former Montreal Canadiens center Maxim Lapierre, now with the Canucks, has already expressed his hate for the Bruins both as a former Hab and a native of Quebec.

So how about fellow former Canadiens forward Chris Higgins? He also spent several years as part of the best rivalry in hockey and will now try to beat the Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final starting tomorrow at the Rogers Arena.

“You definitely develop some sort of animosity more than other teams just because of the rivalry that’s been going on for such a long time,” said Higgins. “I don’t know if that’s carried over to now. But I think any team that I play right now I wouldn’t be too happy with.”