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zzoo 01-18-2013 04:01 PM

Where do the Habs finish this year ?
 
Where do the Habs finish this year ?

NewHabsEra* 01-18-2013 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zzoo (Post 57802569)
Where do the Habs finish this year ?

5-8 if we stay relatively healthy...

25th 01-18-2013 04:08 PM

There are at least 8 teams that are better than the Habs. No way they make the playoffs.

peate 01-18-2013 04:10 PM

It's nice to be optimistic but in reality, I see them finishing 9th or 10th, but I hope I'm wrong and they surprise us and make the playoffs.

habs03 01-18-2013 04:16 PM

IF Markov is healthy and can be somewhat his old self, and help get our PP to being top 19 again.

The Habs will finish 6th.

Everything that could go wrong last year went wrong. Look at the team stats, they weren't as bad as the record was.

around 20th in scoring, but if our pp would have been top 10 like it usually is, he would have been around 12-15 in that area

Even with all the injuries and that poor D, 14th in goals against, so a healthy Markov should help that a little.

PK is one of the best in the league

And even strength scoring has been important with the addition wit a lot of the big buddies we have.

So if the Habs stay relative healthy, Markov improves the PP. I guarantee this teams makes the playoffs.

coolasprICE 01-18-2013 04:22 PM

this team lacks identity and they will drown once the going gets tough.

We won't be as crap as last year but we will miss the playoff by a modest margin.

On that note, can't wait to watch us be mediocre again!:hockey::hockey::hockey:

MXD 01-18-2013 04:23 PM

I'd say 9-11.

I expect Price to not be very good at first, due to his slight injury, and that might lead to more Budaj starts.

Lafleurs Guy 01-18-2013 04:25 PM

Best guess is 9-11. Things could go a lot better this year though. Markov is of course the perpetual wildcard, Price could carry the day...

We could also be worse. So I split the difference. We're a bubble team... again.

No More Subban 01-18-2013 04:30 PM

As long as we dont blow leads like last year, better 3rd period play and a decent powerplay will make this team playoff bound.

8th seed is ours.

DAChampion 01-18-2013 04:32 PM

My original prediction is 11-15, so I voted 12-15 as it is the closest choice.

I'll note that my original prediction assumed 48 games of Subban, and may as such be optimistic.

Playmaker09 01-18-2013 04:38 PM

11th-13th. Went with 9th-11th, since I think we'll be in the second worst tier of teams (drafting 6th-10th).

Nedved 01-18-2013 05:01 PM

habs win NE

Agnostic 01-18-2013 06:05 PM

Look at the east and try to predict the teams that are WORSE than the Habs. That's a tough task to find them.

Consensus on PTS today was that the game at Bell Centre Saturday night is the battle of the only 2 teams with a chance to hold 15th place at season's end.

LeHab 01-18-2013 06:08 PM

I go with the same prediction as every other year 6-10.

No More Subban 01-18-2013 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nedved (Post 57805603)
habs win NE

+31 :nod:

Born in 1909 01-18-2013 07:29 PM

Don't really care (sort of)

Basically either:

1. In the PO with a favourable 1st round matchup

or

2. finishing very low with another high pick

Natey 01-18-2013 07:32 PM

6th place, but I hope they can do even better than that! Go Habs Go!

nyhabsfan 01-18-2013 07:38 PM

They will finish 7th
2nd in NE
AGalley will be a rookie of the year finalist
Markov will play 48 games
Eller will get 15 G and 15A and will be the most improved Habs
Habs will beat the Bruins in the first round in 7 games.
NO EXCUSES.... THE HABS ARE BACK!!!

Jee 01-18-2013 07:40 PM

1st, no doubt about that.

Et le But 01-18-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolasprICE (Post 57803729)
this team lacks identity and they will drown once the going gets tough.

We won't be as crap as last year but we will miss the playoff by a modest margin.

On that note, can't wait to watch us be mediocre again!:hockey::hockey::hockey:

Your Bruins should have a great year though.

DAChampion 01-18-2013 07:44 PM

Looking at last year's team, it was in 12th place before the trade deadline moves.

We have since lost Kostitsyn, Cammalleri, Darche, Gill, Gomez, Campoli, Blunden, Engvist, Subban, etc; and we've added Prust, Armstrong, Bouillon, Galchenyuk, Markov, and Bourque.

1) Bourque is a step down from Kostitsyn. They're comparable offensively, but Kostitsyn has much better 2-way ability and delivers good hits.
2) Cammalleri's production may or may not be replaced, it depends how well Galchenyuk does. The playoff Habs of 2009-10-11 had a Cammalleri that could score at a 30 goal pace, and Galchenyuk won't match this in his rookie year. He could match the 20-goal-pace Cammalleri the Habs had when they were a 12th place team.
3) Bouillon is clearly a step down from Gill. He provides less size, and he doesn't have anything he excels at like Gill on the PK.
4) An injured Markov is being replaced by a locked out Subban. That's a step down.
5) Prust and Armstrong are clearly a step up from Darche and Gomez.
6) There are no replacements for Engvist, Blunden, Camoli, etc, but who knows what we'll see in a Habs uniform once the inevitable injuries happen.

So overall, this is a weaker roster than the one that began last year. Things could change. We could suffer fewer injuries and do better in the shootouts, and Subban could sign. But I'm skeptical we'll be in the playoff picture.

SouthernHab 01-18-2013 10:28 PM

Where do the Habs finish this year ?
 
As Andrei Markov would reply..........in Toronto on Saturday April 27.

Ghetto Sangria 01-18-2013 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAChampion (Post 57812925)
Looking at last year's team, it was in 12th place before the trade deadline moves.

We have since lost Kostitsyn, Cammalleri, Darche, Gill, Gomez, Campoli, Blunden, Engvist, Subban, etc; and we've added Prust, Armstrong, Bouillon, Galchenyuk, Markov, and Bourque.

1) Bourque is a step down from Kostitsyn. They're comparable offensively, but Kostitsyn has much better 2-way ability and delivers good hits.
2) Cammalleri's production may or may not be replaced, it depends how well Galchenyuk does. The playoff Habs of 2009-10-11 had a Cammalleri that could score at a 30 goal pace, and Galchenyuk won't match this in his rookie year. He could match the 20-goal-pace Cammalleri the Habs had when they were a 12th place team.
3) Bouillon is clearly a step down from Gill. He provides less size, and he doesn't have anything he excels at like Gill on the PK.
4) An injured Markov is being replaced by a locked out Subban. That's a step down.
5) Prust and Armstrong are clearly a step up from Darche and Gomez.
6) There are no replacements for Engvist, Blunden, Camoli, etc, but who knows what we'll see in a Habs uniform once the inevitable injuries happen.

So overall, this is a weaker roster than the one that began last year. Things could change. We could suffer fewer injuries and do better in the shootouts, and Subban could sign. But I'm skeptical we'll be in the playoff picture.

The bolded I disagree with. Bourque will probably provide more offensively than Kostitsyn did. Two-way is a wash really... and while kostitsyn hit like a truck, he didn't do it often... same for bourque.

And Patches could replace the 30 goal scoring pace that Cammy had in the PO's (as could Cole). Gally could potentially match cammy's regular season output

Westcoasthabsfan 01-18-2013 10:41 PM

Anywhere in the top eight is fine with me....

zzoo 01-18-2013 11:05 PM

From best scenario to worst:
1. Finish 1-4
2. Finish 12-15
3. Finish 5-8
4. Finish 9-11


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