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WakeUpNHL 03-13-2013 12:45 PM

Where do you think the Habs will finish in the standings.
 
I did a little stats juggling to see how 'real' this Habs team is and it confirms my belief that the Habs are a top 6 team in NHL right now. The stats I used are the sum of PDO and Fenwick Close to come up with what a ranking of all 30 teams in the league (see below).

Where do you think the Habs will finish this year?

Rnk TEAM PDO Fen-C PDO-F
1 LAK 0.998 58.59% 1.584
2 CHI 1.020 54.80% 1.568
3 BOS 1.007 55.20% 1.559
4 MTL 1.024 52.77% 1.552
5 NYR 1.006 53.99% 1.546
6 VAN 1.008 53.57% 1.544
7 CAR 1.023 51.94% 1.542
8 DET 1.013 52.06% 1.534
9 STL 0.969 56.43% 1.533
10 PIT 1.012 51.97% 1.532
11 N J 0.981 53.54% 1.516
12 OTT 1.004 50.85% 1.513
13 S J 0.999 50.84% 1.507
14 DAL 1.003 50.21% 1.505
15 ANA 1.045 45.91% 1.504
16 WPG 0.991 50.44% 1.495
17 PHO 0.991 49.91% 1.490
18 PHI 0.973 51.32% 1.486
19 CAL 0.969 51.67% 1.486
20 COL 1.005 47.98% 1.485
21 WAS 1.003 47.19% 1.475
22 TOR 1.025 44.30% 1.468
23 FLO 0.969 49.89% 1.468
24 NAS 1.004 46.25% 1.467
25 NYI 0.972 49.18% 1.464
26 T B 1.018 44.39% 1.462
27 MIN 0.995 46.54% 1.460
28 BUF 0.997 43.44% 1.431
29 CLB 0.994 43.74% 1.431
30 EDM 0.978 44.72% 1.425

charlie 03-13-2013 12:48 PM

Just as long as we dont meet the leafs in the first round I dont care.
Second round I would welcome TO with open arms.

Gros Bonhomme 03-13-2013 12:48 PM

Second with the Pens 1st. Yes i'm that confident. Bruins with ultimately 1 less point than us.

All Me 03-13-2013 12:49 PM

4th in east

WakeUpNHL 03-13-2013 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie (Post 61578369)
Just as long as we dont meet the leafs in the first round I dont care.
Second round I would welcome TO with open arms.

Not to worry about the Leafs. Stats show them ranked 22nd well out of a playoff spot. I think i hear the 18 wheeler brakes squealing already!

Picaroon 03-13-2013 12:52 PM

I'd say 4th. Which I'd prefer if the Rangers stay in 8th because they strike me as a team that's underachieving and will do some damage come playoff time. And you know Lundqvist will be a beast. I'd take Ottawa, NJ or Toronto in round 1 any day over them.

ClasslessGuy 03-13-2013 12:54 PM

If it's not 1rst or 2nd ... I would almost prefer 6th

Habsland35 03-13-2013 12:57 PM

i think 4th place is where they'll finish but i could honestly see them finishing ahead of Boston and finish 2nd (the penguins will take first in the east)

hogtownhabsfan* 03-13-2013 12:58 PM

1st or 4th, depending if we can hold off Boston.

cjbhab* 03-13-2013 01:01 PM

I'm hoping 1st, 2nd or 4th.. but am not sold yet. I've been burnt by this team too many times. 7/8 is still possible and very real.

McTusk 03-13-2013 01:01 PM

If it's the Habs I know and love from the last 20 years, 6-8 in the conference.

Sorry kids, Old Man Tusk has seen this before and isn't getting ahead of himself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjbhab (Post 61579069)
I've been burnt by this team too many times. 7/8 is still possible and very real.

Yep. Every game is a big game until there's an X next to the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL standings.

Bronn 03-13-2013 01:03 PM

4th. Still think Boston will win the division

But i placed the Habs 12 or 13th in the conference at the beginning of the season so that's much much above my expectations :nod:

Naoned 03-13-2013 01:17 PM

4th. And we'l not be far off Boston for 1st or 2nd.

charlie 03-13-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tusk (Post 61579075)
If it's the Habs I know and love from the last 20 years, 6-8 in the conference.
Yep. Every game is a big game until there's an X next to the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL standings.

I know what you are saying.......I have been through this for the last 30 years........but..........there is something............. something very special with this group....not sure if it is coaching (MT).......... management (MB and crew especially Timmins)........... rookies (gally's)......... Subban (future Norris vote)........... Price (Elite).......... Patches (Wolverine)........Pleks (Selke candidate)...........and of course as far as I am concerned the best UFA signing in the offseason Brandon Prust.

You also cant forget Eller, Emelin, DD, and the list goes on.

I have watched as many games this year as possible and this team is not going to not make the playoffs.
After that who knows.

CanadienShark 03-13-2013 01:27 PM

6th is ideal, but I see 4-5.

The Russian General 03-13-2013 01:29 PM

4th. Unless Youppi keeps slapping the bear.

WakeUpNHL 03-13-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie (Post 61580433)
I know what you are saying.......I have been through this for the last 30 years........but..........there is something............. something very special with this group....not sure if it is coaching (MT).......... management (MB and crew especially Timmins)........... rookies (gally's)......... Subban (future Norris vote)........... Price (Elite).......... Patches (Wolverine)........Pleks (Selke candidate)...........and of course as far as I am concerned the best UFA signing in the offseason Brandon Prust.

You also cant forget Eller, Emelin, DD, and the list goes on.

I have watched as many games this year as possible and this team is not going to not make the playoffs.
After that who knows.

Feels a little like 1986... an underrated Habs team that came out of nowhere to win the cup. If Price can bring his game up a notch anything is possible.

Agalloch 03-13-2013 01:55 PM

4th.

A series against Toronto would be awesome. It didn't happen since 1979 !

charlie 03-13-2013 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WakeUpNHL (Post 61582131)
Feels a little like 1986... an underrated Habs team that came out of nowhere to win the cup. If Price can bring his game up a notch anything is possible.

ah 86' I remember like yesterday...........High as a kite and cheering for the best franchise in the world........:yo:

HeShootsHeScores 03-13-2013 02:12 PM

This team is better than the 2008 edition. 2008 was a cinderella season. This season, something is uniting this team, with a nice blend of raw talent and clear intentions to win it all.

It's up to MB to put the icing on the cake before trade deadline.

I actually believe at this point they are gonna finish 1st. The way I see it, the habs are a more classy version of the bruins, meaning that they can match up most of the bruins best in their respective role.

I fear the pens though. It could be an awesome match-up of almost prefect built team vs over the top talent.

Bask 03-13-2013 02:24 PM

4th is most likely

Habs 4 Life 03-13-2013 02:30 PM

4th.

If it's not 1 or 4, then I hope it's at 6!

McTusk 03-13-2013 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie (Post 61582945)
ah 86' I remember like yesterday...........High as a kite and cheering for the best franchise in the world........:yo:

My first real Habs memories, although they are faint as I was 8. Unfortunately 89' is ingrained in my head but so is 93'!

Born in 1909 03-13-2013 02:33 PM

It doesn't matter.

What matters is having no injuries.

WakeUpNHL 03-13-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeShootsHeScores (Post 61583147)
This team is better than the 2008 edition. 2008 was a cinderella season. This season, something is uniting this team, with a nice blend of raw talent and clear intentions to win it all.

It's up to MB to put the icing on the cake before trade deadline.

I actually believe at this point they are gonna finish 1st. The way I see it, the habs are a more classy version of the bruins, meaning that they can match up most of the bruins best in their respective role.

I fear the pens though. It could be an awesome match-up of almost prefect built team vs over the top talent.

The main difference is the 2008 team had no grit and depended on the power play. This team is way grittier... but in the end Price has to be the Habs best player to go far this spring!


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