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07-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by MTL-rules View Post
We are still lacking high-end talent up front. The defensive corp has some question marks... but all-in-all, it's a pretty well constructued lineup... we shouldn't have problem making the playoffs, but we are still far from being a contender.
Not to pull out the clichés, but in today's NHL almost any team that can make the playoffs has a chance. Injuries to contenders, hot streaks, hot goalies... So many things can drastically change your post-season fortunes.

But I agree with you to an extent. If you were to make a list of the top contenders in the league, Montreal wouldn't be on it. But we do have a good group of hard working, character guys who I wouldn't count out of any series. The next step is to become a team that not only has a chance against any team, but would be favored against most.

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