Future appears bright for Montreal Canadiens
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10-20-2012, 06:24 PM
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Note that I mentioned 'despite what last year's standings may indicate'. Montreal was in a year of tumult, one which saw injuries, a coaching change and -at year's end- an overhaul of management.
The season prior, Phoenix finished a mere 3 points above Montreal, and I see our future (both immediate and long term) as equal to theirs:
Smith is good, but Price is elite. Montreal does not have a Yandle but Subban may get there and we have Markov and Gorges with him now, Tinordi, Beaulieu in the wings.
Up front I'd argue that Pacioretty and Plekanec are both better than anything Phoenix has to offer. Cole and Doan bring the same qualities while Eller is projecting to become a player like Hanzal but is simply two years younger.
We were a 15th place team in our year of so-called tumult. If everything had gone right, we would have been nowhere near 3rd place.
What your analysis comes down to is that you're more familiar with Montreal's players than those of Phoenix, and thus you can list more positives for Montreal.
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