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01-11-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Punkeater View Post
What the hell is wrong with people here getting angry because we say Montreal doesn't have a lot of chance to makes the playoffs? Get real guys... that line up won't win a Stanley Cup. I would love to but it ain't gonna happen. Does it makes us bad fans? Not at all.

I'll hope for wins but at least I'm not blinded by my love of the CH. I can judge the line-up with a cold head and there's majors holes to fill. Like another poster said, the future is bright... this year will be a lot of testing.

Bergevin will see what are his assets and hopefully gives the team back to the young core of the team next season.

I'm so happy that hockey's back anyway but we gotta be realistic. This line up sucks, our best players are all under 26 years old approx. Good times ahead but don't get your expectations too high for this year because the wake up call might be a little brutal.
Being realisic means looking at what happened last year logically. Even with the players they had last yaer they had bad luck finishing 28th. Comapre the GF/GA to playoff teams like Ottawa and Florida.

So just going back to average luck and nothing else puts them around 10-12 instead of 15. That's without considering a healthier lineup, young/newer players developping, more grit coming in and a new coach and/GM(which usually lights a fire under teams).

The team has question marks but at least there are internal options to potentially fill them...and every team has holes. A lot of teams in the East went backwards by losing big players, a few more overachieved last year and a few are just plain bad(NYI Toronto). Not too many teams in the East got better.

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