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09-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mats NAslund View Post
Hate to the pessimist around here but Montreal is not making the playoffs.

In no particular order these teams will all finish ahead of the Habs this year

Detroit
Ottawa
Boston
Toronto
NYR
Pitt
Philly
WSH

then you have teams that are similar to Montreal

Columbus
Buffalo
NYI
Carolina

Montreal will be in a dog fight for the 9th spot let alone number 8

Last year was a fluke, had it been a full regular season Montreal would have missed the playoffs and would have been better for it.

Expectations are now through the roof and the on ice product cannot meet that expectation.
Boston and PIT: will be better than habs
WSH and NYR: strong chance they will but both have a very strong chance of underperforming or habs overperforming to overcome them

Toronto and Ottawa: These three teams will be neck and neck all season

Detroit: Will be right behind us all season

The rest will not be near us

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