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04-03-2008, 01:12 AM
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2007-08 NHL Standings Predictions


The Sports Forecaster 2007-08 Hockey Yearbook, The Hockey News and McKeen's


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THN......................................ACTUAL STANDING


Ottawa....................................Pittsbur gh
NY Rangers..............................Montreal
Pittsburgh................................Carolina
Buffalo....................................New Jersey
Carolina .................................NY Rangers
Tampa Bay..............................Ottawa
New Jersey..............................Boston
Atlanta...................................Philadel phia
Philadelphia.............................Washingto n
Washington.............................Buffalo
Toronto...................................Florida
Florida.....................................Toront o
Montreal..................................NY Isles
NY Islanders............................Atlanta
Boston....................................Tampa Bay

EDIT: THN suck so much, they didn't even put a SE team in the top 3

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take a loook at most EVERY RDS employee who covers our Montreal Canadiens



predictions for this year

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/saison200708_predictions.html







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What's become obvious is that preseason prognosticators tend to overrate summer acquisitions. If a team does absolutely nothing in the offseason, the experts tend to overlook them. It happens year after year, and we saw it especially after this past July 1, when TSN essentially declared "winners and losers" at the end of that day.

I admit, I didn't think the Habs would make the playoffs and I was completely blinded by the fact that we didn't get Smyth or Briere. I failed to appreciate that we had young players, who I should have expected to grow.

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The funny thing about the TSN panel is that Duthie almost always qualifies their various discussions with comments like, "yeah we know it's too early to really tell but who won the deadline rush today?"

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take a loook at most EVERY RDS employee who covers our Montreal Canadiens

predictions for this year

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/saison200708_predictions.html

Even for die-hard fans, going from out of the playoffs to winning the division is always improbable.

In my case, I didn't have them in such a high position in my mind, but I indicated before the season that the Habs would surprise a lot of teams because of the quality and depth of their goaltending. I turned out to be only half-right, since their league-leading offence has a lot to do with how well they are doing.

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What's become obvious is that preseason prognosticators tend to overrate summer acquisitions. If a team does absolutely nothing in the offseason, the experts tend to overlook them. It happens year after year, and we saw it especially after this past July 1, when TSN essentially declared "winners and losers" at the end of that day.
That's not something you only see in hockey though. It's like this in every team sport. The acquisition of individual skills is always considered way before team chemistry, which seems plain stupid when you think about it. But it's easier to rate individuals rather than teams, and you see the same mistakes made year after year...

Based on the summer, I was convinced Montréal would be in the playoffs and the Leafs out. I had not the Habs that high though, I have to admit. Home ice advantage was hoped for the year after, not this season, seeing how we have such a young team !

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