Pretty safe to say that if we don't put together a solid win% through these next 12 games, we will be pretty much out of the playoff picture & with the deadline a week later, would imagine that a smart GM would put up the "for sale" signs.
Despite my preference to unload any/all vets we don't intend to re-sign and to focus on adding long-term assets, I'm cautiously optimistic that this team will put together a solid push starting tonight.
putting us in the 8-10 range (), opening the door for Gauthier to add "right now" assets ()
What's your prediction (next 12 games only, from Jan 31 - Feb 21).
Go Habs Go!
Last edited by Miller Time: 01-31-2012 at 12:56 PM.
We're out of the playoffs and have been since American Thanksgiving last year. My only fear is that we do well enough over the next 12 to convince PG we have a chance. However I expect we'll probably go 6-4-2 and be well out of the picture by then.
I just hope we have a very good stretch or a very bad one. Anything between 5-7 games would suck IMO since we'll probably still be 6-8 points back. I really hope we could be less than 6 points from 8th place after this stretch.
6 points from 8th place (florida or leafs)
Are people making predictions or saying what record they'd be happy with?
go either way I guess...
against common sense, something tells me this group is going to get hot right now, and i think if we get on a bit of a roll, we could see the reappearance of a Hart/Vezina level of play from Price. Hence why I'm going with 8-2-2.
if I was to go with what I'd be "happy" with, I think I'd actually prefer a slide in the other direction, as I'm not sold on this group making a deep playoff push, and given everything, the best thing for us -long-term, would be to make the most of the vet assets we have as bait to stockpile some young assets/picks, and then head into the offseason ready to make either a serious move at the draft to land the superstar caliber player upfront that we have lacked WITHOUT gutting our current quality depth (either by drafting in the top-5, or by pulling off the right trade/signing Parise).
in that sense, I'd be 'happy' with an 2-8-2 slide (even while being miserable with each loss... the insanity of fandom i suppose)
5-5-2, unless we bring in a player or two from the markov and gionta cap saving. who cares if they don't stay after the season is over. Just get it the **** done and give the fans something to fell good about. Sick of watching losers yr after yr for 2 decades