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02-01-2012, 07:11 AM
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Will Montreal win the Stanley Cup in this decade?

It's just a question, how many of you think that the Montreal Canadiens will win the cup in this decade? As most of you (hardcore) fans know, they have won the cup every decade since they came into the league at least once and this past decade from 2000 to 2010 went winless and the best we did was a eastern conference final appearance.

If we start a property re-build/re-tool after this season, I think that we can win the cup by the 2015/2016 season which is in about 3 to 4 years.

What do you all think?

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02-01-2012, 07:17 AM
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I give 'em a 33.3% chance of winning a cup in the next 10 years

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02-01-2012, 07:28 AM
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I think we're going to have a 106pts season in 2017-2018, and we'll win the cup as well.
That day, I'll be having some eggs and bacon for breakfast at 8:24am.

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02-01-2012, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for all the sarcasm...

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02-01-2012, 07:40 AM
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The foundation is there, unless management decides to **** everything up and trade some young players I think we have something to build on. Will we win one, not sure but we have something to work with and it's up to Molson to find competent people now

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Will Montreal win the Stanley Cup in this century?

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02-01-2012, 07:58 AM
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I'll go on and give this one a hell yeah!
I'd bet my Dog's life on it!!! (& It's wifey's dog even)

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With a top5 draft pick this year, I think this team will have great foundation for the future. They have a good mix of veterans and young players.

This team is not as bad as their position in the standings indicate.

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I'll go on and give this one a hell yeah!
I'd bet my Dog's life on it!!! (& It's wifey's dog even)
Lower your expectations, increase your happiness.

Will do wonders for lots of folks 'round here

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02-01-2012, 08:38 AM
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Price-Lawson-Tinordi-Beaulieu-Subban-Weber-Emelin-Diaz-Gorges-Gallagher-Leblanc-Eller-DD-Pac-Avtsin-Kristo-Dietz-Bournival...I say SC in 5. Book it.

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Lower your expectations, increase your happiness.

Will do wonders for lots of folks 'round here
Im an eternal optimist
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02-01-2012, 09:20 AM
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We have some pieces to build around. Price, Subban and Max is a nice start. We've got to stop going for stupid quick fixes though. If we rebuild with top picks and prospects to go along with what we've got then we might have a good shot at it.

Unfortunately, there's been very little that I've seen to indicate that we're going to do anything more than try for 8th place finishes. That seems to be the goal now. The way you go about building a team just to make the playoffs vs. going about building an actual contender are two different things.

We always talk about being commited to winning yet we get guys like Kaberle and Bourque. Commited to winning a cup? I'll believe it when I see it.

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02-01-2012, 09:41 AM
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very unlikely unless we get the right leadership team in place soon...

even if a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes, odds of PG building a winner are slim-to-none, and the longer he's in place (and Gainey is still giving input), the longer we will continue spinning our wheels.


of course, changing management/leadership doesn't guarantee that we'll get the "right" team in place, continuing with the "wrong" team is not a better alternative.


remains to be seen if Moslon has the foresight and cojones to do what needs to be done.

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02-01-2012, 09:55 AM
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Sens fan here...why do I always start with that on another team's board?

Anyways. I think this year is an abberation from the norm when it comes to seasons you can expect from your team. I don't think the Habs will finish the year as poorly as it has gone so far. There is simply too much skill on the roster for that to happen.

The problem that your team is facing, from an objective perspective, is that you do need a retool, however, the core pieces you currently have in place will probably prevent you from ever getting a top 5 pick. You may get one this year, but I think it's an outside chance.

I truly feel that Carey Price is a top 5 goalie in the league right now, and will develop into a top 3 goalie within a few seasons. His play alone will keep the Habs competitive, and will prevent a complete tank of a season, which may be needed. Add in solid players like Subban (who is having an off-year), Pac, DD, Eller, and others, and you've got a very competitive team. I'm not convinced that they have the star players on offense to make them an elite cup contending team though.

I guess what I'm getting at is that the Habs roster right now is just underperforming. They are a playoff team, and because of this, it might be difficult for the Habs to really acquire the one or two stud offensive guys your team needs to really push them over the top. I'm just not convinced that LeBlanc is that guy. I think he's more suited to becoming a legit 2nd line player.

That being said, building around Price and Subban, with Beaulieu in the system is a remarkably strong foundation. Time for GM Gauthier...or whoever replaces him to focus on the forward group and get that 1st line C that your team really needs.

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There's a 1 in 30 chance.

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02-01-2012, 10:46 AM
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How the hell would we know?

Would you have expected Pittsburgh, Chicago, Carolina, Anaheim, Tampa Bay to win the Cup in the 2001-2010 decade in 2001? Hell no.

We don't know and you don't know.

Useless thread.

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Yes they have a chance at winning in the next 10 years...just like every other team in the league

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Not if the political pressure continues.

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There's a 1 in 30 chance.
You're giving us a 0.333% chance per year? Can't be THAT bad lol


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We're going to win the cup in 2015-2016

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You're giving us a 0.333% chance per year? Can't be THAT bad lol
0.333% is 1 in 300, noob.

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Depends on who we get in this year's draft.

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yes, yes we are, I have forseen it.

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0.333% is 1 in 300, noob.
1 in 30 over 10 years

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