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Which is the most impressive team between Mtl,Tor and Ott??

View Poll Results: Which is the most impressive team
Montreal 39 19.02%
Toronto 17 8.29%
Ottawa 149 72.68%
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03-29-2013, 03:56 PM
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It's been quite a year for all the NE Canadian teams.

Who'd have thunk it?
Almost feels like pre-lockout where the NE was an absolute dogfight

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Almost feels like pre-lockout where the NE was an absolute dogfight
By pre-lockout I mean pre-2005 lol

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Considering injuries, Ottawa. But under normal circumstances, Montreal.

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This is exactly what I think.

I think the fact that ottawa actually lost their top player at every position and hasn't even missed a step is huge.

Montreal is doing great. But the 15-2 argument is a bit flawed. Yes they did that. But more a statement of how much they flopped last year. But it's still impressive what they have done.

And the Leafs, not surprised all that much. Shortened season plus years of no playoffs, really bound to happen at some point.
You make it sound like it is some kind of fluke. Give them credit. They are playing completely different hockey this year. They are executing their coaching staff's gameplan more often than not.

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The were one of the worst teams in the East and picked to finish 13th to 10th and are in 6th....that's quite the improvement and deserves some notice.
Thanks, its nice to hear that from a rival.

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Considering injuries, Ottawa. But under normal circumstances, Montreal.
I would have agree. And it is the reason why I will say that I think the answer is 1A) Sens, 1B) Habs.

My dad and I were (both hardcore Leafs fans) were talking last night about who we thought were the contenders in the east...we both agreed on Pittsburgh, and I said, that I hate to admit it, but that Montreal is another team that will be contending for the cup, and a big reason is their grit and toughness.

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03-29-2013, 04:13 PM
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Ottawa because of what they've done despite injuries. I don;t know if they can ride it out all the way this year, but next year when everyone's back, and IF everyone stays healthy, they're my pick to win the 2014 Stanley Cup.

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03-29-2013, 04:13 PM
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How can this not be Ottawa...?

Unless you consider Leafs being in a playoff position

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03-29-2013, 04:21 PM
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Ottawa without a doubt. How they managed to not only not collapse but to in fact thrive despite their major injuries is beyond me. Their future is bright. MacLean for the Adams!

Montreal's run has also been quite impressive going from a lottery team to a top 3 of the standings team. I don't believe they are ready yet for a Stanley Cup run but they seem for real. What a difference a change in management (Bergevin and co. vs Gauthier and co.) can do for an organization. This team is in good hands.

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03-29-2013, 04:30 PM
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Ott. They defy all logic.

Or perhaps Paul MacLean's mustache is what's most impressive here.

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03-29-2013, 05:27 PM
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All impressive.

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The were one of the worst teams in the East and picked to finish 13th to 10th and are in 6th....that's quite the improvement and deserves some notice.
But with the same set of facts, shouldn't people pick Montreal rather than Toronto?

Or are the people voting Toronto finally admitting that Montreal had and has a better team, notwithstanding last year results?

The horns of a dilemna...

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03-29-2013, 07:53 PM
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So many backhanded compliments in this thread

I'm honestly impressed by all three teams.
Almost all of the compliments have been sincere, not backhanded.

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03-29-2013, 10:34 PM
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Ottawa because of injuries and the impressive play of an essentially AHL team. But Toronto is playing really well with Lupul and Kadri and as I said in other threads, are going to be a serious threat in the playoffs. Montreal is also extremely impressive given the gigantic jump from last to 1st.

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You make it sound like it is some kind of fluke. Give them credit. They are playing completely different hockey this year. They are executing their coaching staff's gameplan more often than not.
I am not trying to not give them credit. To me the Leafs were a coaching change away from being a bottom end playoff team. They have some skill, but needed a change behind the bench and have someone make them work harder.

So to me, I just am not too shocked as to where the Leafs are. They sit a touch higher than I thought, and Kadri is a surprise. But they have been less impressive than what ottawa and Montreal have done.

That doesn't mean they haven't done well. But it's bound to happen.

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Voted Habs, but what Ottawa has managed this season is phenomenal. The only reason I voted the Habs, is because we were expected to be cellar dwellers, while the Sens were supposed to be a playoff team.

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