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08-07-2013, 10:57 PM
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Agreed. Ward should be better than .908, and should play a decent number of games. Justin Faulk is poised to have a breakout year. The top end of their forward group is great, and all in their primes.
In my opinion they just looked so bad when we played against them last year, the only time there was any threat was when Semin or Staal had the puck.

Although I think the talent pool is there and maybe in 3-4 years this will be a top tier team, but it's a team that is definitely trying to find itself an identity. They need alot of help from the blue line and it's more than just Justin Faulk. With Faulk (21), Harrison (30), Gleason (30), Pitkanen (29), their GM needs to find a miracle solution to get a shot at the PO and Sekera and Komisarek just ain't gonna cut it.

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08-07-2013, 11:07 PM
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Eric Staal was hurt pretty badly at the Worlds... Don't know what his status is but he's a huge part of that team. If he's hurt I don't see how they make the playoffs.
Good point. I forgot about the Edler hit. That would make a big difference if Staal is out or ineffective.

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08-08-2013, 02:29 AM
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Here is a short list of teams Im pretty confident the Habs will end higher in the standing:

Florida
Tampa
Buffalo
NYI
NJ

Then comes the teams we should finish ahead:

Columbus
Carolina
Ottawa (Yeah I know they replaced Alfredson with Ryan but they still lost the heart and soul of their franchise and thats an intengible that will matter this year IMO)

We should fight with the other teams for ice advantage..

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08-08-2013, 03:33 AM
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a bit early for this since there is still lots of time for roster movement, but in order to play along...

1- Boston
best team in the conference might have got better, definitely didn't get any worse

2- Pittsburgh
arguably underachieved last year, dynamic duo keeps them ahead of the pack

3- New York Islanders
last year was no fluke, they are young, talented, and finally starting to put it together. Impending Brooklyn move likely means Wang will at worst retain salary, but likely be willing to add some in-season/at deadline

4- Ottawa
overachieved last year, but healthy Spezza/Karlsson + talented young roster + quality coaching should provide boost

5- Detroit
declining roster that didn't get much better, but imo move to the East will work in their favor.

6- Columbus
hinges on Bob being the real deal, Sochi factor should provide ample motivation for him to repeat last years performance. Quality young roster & management with good eye for talent

7- Toronto
I wish last year was a fluke... i think it was a sign that they have taken a step forward, should be better this year

8- Montreal
my head tells me that NYR will be better than us, my heart begs for habs to make the playoffs... will go with the heart

9- NYR
can only hope that AV fails, but odds are he + lundqvist keep this team in the playoff mix

10- Philadelphia
hope goaltending ? cost them a playoff spot... if not, they may just be back in the top-4 mix

11- Washington
could end up anywhere 2-11, very much a wildcard depending on which caps team shows up (1st or 2nd half team from last year)

12- Florida
don't think they were as bad as their finish last year, but lack of veteran top-level players likely keeps them a few years away

12- TB
will be fun to watch, will give up too many goals to make playoffs

13- New Jersey
if Deboer does an amazing job, could be habs from last year, surprising everyone and finishing way ahead of expectations... a lot of new faces to integrate and adjust

15- Buffalo
fluke that they don't finish last

16- Carolina
Staal injury and Ward stumbling pushed them to lottery territory

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08-08-2013, 07:03 AM
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Metropolitatin
Pittsburgh (2)
Washington (6)
NY Islanders (8)

Philly (9)
New Jersey (10)
NY Rangers (11)
Columbus (12)
Carolina (13)

Atlantic
Boston (1)
Detroit (3)
Ottawa (4)
Toronto (5)
Montreal (7)

Tampa Bay (14)
Buffalo (15)
Florida (16)

I think having the extra games against TB, FLA & BUF are really going to help the Atlantic teams, the Metro teams are all evenly matched and it will hurt them in the standings.

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08-08-2013, 08:00 AM
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The only thing I precite is that it is going to be weird seeing Detroit and Colombo in the East.

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08-08-2013, 08:23 AM
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I dont think we will make the playoffs.





-Markov on a 82 games schedules will be tough to see.
How many games did he play last year?

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08-08-2013, 08:26 AM
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I think we'll end up fighting for 8th spot down the stretch and it will all come down to what kind of year Price will have.


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08-08-2013, 10:07 AM
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Glad I'm not the only that sees the Islanders having a huge season.

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08-08-2013, 12:04 PM
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How many games did he play last year?
74 total.

21 in the KHL

all 48 Games during the season

all 5 games in the playoffs

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08-08-2013, 12:08 PM
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Rankings dont matter as long as you get into the playoffs.

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08-08-2013, 12:09 PM
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ATLANTIC

1-Boston (1)
2-Ottawa (4)
3-Montreal (5)
4-Detroit (6)
5-Toronto (7)

6-Tampa Bay
7-Buffalo
8-Florida


METRO

1-Pittsburgh (2)
2-NY Rangers (3)
3-NY Islanders (8)

4-Columbus
5-Washington
6-Carolina
7-Philadelphia
8-New Jersey

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08-08-2013, 12:10 PM
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74 total.

21 in the KHL

all 48 Games during the season

all 5 games in the playoffs
That just reminded me that he had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in the KHL.
Too good.

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08-08-2013, 01:28 PM
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In the Atlantic its a 4 way dog fight amoung Ottawa, Detroit, Boston and Montreal.

Toronto regresses hard and fall to amoung Tampa, Florida and Buffalo outside the playoffs. Atlantic ends up being one of the easiest divisions to make the playoffs from because the 5th team will be weak, but competition for place amoung the top will be fierce.

In the Metro things are tight compared to the chasm between playoff and no playoff teams in the Atlantic, but Carolina and Columbus are the weakest, Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey and the New York teams are in a muddied middle were anything can happen and Pittsburgh is at the top.

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08-08-2013, 01:57 PM
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This year is a big swing year with Gionta and Markov's contracts expiring. I'm very interested in seeing how it plays out with them and extremely excited in seeing how Waite and Price work together. I have a feeling it's going to be a big year for him, like Vezina big.

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08-08-2013, 02:16 PM
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In net Price will come out strong and forget about last year slump.

And Budaj

Bless You!

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a bit early for this since there is still lots of time for roster movement, but in order to play along...

1- Boston
best team in the conference might have got better, definitely didn't get any worse
This "Best team in the conference" finished 4th last year (3rd in points). They swapped out Horton, Seguin and Ference for Erikkson and Iginla. Very reliant on 36 year old Chara-Iginla duo. Iginla racked up 5 points more than the beloved David Desharnais last year.

They gave their goalie a massive raise and 8 year contract.

Biggest problem with Bruins is they're still $2 million over the salary cap even after removing Savard on the IR, and that's with only 21 players on the roster. Someone else has to go.

I don't know why we always have to praise the Bruins, they're not a cut above anyone, especially not the Penguins, regardless of what happened in the playoffs. Everyone is reading way too much into the size they allegedly have (2 guys are big, the rest are cheap turds like Marchand).

I see them right in the mix with Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Capitals and Rangers - hard to say any of those teams is clearly better than the others.

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08-08-2013, 04:00 PM
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For the habs, I'm worried about how Price performed, but encouraged that the team still did well despite Price not being in top form.

D is also a question mark. Habs will be fighting for 4th imo. I see a 4th-5th finish, and a battle with the leafs.

Boston is the only team I can see in the dance for sure, (although I don't think they are coming in as good as they were last year) with Detroit and Ottawa probable.

Lots of question marks in this division, and injuries will play a role.

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08-08-2013, 05:36 PM
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Glad I'm not the only that sees the Islanders having a huge season.
Thats a prediction that will makes you guys look bad.. Last season was a fluke and they just lost their best defenseman.. NYI wont make the playoffs this year, I would bet alot of money on this one..

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08-08-2013, 05:40 PM
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Habs win the division by 6-8 points.

Leafs are back in lottery contention.

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Habs win the division by 6-8 points.

Leafs are back in lottery contention.
I find it interesting how many Habs fans think this is going to happen. I disagree. I think Toronto finishes just ahead of us, and what scares me is that it might make us miss the play offs. Just my opinion though.

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08-08-2013, 06:13 PM
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Thats a prediction that will makes you guys look bad.. Last season was a fluke and they just lost their best defenseman.. NYI wont make the playoffs this year, I would bet alot of money on this one..
He gets very little love on HfBoards, but Visnovsky was their most valuable defenseman by a fair margin last year. Streit looks like he's aging out. He and Hickey were great at pushing play forward while Hamonic and MacDonald played shutdown minutes.

Islanders finally acquired enough decent players that their depth isn't a garbage fire that smothers everything good Tavares does. The real question is if they can get effective goaltending or not.

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08-08-2013, 06:43 PM
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I think Hamonic will outplay Streit this year.

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08-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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Playoff Locks:
PIT
BOS
WSH
NYR
DET

Bubble Teams:
OTT
TOR
PHI
MTL
CBJ
CAR

Little/No Chance:
NJD
TBL
NYI
BUF
FLA


I can't see PIT/WSH/NYR not being the top 3 teams from the Metro Division and BOS not being atop of the Atlantic with DET continuing their playoff streak as always.

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Wouldnt it be more interesting if playoff predictions were made by the top three teams in each division and then the prediction of the two wild card teams?

Gone are the days of the top 8. The third team in a division could easily be the 10th best team in the East and still qualify for the playoffs.

Like this for example......



Toronto could have a better record than the Rangers and will be in the playoffs.

My prediction will be 5 Atlantic teams and 3 Metro teams.
As I mentioned, I did my predictions already on the main board prediction thread, so I went over to review them after I posted here. Sure enough, I had 5 Atlantic teams making it too, Toronto being the 8th.

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