ppl think we need 92 pts but the teams ahead of us are all playing bad as well. And i did not verify the numbers but i think up to now there is less 3 pts games then last year. hell, 2 years ago we were 8th with 88 pts. I don't know why but i think they'll climb back into playoff contention soon.
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)
Yes, very troubling being a Habs fan this season.
I think they won't do bad, but I don't see them doing great.
Quite frankly, the only thing I hope for this season is that management doesn't trade for an aging veteran to try to salvage the season.