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The 15th Annual HabsWorld regular season prediction contest.

Hall of Fame:

2006-2007 Jean won with a prediction of 92 points when the Habs finished the year with 90 pts. If only we could have won that last game.

2007-2008 Adirondack Bud exactly predicted our final total of 104 pts.

2008-2009 Zowpeb won by predicting a strong start followed by a slower 2nd half ending with 99 points. The Habs finished the season in 8th place with 93 points. On September 22, 2008 Zowpeb predicted "I think we'll see a rough patch just past the mid-year point..." Wow!

2009-2010 Joelassister correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 88 points.
Honourable mention to kaos who predicted a season record of 39-34-9 (87 pts) while the Habs finished 39-33-10.

2010-2011 Chips produced the all time best prediction. His preseason prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts 6th in the East, 14th in the NHL was exactly correct in every aspect. That amazing feat will be hard to duplicate.
Honourable mentions went to Seb whose excellent prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts. 5th in east, 13th in NHL came up just short; and to Peter Puck who also correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 96 points.

2011-2012 sakiqc
Our fearless leader won with his prediction of 37-34-11 for 85 points. The Habs record was 31-35-16 for 78 points.
Honourable mention went to Habsfan who correctly predicted that the Habs would score 212 goals.

2012-2013 illWill won by predicting the Habs would finish with a record of 27-16-5 for 59 points.
The Habs finished 29-14-5 for 63 points.
Honourable mention to PMAC and to former champion Chips who both predicted the Habs to finish with 58 points.

2013-2014 Meller93 exactly predicted the Habs final record 46-28-5-3.
Honourable mention to thehabbit who correctly predicted the Habs final point total and just missed getting their record exactly right.

 

2013-2014 nihliz predicted 50-23-5-4 for 109 points. In fact the Habs finished the season 50-22-5-5 for 110 points. Honourable mentions went to nhfarberwho predicted 49-23-4-6 for 108 points and to sakiqc who predicted 51-26-1-4 for 107 points

 

2015-2016 Chris predicted 40-30-8-4 for 92 points. The injury ridden Habs finished the season 38-38-3-3 for 82 points.

 

2016-2017 The Habs finished the regular season 47-26-7-2 for 103 points.

Using tie breakers:

thehabbit had the winning prediction when he predicted 47-25-5-5 = 104 pts  and

Honourable mentions to kaos and Bluecross.

kaos predicted 46-26-6-4 = 102 pts

BlueKross predicted 46-24-6-4 =102 pts. 

 

2017-2018 The Habs finished the regular season 29-40-7-6 for 71 points.

All the predictions were bad but the least bad was by

Dalhabs who won by predicting 42-30-6-4 = 94 pts.

 

 

2018-2019 The Habs finished the regular season 44-30-8 for 96 points and 246 goals.

The prediction contest came down to the last game of the season, indeed down to the number of goals scored in that game.

The winner was

BCHabnut  predicted 42-27-6-7 (97 points) and crucially 248 goals.

Honourable mentions go to:

Dalhabs  42-30-6-4 (94 points)

and

illWill 42-29-7-4 (95 points) 243 goals.

 

 

 

2019-2020 The Habs finished the pandemic season 31-31-9 for 71 points in 71 games.

 

The winner was

illWill  predicted 39-36-2-5 (85 points).

Honourable mention to:

tomh009 who predicted 0-0-0-82.  Unfortunately for posterity tomh009 also predicted 40-32-10

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2020-2021 edition


Same rules as last season.

Predict
a) what the Habs regular season record will be: wins-losses-OTL-SOL
b) in what place in the North Division the Habs will finish
c) in what place in the league the Habs will finish
d) the total number of goals the Habs will score this season (including 1 goal per shootout win).

The winner will be based upon the most accurate prediction of the Habs final points.

In the event of a tie bonus points will be awarded for getting the number of wins, number of losses, number of OTL's or number of SOL's correct.

The latter three predictions will be used successively to break ties.

 

The season is planned for 58 games.  In the event that fewer than that are played the Habs record will be pro-rated to 58 games.

 

The decision of Peter Puck is final.

Don't forget to separate overtime losses and shootout losses.

Entries due before puck drop on Wednesday Jan 13 4 at 7:00pm EST.

 

Good luck.

 

Thanks to GHT120 and tomh009 for pointing out that there is no Atlantic Division this year and for correcting the number of games in the shortened season.

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56 games
30 wins - 18 losses - 5 OTL - 3 SOL 

68 points

 

164 Goals for
128 goals against


Most Goals Gallagher
Most Assists Petry
Most Points Suzuki

 

Habs finish 2nd in the North.
Habs advance to final 4 teams, lose in Cup Semi-Final.

 

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a) 33-17-2-4 
b) Nowhere ( :P ) but 2nd in the Scotia NHL North Division

c) If there is such a thing as an Eastern Conference, 5th
d) 175 goals

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56 games:

34-14-3-5 = 72pts

1st in Canadian/North Division

3rd in their confernece

187 goals

 

EDIT:

Most goals: Gallagher

Most assists: Danault

Most points: Suzuki

 

Price/Allen win the Jennings

 

Edited by alfredoh2009
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56 games
34 wins

16 losses

4 OTL

2 SOL 

74 points

 

175 Goals for
132 goals against


Most Goals Anderson 
Most Assists Suzuki 
Most Points Suzuki

 

Habs finish 3rd in the North.
Habs advance to final 4 teams 

Wins in Cup Semi-Final

looses in cup Final ( Colorado avalanche Stanley Cup Champion) 

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I don’t know about how the numbers workout but this team is a SC contender and will get better as the season rolls along. They will be there in the end if they can get off to a good start and avoid any major injuries. First ten games will be key.

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56 games 

 

34 Wins

19 Losses

2 OTL

1 SOL

 

71 points 

 

3rd in North

9th in League 


178 goals for 

143 goals against

 

Habs make second round of playoffs

 

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56 games

 

30 Wins

22 Losses

3 OTL

1 SOL

 

64 points

 

4th in North

13th in league

 

161 goals for

137 goals against

 

Habs play a staunch, rough brand of hockey and squeeze into the playoffs as a darkhorse contender. 

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On 1/9/2021 at 7:21 PM, habs#4,9,10,33 said:

 

56 games
33wins 

15 losses

4 OTL

2 SOL 

72 points

 

175 Goals for
132 goals against


Most Goals Anderson 
Most Assists Suzuki 
Most Points Suzuki

 

Habs finish 3rd in the North.
Habs advance to final 4 teams 

Wins in Cup Semi-Final

looses in cup Final ( Colorado avalanche Stanley Cup Champion) 

Not sure whether or not you’ll see it in time, but that’s only 54 games.

 

Could always add a couple of losses and end with 72 points as well.

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56 games 

 

32 Wins

18 Losses

4 OTL

2 SOL

 

70 points 

 

2nd in North

8th in League 


180 goals for 

144 goals against

 

Habs make third round of playoffs

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39 wins, 9 losses, 4 Ot, 4 Shootout

86 Points

1st in North

3rd in NHL

 

 171 goals for

112 Goals against

 

Goals - Toffoli

Assists - Suzuki

Points - Suzuki

 

 

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33 wins, 16 losses, 4 OTL, 3 SOL 

73 points

 

175 goals for
125 goals against


Most Goals: Anderson
Most Assists: Suzuki
Most Points: Suzuki

 

2nd in North

7th in NHL

Semi-final appearance

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One of these years my optimism is going to match with reality 😎

40-09-5-2

87 points

1st North 

3rd

167 goals for 

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There is some congestion with predictions in the low 70s so far ... and then the optimistic cluster in the high 80s!

 

64 Meller93
68 Commandant
70 Habsfan
71 xXx..CK..xXx
72 GHT120
72 alfredoh2009
73 sbhatt
74 habs#4,9,10,33
74 TurdBurglar
86 Dalhabs
86 TheDriveFor25
87 PMAC

92 Prime Minister Koivu

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And I'll add that Dom L's model over at the Athletic predicts 66 points. The way the model works, though, Kotkaniemi contributes minimal value and Price only barely more than Allen. And Edmundson has negative value. So, if you think one of those assessments is not right, then you will believe that the right number is larger than 66.

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72 points

33 wins

17 losses 

3 OT losses

3 SO losses

 

2nd in north 

8th in league


176 goals for

159 goals against 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Commandant said:

68 points is a 100 point season over 82 games, just to compare.

Big change though is the conference. I would have us lower if we were still in the Atlantic.  There are no Canadian teams that don’t have at least have a lot of question marks, or flaws (which I would include us in that group. I’m more bullish this year because I think Suzuki will break out and I expect KK to have a good year with the depth we have on the wing.

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11 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

Big change though is the conference. I would have us lower if we were still in the Atlantic.  There are no Canadian teams that don’t have at least have a lot of question marks, or flaws (which I would include us in that group. I’m more bullish this year because I think Suzuki will break out and I expect KK to have a good year with the depth we have on the wing.

 

Wasn't necessarily saying you.  

 

Just saying that I have us at 100 point pace, and all but 1 other poster has us at a better pace than that.  

 

It shows the amount of confidence in this team.

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