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6th Annual Habs Season Prediction Contest


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#1 Peter Puck

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

6th annual HabsWorld points 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. Posted Image

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.


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This year we'll use a point system.
Predict
a) what the Habs regular season record will be;
b) in what place in the East the Habs will finish
c) in what place in the league overall the Habs will finish
d) the total number of goals the Habs will score this season (including 1 goal per shootout win).


1 point will be awarded for getting the correct number of wins.
1 point will be awarded for getting the correct number of loses.
1 point will be awarded for getting the correct number of OT loses.
2 bonus points for getting the entire record correct.
3 points will be awarded for getting the Habs final point total correct.
1 point for correctly predicting the Habs finish in the East
1 point for correctly predicting the Habs finish overall.

The total number of goals the Habs will score will be used as a tiebreaker, if necessary.

Make you predictions before the beginning of Thursday's season opener.

Good Luck. Its going to be a great season!
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#2 bbp

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:20 PM

49-28-5= 103 pts. 3rd in the east, 7th in the NHL and... 240 goals!
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:28 PM

45-32-5 record for 95 points
6th East
15th League
239 GF
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:15 PM

47-29-6
100 Pts
5th East
9th League
235 GF
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 01:33 AM

39-31-12
90 points
10th east
21st league
227 goals scored

*Price gets hurt at some point during the season making way for Peter "the sieve " Budaj. He struggles to get the job done.
*Kostitsyn gets lost in the shuffle of the lineup never finding his groove. He gets traded to LA mid-season when Gagne gets hurt for LA. We get a prospect/pick.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:20 AM

39-31-12
90 points
10th east
21st league
227 goals scored

*Price gets hurt at some point during the season making way for Peter "the sieve " Budaj. He struggles to get the job done.
*Kostitsyn gets lost in the shuffle of the lineup never finding his groove. He gets traded to LA mid-season when Gagne gets hurt for LA. We get a prospect/pick.


God I hope that doesn't happen :P
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

God I hope that doesn't happen :P


Oh you and me both. I figured I would go against the consensus and have them missing the playoffs. And those would be a couple reasons why. I actually really like the lineup and am excited for this season.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

44-30-8. 5th place in East, 96 points. 9th in league. 236 goals for
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:46 PM

a) 45-30-7 for 97 points
b) 6th in the East
c) 13th in the league
d) 229 GF
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:59 PM

a) 37-34-11 for 85 pts
b) 10th in the East
c) 20th in the league
d) 205 GF

Habs are a better team than last year. However, we have to consider our divisional opponents. We'll play them often. The Sabres and Leafs should have much better seasons. The Bruins are the Cup Champions and still very strong. Only the Sens seem an easy prey.
I prefer being cautiously pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised as the season goes on.
Plus, seeing how the habs couldn't buy an easy goal this preseason - when opposition is weaker- I am not very confident in our scoring abilities.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:51 AM

46-27-9 for 101 points
3rd in East
6th overall
253 goals scored.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:28 AM

My guess is 48-27-7 for 103 points.
2nd in the East
5th overall
266 goals scored
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:44 PM

49-25-8-106pts
2nd in east but 4th playoff seat...
4th in the league
246 goals (or will that be 46 goals 200 posts?)
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

a) 41-30-11 (93 points)
b) 8th in the east
c) 18th in the league
d) 211 goals

As stated previously, the Notheast got a whole lot better this year. Unless some of the depth defensemen shine and turn into stars, I don't think this team has the horses on the back end. Lack of a good faceoff man and shutdown guy may come into play as well. I hope I'm wrong.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:03 AM

46-26-10=102 points
248 goals 3.02 goals per game
7th overall in the NHL
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:58 AM

48 25 8= 104 pts
1st in the East
250 goals
6th overall

Markov wins the Masterson
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:25 AM

I predict a repeat of 1993

Montreal will win their 25th Stanley cup in 2012 against the LA Kings at home in 6 games. Price wins Vezina and Conn Smythe.

Believe
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

I predict a repeat of 1993

Montreal will win their 25th Stanley cup in 2012 against the LA Kings at home in 6 games. Price wins Vezina and Conn Smythe.

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Attaboy! I sure would love to see that.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:19 AM

43-26-13 for 99 points
4th in East
9th overall
247 goals scored.

On the bright side, I think almost everyone is underestimating the offensive punch the 2011-12 Habs will have. Why is it easier to embrace the improvements our division rivals than to recognize the offensive force the Habs are becoming? It's not just about acquiring Cole, or Patches back and a year more mature, or PK a year more mature, or Markov back (hopefully!), or a Gomez rebound, or an AK contract year, or the offensive reliability of Cammy, Pleks and Gio, or the promise of DD and Eller, or something surprising from a rookie. It's about all these amazing possibilities put together - even when a couple don't pan out, we are still looking good. Very good. Goal scoring will not be the issue as it has been for going on two decades.

I expect a fast start, followed by a bumpy but serviceable run to the playoffs.

On the dark side, Markov is obviously a huge question mark. His fully healthy participation before the 20 game mark might see me bump my predictions higher. His absence would make the absence of Hamrlik glaringly apparent. PK and Gorges can't carry the whole defense, but PG has been wise to pad the farm with depth - one of the hopefuls will emerge as a top four dman (I hope it's Emelin!). This talk about our questionable D hints at our dependence on Price. He is due for an injury. I suspect it will come sometime this season and hope we only lose him for a few weeks. More would sink my predictions.

Most importantly, this team is built for the playoffs. That is where the Habs will shine. I expect PG and JM to have the luxury of not pushing key vets post-all star break, and to be able to use cash and assets to improve our chances with a pick up or two for the post-season.

I predict at least a conference finals appearance, and hopefully #25. In terms of cap management and prospect development, 2011-12 is Montreal's best shot until Beaulieu, Gallagher and LeBlanc are ready to make a difference 2-3 years from now.

Edited by patience is a virtue, 03 October 2011 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:08 PM

48-27-7 for 103pts
3rd in the East
6th in the League
234 goals
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

47 - 29 - 6 for 100 pts
3rd in the east (win the division)
7th overall in league (6th if you include division winners ahead of 4 seeds).
238 Goals For
216 Goals Against
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:44 PM

God, you guys are brave.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:41 PM

44-27-11 for 99 pts and 5th in the east, and 12th overall and 231 goals.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:31 AM

I predict
47-27-8 = 102 points
3rd in the East
5th overall
233 goals.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:31 AM

Everytime I get confortable with a prediction, they sign another player. They will score 17 times more than last year but will allow at least half them back in goals against. This will put them up one spot in East and two spots in League from last year. There record will be 44-28-10 for 98 pts. We are chaulked full of bodies that are close or nhl READY. I would predict a trade that recoups picks and/or valuable assets somewhere in the dead of winter.
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