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18th Annual Regular Season Prediction Contest

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The 18th 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)


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



2021 Season The Habs finished the season 24-21-8-3 for 59 points in the North Division in 56 games.

Habsfan84 won by predicting  27-22-3-4 for 61 points.  Like every entry his prediction overestimated the Habs final points.

Habsfan84 also correctly predicted the Habs would get to the 2nd round but thought they would lose there instead of making the Stanley Cup final.


2022 Season The Montreal Canadiens compiled a regular season record  22-49-7-4 for 55 points.  Almost duplicating the points from their cup final year of 2021 but finishing 32nd in the league. 

DalHabs predicted 31-39-7-5 for a total of 74 points.   For the second year in a row all contestants over estimated the Habs performance.


2023 Season  Montreal finish the 2022-2023 Regular Season with 68 points leading to a 4 way tie in Habsworld predictions:

DalHabs              27-42-6-7  =  67 points  8th, 29th, 31 goals by Caufield

DutchHabsFan   25-40-10-7 = 67 points 6th, 27th,  25 goals

hab29RETIRED  28-43-8-3 =   67 points 8th, 2th,   39 goals

alfredoh2009     29-44-5-4 =  67 points 7th, 29th, 29 goals


The tiebreaker was predicting the number of goals scored by Cole Caufield.  Caufield scored 26 regular season goals plus 2 shoot out goals for a total of 28 goals.

alfredoh2009 won the tiebreaker with his prediction of 29 goals.


DalHabs and illWill are the two repeat winners!!!

2023-2024 edition


Predict the Habs regular season performance during the upcoming 2023-2024 NHL season.

Rules for this season.

a) what the Habs regular season record will be: wins-losses-OTL-SOL
b) in what place in the Atlantic Division the Habs will finish
c) in what place in the league the Habs will finish

d) First tiebreaker: How many 20 goal scorers will the Habs have this season.
e) Second tiebreaker: How many points will Suzuki finish the season with. 

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

or nearly correct.

The tie breakers will be combined in some crazy way to break ties if required.



The decision of Peter Puck is final.  Contest is void where prohibited.

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

Entries due before puck drop on Wednesday October 11 at 7:07pm EST.


Good luck.

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a) 33-41-6-2 = 74 points
b) 8th
c) 26th

d) 5 20 
e) 74 points for Suzuki

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32-42-5-3 = 72 points

8th in Atlantic

28th in league 

Five 20 goal scorers

Suzuki - 86 points


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36W -38L 4OTL - 4SOL - 80 pts

8th in Atlantic 

26th in league

4- 20 goal scorers 

Suzuki 77points 

Edited by PMAC
Apparently no longer capable of simple math
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8 minutes ago, Habs Fan in Edmonton said:

My prediction as follows:

1)  38 - 40 - 3 - 1  -  80 pts

2)  8th in Atlantic

3)  23rd in league

4)  3 x 20 goal scorers

5)  Suzuki  72 points


Note to PMAC above, your numbers don't add up (ie. adds up to 83 games).  Cheers



Oops, fixed now

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34–40–5-3= 76 points

Atlantic = 7th

League = 25th

20 Goal Scorers = 4

Suzuki = 72 Points



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31W 38L 9OTL 4 SOL = 75 pts

8th in Atlantic

25th in league

4 players with 20 goals

Suzuki with 80 points

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