Habs Standings???

Ok, this is purely one man’s opinion, some may agree, most won’t, but it’s an opinion. Now, I’ve heard it all. Sens will net 120 points. Leafs will run away with the division and win the President’s Trophy. The Rangers will break the Habs single season point record of 132 points. The Pens will be a dynasty for the next 5-10 years. Do I buy any of it? No, i think it’s all a load of crap because their are just too many arguments against all of that. Sens usually do have great seasons but they also do go through many stretches where they just can’t buy a game. Leafs have never won a President’s Trophy and haven’t won a division title in God knows how long. Rangers just tried to buy their play off birth, much like they did from 1997-2004, and we all know the results of that. Pens shot themselves in the foot by signing Crosby for 9 million because it’ just gonna make Malkin want more because we all know how greedy Russian hockey players are. But seriously, do i know what’s gonna happen? NO. No one does. You can’t predict a season at anytime before March because ANYTHING can happen. Now, do i think the teams mentioned above will do good. YES. But that’s it, they’ll do good. The rest lies on injuries, slumps, one-year wonders, etc. Hell, for all we, as fans know, those teams may miss the play offs! Everyone predicted Philly last year to win or challenge for the division and look what happend their. Just thought I’d get that out of the way.

Now onto my main point, and since I’m a Habs fan, my main point’s the Habs because frankly, I don’t watch other teams games very often, like I’ll turn it to the odd TSN game featuring Nashville or San Jose or I’ll tune into the Leafs when the intermission starts on Habs games, because, I hate intermission and i like Don Cherry. Anyhow, the point I’d like to address is the Habs and their placement come March. I know i went on a rant to start off this article but hear me out, this isn’t, i repeat, this ISN’T a prediction.

Now, I hate hearing how everyone predicts the Habs to finish 4th or 5th in the North East and 13th or lower in the East. Well, go ahead, say whatever tickle’s your fancy because you and I both know, that we don’t know how the year will unfold. But you know what, the Habs HAVE the talent to challenge for the division, they proved it last year by going win for win with Buffalo through the first half. Yeah losing Souray will hurt a lot but you know what, losing him opens a door for another to take his place. Hockey is all about opportunities, and it’s those who take advantage of those oppurtunities, that succeed. Souray took advantage of Montreal’s weak PP in 2003 and made himself an elite PP specialist. Now, I’m not 100% sure if Montreal really was weak on the PP in 03, but I’m saying he took advantage of an opening Montreal had. Montreal also has the talent to fall to the depths everyone predicts them to fall. Do I want that to happen? HELLS NO. Am I optimistic? Yes. Am I also fairly realistic? Yes. Where do I see Montreal finishing this year? I have no clue and neither does anyone else. I’m not gonna tell anyone what to do because frankly, I have no control over anyone but my own self-being. So go ahead, predict Montreal to finish 30th for all I care. We’ll see who’s right come April and the standings are final. We’ll see if Montreal finishes in a play off spot. We’ll see if Montreal wins a high draft pick for the Draft. Hell, we’ll see if Toskala guides Toronto to the finals.


37 Responses to Habs Standings???

  1. Norman28 says:

    Your losing it man   hahaha ….. i think your just a bit upset that the canadiens have done nothing yet this offseason.

  2. Avim86 says:

    Nothing new has been said here…Us true habs fan have faith in Bob.

  3. habsrock99 says:

    actually, im quite content that Gainey did nothing because no offence to Philly, i don't want a 10 million dollar player on the team because that';s just plain rediculous. 

  4. habsrock99 says:

    are you saying I'm not a true Habs fan?

  5. jayhabsjay says:

    dont worry about it. this guy is a moron. i swear he thinks hes the only true habs fan in the world.

  6. sheam316 says:

    anyone thinking toronto will win presidents trophy is kinda delusional. Also nobody can predict the standing like this guy says. Because who knows if 25% of the rangers don't get injuried or just dont click and land in 15. Remember what everyone said about the Flyers. Everyone though Gagne will land 80 some points and Forsberg will get 90 some points and the Flyers will win the Division if not get 5th. Well there was Philly at 15th place in the conference. Sorry to flyer fans for bringing it up (this season will be better for yahs). But who knows. Maybe Fernandez will play awesome. Chara, Bergeron, and Sturm carry there team to the division title. Or maybe Columbus and all there young talent maybe they'll finally make the playoffs. Thing is about the NHL since the lockout, is any team can make the playoffs. Obvisiously there are the odd team that everybody knows has almost no hope. But a few teams players could have break out years. Like St Louis or Igilna had a break out year.

    I myself being a montreal fan won't say anything about toronto if blake fails or if anything else until the season ends because I have realized in the past. Whenever you start to mock something it just comes and bites you in the ass. Like Habs fans mocking toronto about Kubina and Hall Gill and McCabe over paid players then next thing you know we sign Hamrlik or what I think is a overpaid contract (1 million too much). Or us mocking everyone in the east below us when we were 4th and doing good then we end up in 10th. So I learned don't mock someone until you are successful.
    EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD 07/08

  7. habsoverserver says:

    your opinion is "you have no clue"??????

    i can't even begin to figure out how that point is debatable or newsworthy. 

  8. loco42 says:

    Dude, when did he say he did not have faith in Bob?

  9. habsrock99 says:

    ok, if you read my opening, i give a few examples of what people think will happen. Now, what's more newsworthy, reading ridiculous predictions that will never come true (ie: Sens net 120 pts, Leafs win Presidents) or reading the actual truth that no one knows what will happen? I know the other can be debated but usually those turn into personal things between Habs abd Leaf fans and usually turn into people calling others retards, idiots, juvenile morons etc. Now, I could be wrong, but last time I checked, good debates refrained from name calling and personal attacks.

  10. Jotun_666 says:

    habs fans are more delusional than leaf fans, btw last time leafs won thier devision was the 1999-2000 season… habs 1991-1992…

  11. superman1914 says:

    last time Montreal won the cup 92-93 last time maple losers won the cup do i need to remenber you, hoooo that's right your probably were not even born, just to riminde you 1967

  12. jayhabsjay says:

    lol. leafs fans, what do you expect.

  13. habsrock99 says:

    Ok fair enough, i didn't know the Leafs won the NE in 99-00, it just feels like longer cuz f the whole Cup drought and all

  14. teezer6969 says:

    your right  but when was the last time toronto won a cup haha and on top of that at least i lived to see the canaidians win a cup in my life time so i could die happy but you will die sad and angry because the leafs will never win a cup again in your life time mark my words leafs will always suck…

    they get players that want to come play for them that are passed their prime and are on the verge of retirng lindros peca scrap players and their drafting wow there drafting sucks….good luck this team is going to suck for another 30 years and thats a perdiction guarenteed

  15. teezer6969 says:

    ya ok this is for all the leaf fans out there … i dont like bashing other canaidian teams but im sorry toronto sucks in every aspect there drafting is garbege the playes they get from free agents are players that want to play there but there all passed there prime lindros peca scrap players and ill be honest ya they won the presidents later then us but when was the last time they won the cup ya exactly
    at least i could die today and say i saw the canaidians win a cup and im 27  but i guarentee all you leaf fans will die without seeing them win the cup but i do see toronto having something to brag about the longest record without winning a cup that will never be broken add another 30 to 50 years without winning a cup and im beeing nice again because its a canaidian tem but relistically itll be about 60 to 80 years haha good luck with that one

  16. jayhabsjay says:

    seen them win 2 cups. 86 and 93. im 25 and i remember both. although the one in 86 is a little more sketchy lol.

  17. Jotun_666 says:

    teezer6969 habs are just as bad if not worse than toronto, but i see your still living in the habs past success instead of their present shame, they went out to the UFA market this year fully ready to over pay players to come play for the habs who probably would have underperform in the habs system,i'm talking mostly about briere and smyth which are both overrated, after losing souray, your powerplay is going to suck, and well the habs have sucked 5 on 5 for the last couple of years. their goaltending is questionable, and management has been in a freefall for the last 15 years, the leafs are doing better than the habs at team devolpement especially now that their horrible 2005 UFA signings are gone, and i find the leafs prospects to be better then the habs, i don't think your little "Star" Higgins is going to amount to anything, but that's just my opinion.

  18. MTL_HABS_24 says:

    Yup, you're absolutely right.  Your opinion and $1.58 gets you an X-large coffee at Timmie's.

  19. Avim86 says:

    I'm saying you are a habs fan but for someone that claims they are optimistic , I fail to see it demonstrated in this article! Realistic isn't always negative , I liked your article just nothing new was said. As for Jay , you are quite rude all you have done is swear , curse  , I am not an idiot , maybe you should look in the mirror. Just because I disagree with your hockey philosiphy DOES NOT make me an idiot.
    P.N : My point still stands Souray is the wiirst 1st tier defence in the league good riddens.

  20. Avim86 says:

    oh god some people take everything so seriously.

  21. Avim86 says:

    So did Philly and Washington , in that year times have changed.

  22. Frozengun says:

    Oh yes..the leaf fans have lost it.  To even think the leafs have better prospects is just plan delusional.  I'd take Higgins over Steen, Wellwood or Stajan…

    And r so called bad prospects; all they did this year was win the Calder Cup.  Not bad.

    Wow the Toskala and Raycroft combo…Watch out.  You better pray the league starts using a beach ball.

    BTW the power play made Souray, it wasn't him who made the power play. 

    What's next your gonna say the Leafs have a better D-Men?

  23. MTL_HABS_24 says:

    When your team fails to win what really counts in the NHL (Stanley Cups – for those of you who are too young to have witnessed one in your lifetime), any accomplishment, no matter how incsignificant will suffice.
    I have heard it all from SOME Leafs fans:
    – the Leafs are Canada's team
    – we have the most fans in the league
    – when we play road games, all you see is Leafs jerseys in the stands
    – we have made the playoffs more often than your team
    – we sell out every home game and every road game 
    – we beat the Sens in four straight playoff series
    – we kept the Habs from the playoffs (NOTE: Leafs didn't qualify either)
    Well, if those achievements are an adequate substitute for a championship, you're certainly rooting for a winning team.
    On the other hand, if you're mature enough to realise that nothing short of a Cup will do, unless you're a Ducks fan, your team is at least 1 year removed from being a winner.
    In the case of Habs fans, our team has been losing for 14 years.
    Some of you may need a calculator to figure out how long it has been since your team has celebrated a championship.
    When it comes to "sucking", in my world "sucking" for 40 years is a LOT worse than "sucking" for 14.  But that's just me and I live in the real world.

  24. jayhabsjay says:

    ok avim86. sorry if you think im rude. i shouldnt have called you a moron. not being sarcastic either.

  25. habs_fan4life27 says:

    umm i think ur jokin man cuz like leafs are shit if not worst ok u think signing blake will do a whole lot like common it was 1 lucky season and even if he does do gd who cares leafs will still be shit and habs have much better goaltending then toronto cuz umm if u havent noticed we dont have to change a goalie every year and torontos defence is jus shit so dont expect toskala to pull out like 40 wins hes no brodeur and hes used to a much better defence and by the way sundin ur soo happy about him like 1 hard hit from someone like avery and hes gone for a season and then omg blake is not scoring all of a sudden (just like in new york when yashin got injured)

  26. MTL_HABS_24 says:

    What, no takers (Leafs fans)???
    I didn't think so!

  27. jayhabsjay says:

    although i agree with most of what you said, i disagree with the sundin part. for the most part of his career he has manages to stay relatively healthy and when he does get hurt he always seems to come back before he is expected.

  28. habs_fan4life27 says:

    yea but now he has that hip problem that he should of had surgery for

  29. loco42 says:

    and some people should show their money where their mouth is

  30. Stefcho93 says:

    IN THE DIUVISION

    1.LEAFS(1ST IN CONFERENCE)
    2.OTTAWA(4TH IN CONFERENCE)
    3.BOSTON(6TH IN CONFERENCE)
    4.BUFFALO(9TH IN CONFERENCE)
    5.MONTREAL(15TH IN CONFERENCE)

  31. habsgod says:

    i'd like to get my hands on the cheap drugs you are smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!toronto 1st in the east why don't you go on comedy central's website ,not here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they''ll be lucky,and i repeat lucky if they finish in a battle for 8th in the east!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. habsgod says:

    get a life moron!!!!!!! higgins is abetter player than any current make melaugh!!!!!!!!! you say our goaltending is questionable!!!!!!!!! well i'll tell you this i''ll take our goaltending over yours anyday even with vesa sievakla and redlight sievecroft!!!!!!!!! justin pogge! well i don't have to say anymore!!(bum)!!!!!!!!!suffers from rubberitse! if the leafs are so much beeter than the habs then why can't you guys even give antropov away!!ponikarovsky would be the habs water boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ian white is a stiff!! bob gainey has two things that that puppet jfj will never have a stanley cup ring and a braingainey isn't a puppet like ferguson is!! gainey doesn't have to report to a board like jfj does!! that alone tells me that he is a second rate general manager of a second rate team!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you say that we still live in the past ,at least we have apast, a future and hope as where the make me laughs have no hope no past no future! 43 years in counting ! we will win the cup again before the laffs! even see the finals!!!!!! who have the laffs devloped? wandel (toller's) shower buddy clark!!!!!!!!! what a loser!!!!!! nik antropov!!  before you make statements think before you speak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. habsgod says:

    yeah and the last time we won the stanley cup was 19992-93 the last time the make melaughs won the stanley cup was 1967!!! so who's delusional! realy!! come on think about it!!!!!!!!!and you still won't win our division this year!!! you will finish ahead of boston and just slightly!!!!!!!!! so jotun!! you are living in a fantasy world!!i have a question for you jotun? what color is the sun in your world?!! wake up the make me laughs blow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember this (gods team rules) and before you reply just remember this god doesn't cheer for losers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. habsgod says:

    yeah and the last time we won the stanley cup was 19992-93 the last time the make melaughs won the stanley cup was 1967!!! so who's delusional! realy!! come on think about it!!!!!!!!!and you still won't win our division this year!!! you will finish ahead of boston and just slightly!!!!!!!!! so jotun!! you are living in a fantasy world!!i have a question for you jotun? what color is the sun in your world?!! wake up the make me laughs blow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember this (gods team rules) and before you reply just remember this god doesn't cheer for losers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. habsgod says:

    yeah and the last time we won the stanley cup was 19992-93 the last time the make melaughs won the stanley cup was 1967!!! so who's delusional! realy!! come on think about it!!!!!!!!!and you still won't win our division this year!!! you will finish ahead of boston and just slightly!!!!!!!!! so jotun!! you are living in a fantasy world!!i have a question for you jotun? what color is the sun in your world?!! wake up the make me laughs blow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember this (gods team rules) and before you reply just remember this god doesn't cheer for losers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. habsfan173 says:

    i will tattoo go leafs go on my ass if that prediction comes true, because it wont, not a chance  in hell. and btw to that guy that said toronto won the division in 1999-00 and montreals last time was 1991-92 or something like that, division titles mean nothing, its the cups that matter and montreals last cup was 1993.. toronto.. 1967 ..at their championship picture is in color.

  37. habsgod says:

    good job habsfan173 way tell tell that idiot jotun!thanks habs bro!!!!!!!!

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