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2007/2008 Eastern Conference Predictions

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    2007-2008 Eastern Conference Predictions

    Devils x New York Rangers
    Senators x Ottawa
    Hurricanes x Florida
    Rangers Pittsburgh
    Sabres New Jersey
    Canadiens Philadelphia
    Panthers Montreal
    Bruins Buffalo


    Penguins Tampa Bay
    Lightning Toronto
    Flyers Boston
    Islanders Atlanta
    Thrashers New York Islanders
    Maple Leafs Washington
    Capitals Carolina


    1. Ottawa
    2. Montreal
    3. Buffalo
    4. Toronto
    5. Boston


    1. NY Rangers
    2. Pittsburgh
    3. New Jersey
    4. Philadelphia
    5. NY Islanders


    1. Florida
    2. Tampa Bay
    3. Atlanta
    4. Washington
    5. Carolina



  1. #1 chevy4CH says:
    September 27, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Who made up these predictions?
    Montreal in the playoffs? What a joke! more likely Montreal in last place!
    Sometimes I think people have their head in the clouds, and walk around with rose colored glasses on! Wake up people and smell the roses. The habs stink!

  2. #2 BarrieHabFan says:
    September 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    With the way the Leafs, Bruins and Islanders look on paper it could help squeeze Montreal into one of the last two playoff spots.

  3. Going to have to disagree, boys. Habs are not any better or worse than last year UNLESS guys like Huet, Higgins, Ryder, Komisarek, et al have breakout seasons. If they come out of the gates hard- impressive performances against Carolina, toronto, Pittsburgh- to start the season, it could set the tone for success. This is not going to be a Cup winning year, but there is no reason to write this team off yet.

  4. #4 PACTUM SERVA says:
    September 28, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    One more thing to put into consideration is how many games abeircher blew for us with weak goals.Not making excuses but if he would have played somewhat like a goalie we would have made the playoffs last year.I do agree with you nilan though we are no worse or no better than last year but if our goaltending can be solid we make the playoffs for sure

  5. #5 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    September 28, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    My predictions for 2007-2008
    4-New York Rangers
    10-New Jersey
    12-Tampa Bay (No Boyle!!)

  6. I say squeeze the Islanders into 7th and drop the Habs down to 8th and the Sabres down to 9th and that list looks more accurate. I’m not so sure the Hurricanes will end up in the basement either…

    My prediction is that Montreal’s going to have a mirror season to last. Come trade deadline, Gainey will finally make a big trade, involving Huet and Ryder. We’re going to have to also lose Ryder in order to make the deal work. I love Ryder, but I have a feeling he won’t want to come back next season anyway.

    That trade will help push Montreal into 8th.

  7. Gainey,s biggest blunder loosing Souray and getting nothing and then over paying Hammerlicker to fill the spot?Well it’s going to be hard for Bob to top that,as for the present and the future,that will be up to the young guy’s and how they adapt to get us out of basement.The nice thing about it is you can’t go down any further,unless your pactum,lol,it got to go uphill from here.
    The big question should be,how many chanches more do Gainey and Carbo get at this?Les Canadiens and Montreal have way to much fabled history for this to continue for much longer”baseball’s fabled Yankies are allway’s contenders cause they don’t except loosing!”
    Again size is an issue with the Habs,so a lot of the smaller older players will get hurt,making room for hopefully bigger younger players at mid season,when Bob finnaly gets rid of Kovalev”fired”,trades Koivu to a contender”well earned” ,trades Huet and Ryder,retires Brisbye,put’s Murray on waivers and packages Bully and Dandy to who ever…… THE SOONER THE BETTER… GO HABS!!!

  8. #8 PACTUM SERVA says:
    September 29, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Wow extrahabsf ag you know it all.Once again you show how much you know nothing about hockey.Hey bud just stick to lawn

  9. #9 smiler2729 says:
    September 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    I don’t think it is a stretch to have Montreal make the playoffs, and it is also totally feasible to have the Habs missing the playoffs… That’s why they play the games, all I can hope for is for the Canadiens to be competitive and entertaining.
    Truth be told, I’m glad Gainey didn’t make any stupid deadline deal last February and also glad he didn’t spend outrageous amounts of money on free agents (Briere, Smyth), I like the fact that the prospects are coming along and in most cases, making the team (Kostitsyn, Chipchura, O’Byrne and maybe Price and Grabovsky to go along with Latendresse and Lapierre from last year).

    My heart and my head tells me this team is not as bad as we think. Stay tuned.

  10. #10 Smiler2729 says:
    September 30, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Okay, it’s now Sunday morning and the Habs actually looked good last night in the OT loss to Ottawa considering they sat some big guns -BUT- Patrice Brisebois has got to go. Is it too late to just cut the guy and call it an experiment that didn’t work out? Is his contract this season guaranteed? I hope he enjoys the press box cuz he doesn’t see a sheet of ice all year if I’m the boss. Just make him a waterboy or something.

  11. #11 FlowerPWR10 says:
    September 30, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Carolina dead last? Come on now…The “sure bets” in this Conference (and no particular order): New York, Pittsburgh/Carolina and Ottawa leaving four spots to be filled by .500 teams (at best). If you think last years race to the wire was close then wait until this year when Les Habs et al aren’t secured a spot until the very last game…this will be a very long winter!

  12. 1.Ottawa

  13. I see people with Philly 5th. look Briere sucks except,for the last 2 seasons. he’ll probably get around 70-80 pts this year. They got briere a good centre. But hey they had a good centre before in forsberg.=last place. The biggest difference this year will be Biron.

  14. #14 habs#1fan says:
    September 30, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Here’s my predictions for this year:

    1. x-Ottawa
    2. x-NY Rangers
    3. x-Washington (my bold ass prediction for this season says Wsh wins the weakass Southeast)
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. Buffalo
    6. Tampa Bay
    7. Montreal
    8. Philadelphia

    The bottom 3 including YES I hate to say it the Habs could be bumped out by teams like Florida, New Jersey, Toronto. I think the points will be real tight.

    I know one thing if the Habs end up 2nd in the Northeast (which I hope and pray they do) they will end up higher than 7th, I think they will be 5th. 6th at worst.

    Bottom line GO HABS GO!!!!!!

  15. It’s funny now to look back and see where the predictions were, I’ve surfed a few sites for my own amusement, it’s nice to see so many got it wrong.

    Yes, it’s surprising that Montreal is in the #1 spot, but for all of those who said they wouldn’t make it, I have to laugh, those with the heart, knew they wouldn’t miss the playoffs two years in a row. Never would of happened

    But interesting to see the comments from the beginning.

    Now… Let’s hoist up that 25th cup banner high!

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