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Montreal Canadiens: Eastern Conference Champions

  • Canadiens - Eastern Conference Champions

    Enjoy it Habs Fans. After being written off again and again by the various ‘hockey experts’ the Canadiens proved everyone wrong and are the best team in the Eastern Conference.

    How did they do it? Some interesting stats about your Habs…

    • Highest scoring team in the NHL.
    • Balanced Scoring – Seven (7) 50+ Point scorers.
    • Best Powerplay in the NHL.
    • 2nd best Road winning record in the NHL.
    • Rookie Carey Price: 2.56 GAA – 24 Wins – 3 SO
    • Rookie Sergei Kostitsyn: 9G – 18A – 27pts +9
    • Rookie Ryan O’Byrne: +7
    • Mike Komisarek – Most Blocked Shots and Most Hits before being injured.

    All little pieces to the puzzle to be the best team in the Eastern Conference.

19 Comments
  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    April 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Bring on the Big Bad Goon Bruins.

    Bring on “Cry Baby Sid”.

    HELL YEAH! BRING ON ALL OF THEM !!!!!!

    It doesn’t matter who we play. We will whip their Candy Asses all over Montreal. All over the USA. All the way from Montreal to Boston. Boston to California. Damnit this is our year………

    Don’t forget it………….

    WHAT YA GOING TO DO WHEN THE HABS RUN WILD ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Go HABS Go!!!
    It is OUR year!!!

  3. #3 habs4life says:
    April 7, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Balanced Scoring – Seven (7) 50+ Point scorers. I just like this character the most! That’s the one of the key points of Habs’ success.

    Few teams can play that good after losing some key players!

    My high marks to:

    Most Balanced Team!!!
    Most Nice-looking Goaltending!!
    Most Talented Coaching (Guy and Kirk)!

  4. You forgot one more thing on the list:The greatest FANS in all of pro sports !!!!OLE OLE OLE……

  5. #5 habby says:
    April 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    you said it xtra!!! GO HABS GO

  6. #6 jack hab says:
    April 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    The Habs no question have been the most consistent team in the league. Is it enough
    to win it all? We’ll just have to see. But win or lose, this team will have my full support.
    In other news… Patrice Bergeron has been cleared to play in game 1. Yeah whatever!!

  7. #8 jack hab says:
    April 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I keep hearing on 640am (Toronto) that he’s been cleared and will play on Thursday.
    Doesn’t matter to me, we’ll beat them with or without him.

  8. #9 JohnS says:
    April 7, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    It does not look like Bergeron will play Thursday.

    Not that it matters we will have our injured players back for Thursday with the exception of Koivu?

    Looking for the habs to take the bruins in 5

    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2008/04/red_jersey_is_o.html

  9. #10 habs4life says:
    April 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Bergeron would be trembling if Komi or Gorges proaching him within 5 metres… :)

    He might need practice in AHL to gain some confidence. LOL.

  10. #11 Senet 1 says:
    April 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Well I like our chances of beating Boston.
    I do not see Ottawa beating Pitts.
    I am going to go with Philly over Wash, if Philly can shut down Ovey then I don’t see washington getting past them.
    Here is the hard one, NYR/NJ I like NJ but I think NYR will win.

  11. #12 Habs4Ever says:
    April 7, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    The Rangers are one team I am worried about and they are my least favorite team in the league. Every year—like every year..they try to buy the Stanley Cup, they have had more saviours than a drunk bible puncher down on
    Hastings street in the East side of Vancouver.

    Every years it’ s a new saviour, and fortunately the cup is not for sale,
    so if they win once every 40 years that is more than enough.

    Now hopefully the Canucks will dump their underachievers, Naslund ( terrible captain), the sisters, morrison and other re-treads.

    GO HABS !!!!!!!

  12. MTL 4
    BOS 1
    MTL 4
    PIT 4 phi 0
    OTT 2 MTL 4 MTL 4
    PIT 4 PIT 2 ANH 3
    WAS 2 NYR 2
    PHI 4

    NJ 3
    NYR 4

  13. WOW that didn’t really work out lol. I’m thikning Anaheim or Dallas for the West, enough of this Sanjose shit. Pittsburgh will barely get past the devils or rangers in the second round and montreal will be ready for them as Pittsburgh will be tired.

  14. #15 molsonsman says:
    April 8, 2008 at 9:17 am

    How are the second round match up determined? Is it most points vs least points play second round?

  15. yeah. the first place team would play the worst team left.

  16. #17 Senet 1 says:
    April 8, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Playoff format from: http://www.nhl.com/hockeyu/history/cup/formats.html

    The NHL’s clubs were re-aligned into two conferences each consisting of three divisions. The number of teams qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs remained unchanged at 16.

    First-round playoff berths were awarded to the first-place team in each division as well as to the next five best teams based on regular-season point totals in each conference. The three division winners in each conference were seeded first through third for the playoffs and the next five best teams, in order of points, were seeded fourth through eighth. In each conference, the team seeded #1 played #8; #2 vs. #7; #3 vs. #6; and #4 vs. #5 in the quarterfinal round. Home-ice in the Conference Quarterfinals was granted to those teams seeded first through fourth in each conference.

    In the Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals, teams were re-seeded according to the same criteria as the Conference Quarterfinals. Higher seeded teams gained home-ice advantage.

    Home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup Finals to be determined by points.

    All series remain best-of-seven.

  17. #18 Senet 1 says:
    April 8, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    If I understand what I just posted from the net, it would seem that the seedings remain the same based on points except for Washington, pitts and Habs they remain with their seedings.

  18. #19 KJ David says:
    April 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Who is the person that wrote that nasty article to the Gazette about Habs needs, and why at this time was it published. Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Kings rule.

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