The Hockey News says Montreal will finish 13th in the East this season. How can that be? Don’t they realize Scott Gomez is on the team?
It’s just so much bullshit anyway. Anything can happen to any team, whether they’re predicted to finish 1st or 15th. Players we least suspect can catch fire. Key guys can go down with injuries. Some teams and players don’t measure up to their potential. Some overachieve. Important trades can be made. A star player can have a bitchy wife. A good faceoff man can get crabs from a groupie.
These predicters don’t know. It’s just a game of guessing. Sports is rife with stories of the underdog coming through, like the ’69 Miracle Mets, or my peewee baseball team.
I think the Habs can at least make the playoffs. Why not? We now have Brandon Prust, Colby Armstrong, and Francis Bouillon.
Oh. Maybe that’s not so much.
But what if Colby Armstrong has a breakout year and scores 40? What if Brandon Prust becomes the the new John Ferguson, scrapping and scoring and becoming a fan favourite? Maybe Francis Bouillon will be a rock on the blueline. What if Alex Galchenyuk makes the team and sets the world on fire? Brian Gionta is raring to go! And yes, so is Scott Gomez. Any day now we should hear his new promise.
What about that, Hockey News?
Thirteenth. Behind Toronto.
Here’s their picks, the bastards.
6. Tampa Bay
11. New Jersey