NHL Predictions 2012-13: Montreal Canadiens

Continuing with our look at predictions for the 2012-2013 NHL season (providing there is one), we look at the Montreal Canadiens.  Last season the Habs finished 28th overall with a .476 winning percentage.  With a new GM, a new coach and some added toughness the Canadiens should be better as they attempt to redefine their team.

Last year the Canadiens finished last in the East.

2011-12 Finish Team GP W L OT PTS. Win % Goals per Game Goals Against per Game
28 MONTREAL 82 31 35 16 78 0.476 2.52 2.61


30 Teams in 30 Posts: Montreal Canadiens

Montreal CanadiensFinishing last in the Eastern conference ensured that the Canadiens received a high draft pick.  The Habs had the third overall pick which they used to select Alex Galchenyuk from the Sarnia Sting.

We think the Montreal Canadiens will improve upon last years performance but will still be hard pressed to make the playoffs in the East.

Key Additions

  • Marc Bergevin – general manager
  • Michel Therrien – head coach
  • Brandon Prust  – forward
  • Colby Armstrong – forward

Notable Departures

  • Chris Campoli – defense
  • Mathieu Darche – forward

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Here is a look at how the Hockey Fanatic sees the Montreal Canadiens finishing in 2012-13.

2012-13 Finish Team GP W L OT PTS. Goals per Game Goals Against per Game
19 Montreal Canadiens 82 37 32 13 87 2.5 2.54

The Canadiens miss the playoffs again but just barely.