Most of my thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens are contained here. But I won’t miss a chance to shit on them twice. Or hundreds. Whatever it takes. While they might not be poorly coached anymore (though I’m less convinced of Claude Julien’s genius than others), they’re still poorly run, poorly watched, and the kvetching that goes on about them takes up far too much space in our lives. And I don’t think this season is going to be any more pleasant for anyone, although you have to feel sorry for them because this summer they didn’t have an obscenely talented and charismatic player who just happened to be a minority to toss overboard. How could they possibly function?
’16-’17 Record: 47-26-9 103 points 1st in Flortheast (bounced in 1st round by the Rangers)
Team Stats: 52.4 CF% (3rd) 51.6 SF% (5th) 52.4 SCF% (5th) 7.5 SH% (18th) SV% .932 (4th) 19.7 PP% (13th) 81.1 PK% (14th)