Monday, 13 October 2014



The Habs by the Numbers


The 2014-15 Montreal Canadiens have roared out of October’s gate with an undeniably spectacular 3-0 record. Already there is talk of the rebirth of a dynasty in Canada’s First City of Hockey, a return to quicksilver glory. Provided my analytics are sound, the club will realize 95 victories over the course of the 82-game regular season.


Veteran centre Tomas Plekanec is on fire and on pace to become the first Hab to tally 100 goals in a season. Defensive stalwarts Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban both boast stratospheric plus/minus ratings. Starting goaltender Carey Price and backup Dustin Tokarski have yet to lose a game. My projections show that if this trend continues, each goalie will finish the campaign undefeated. The most telling statistic was aptly displayed Saturday night during the Canadiens’ dramatic come from behind victory over Philadelphia. The squad’s PPWOTDHPPINL (puck possession when the other team doesn’t have possession and the puck is not loose) was practically perfect.

Heading into tonight’s match-up versus Tampa Bay there are concerns that the Stanley Cup parade will not follow its usual route due to the decrepit state of Montreal’s infrastructure. City officials insist however that closing off streets which are already closed presents no logistical challenges whatsoever.

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