Can the Habs celebrate this 100th season of glory with the ultimate prize? Everyone and their cousin is picking the Habs to win the Northeast, the East, or even the Cup (the lunatic fringe). The FHF have challenged ourselves to predict the Habs season in one paragraph (or less) each. Restrict the amount lawyers can speak? Good fucking luck.
HF10 - Dammit, for the first time in a long, long time the Habs are favoured to really do some damage. It's not like the good old days, when as a child I expected Guy, Dryden, Big Bird and the rest to roll down Ste. Catherine, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe, Hart, Art Ross, Norris and Vezina in tow, but it's nice to be back to taking losses as a personal affront. Less success in the regular season, but they make the Finals, and we let the ghosts take it from there.
HF29 - The injuries are going to pile up, including to Big Tits. Kovy will then begin to sulk when he's got Gui! on his wing, reverting to old enigma Kovy, and the fans and media will pile on. The expectations are going to weigh this team down like a 300-pound john weighs down a hooker during missionary. Price is headed toward the Vezina so Jaro (along with prized D prospect Valentenko) is traded at the deadline for a rental Gaborik. Two days later Price is shot in a late-night strip club incident. Although he survives, he becomes spooked by small objects flying toward him at high speed. After finishing the season on a 3-game shutout streak, Cedric Desjardins is anointed the "new" saviour à la Dryden and Roy, but is unable to help the Habs get past the second round.
Panger - Habs will not finish first but will make it to at least the third round of the playoffs, Carey and Markov will be major trophy finalists, and Breezer will spend most of December thru March locked in the trunk of my …errr… “a” car.
HF4 - I did my part yesterday and fasted for 25 hours: an hour per Cup. If only Mathieu Schneider and Sandy Koufax were on our team…maybe it would have meant something. Predictions? Look at it from a mathematical perspective. That’s your safest launching pad:
ab2x4 + bx3 + cx2 + dx + ad2 = 0 (a, b, d ¹ 0).
Generalized reciprocal equation.
The substitution: Tanguay for Ryder
y = bx + d
leads to a quadratic equation of the form
ay2 + y + c - 2abd = 0.
Result, Habs lose in the third round on a balmy Saturday in May, and the Finals begin in Pittsburgh to the theme “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost”.
Good job on the one paragraph thing, 4. Photo "courtesy" the awesome Habs Girls Facebook group.