The folks over at EA are predicting a bounce-back year for the Montreal Canadiens in 2016-17.
The Habs had a dreadful year in 2015-16, finishing with 82 points and missing the playoffs. But with Carey Price healthy and at the top of his game again, EA’s prediction isn’t all that far-fetched.
The maker of the popular NHL series of games has Montreal finishing with 99 points, behind only Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference.
That’s more-or-less in-line with USA Today’s prediction yesterday, which had the Habs finishing with 101 points.
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Montreal begins the regular season in Buffalo on October 13th. Their first home game is on October 18th against the Pittsburgh Penguins.