PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS Zip. Nada. Nuttin. The Canadiens were written off as a mix of old and young, neither particularly good or interesting. Everyone saw them battling for the basement in a top heavy division.
FINAL RECORD 44-30-8 96 points missed the playoffs by one single point.
HIGH POINT OF THE YEAR They started hot and stayed in contention all year with most everyone saying they were going to fade to also rans they refused to listen. In late March they moved 3 point