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Monday, March 19, 2012

Habs News, Three Point Games, Radulov and More

Carey Price - Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators 
Morning Hab fans.

The era of the shootout and three-point games has made it increasingly difficult for teams to move in the standings.

Case in point: Your Montreal Canadiens.

Even though the Habs have picked up points in seven of their last ten games - a decent streak for a bottom team like Montreal - they have moved up only one position, to 27th overall in the league.

And even that looks to be temporary, as Montreal has played more games than anyone in the bottom five.

At this point, most fans are probably fine with this since it likely means a top-four pick is in the cards for the Canadiens.

For those embroiled in playoff battles, though, this reality is tough to deal with.

The seventh seeded Colorado Avalanche, for example, has three more wins than any of the teams chasing them, yet own only a one point advantage over ninth place.

What do you think about the impact of the shootout and three point games?


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USA Today - NHL roundup: Andrew Shaw leads Blackhawks past Capitals


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2 comments:

It's fair for everyone, if you struggle too much at the start, you could have a hard time catching up but it's not impossible. No different than when we had ties except the end of the game is now much more fan friendly.

No doubt its fair. Everyone composes with the same reality. But, it can still be frustrating when your team starts playing like world beaters and can't make any waves because of all the three-point decisions!

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