From the Xman thread, thought it can make a good discussion. The teams first 2 months are pretty brutal. TOR/Pens/LA/Pens/DET/STL/OTT/CAL/BUF/Bos/Dal Was/TB/NYI/NYR/BUF/LV/EDM/CAL/VAN/WASH/NJ/BUF/BOS/CAR Thats 25 games from October 3rd to the end of November. I bolded the games the team could/should win. and I think I am being genrous. Last year the team started 1-6-1 and that essentially set the tone for the entire season. The habs first 8 games really only have 2 that look winnable, and even DET might/Ottawa aren't gurantees of anything. I am looking at probably a 8-17 record at best IMO.