The future is now for the Montreal Canadiens.
Coming off a dismal 2011-12 season, the Habs are hoping to turn things around this year. Many of the players on last year's team will be gone, so spots will be open for those who want it the most. The Habs are full of young talent and the future looks bright. They have a number of young players who are already making a name for themselves in the NHL, and they have a whole new group ready to do the same thing.
There are many prospects who are playing or have played with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League and maybe a few games with the big club. But there are also many prospects who haven't turned pro. These are players who are hoping to make the next step and become part of the most storied franchise in NHL history.
The expectations are high for these junior and college prospects, so let's take a look at the top 10 and what to expect from them.