Montreal Canadiens: Top 5 Prospects in 2012 NHL Draft

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Montreal Canadiens: Top 5 Prospects in 2012 NHL Draft
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The NHL Draft is just a couple of days away and for the first time in over a year, Hab fans have a reason to be excited. A dismal season has left them with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft. This is why many Hab fans were in favor of the team tanking and finishing low in the standings.

Now, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to take a huge step in building a championship caliber team. While it won't be done in one draft alone, they can certainly add a cornerstone to their franchise. Granted, this year's draft class is one of the weaker ones in recent memory in terms of talent, the Habs can still land a great player. The beauty of the draft is no one truly knows how good these prospects are and anyone can either be a success in the NHL or a bust.

The Canadiens simply cannot afford to whiff on this draft, as it's Marc Bergevin's first major personnel decision and can set the course for how the next three to five years of his tenure go. Barring a major shocker, there are a select few prospects the Habs are seriously considering drafting. Here are the chances that each of them are drafted by the Canadiens.

Prospects listed are in ascending order of their chances landing with the Habs.

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