Montreal Canadiens: 8 Reasons Habs Fans Should Look Forward to 2012-13

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Montreal Canadiens: 8 Reasons Habs Fans Should Look Forward to 2012-13
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Habs fans have good reason(s) to look forward to the team's immediate future.

Taking into account a wide range of factors, ESPN recently ranked the Montreal Canadiens 111th on their 2012 “Ultimate Standings” (via ESPN Magazine) of all pro North American franchises.

Just don’t tell Canadiens fans that, because on any given night, no matter the standings, the Bell Centre will sell out, and that’s including nights when the Habs are playing, just to be clear.

So yes, the Habs may have just suffered through their worst season since before the last lockout, and they may not blow anybody away this coming season, assuming there is one, but fans do have a lot about which to be happy. At the top of that list? The Toronto Maple Leafs placed dead last on the same Ultimate Standings.

Here are eight reasons Habs fans should be happy the 2012-13 season is right around the corner.

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