Predicting stats of players over the course of a season is not an exact science. In fact, it’s really not a science at all. I checked. There is no degree you can get in fantasy sports, unless we’re talking burns to all those who chose goalie Carey Price in their pools last season, expecting a repeat of 2010-11.
That being said, the shorter season does play to the favor of Price and the Montreal Canadiens. Clearly, Montreal is outgunned by most teams in this league. Of course, letting loose the grenade that is Scott Gomez on the rest of the league does even the odds slightly, but over 82 games this team is incapable of making the playoffs.
Over 48, though? It’s anyone’s guess, really, especially in regard to just how the Habs themselves will perform with lowered expectations and a shorter stretch to the finish.
With that, here are the projected stats of 10 of the Habs’ top players for the upcoming season.