5 Realistic Keys to a Successful 2013-14 Season for the Montreal Canadiens

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5 Realistic Keys to a Successful 2013-14 Season for the Montreal Canadiens
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Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Briere celebrates a goal.

It’s hard to define a successful season, especially for the 2013-14 Montreal Canadiens. Few analysts were able to make heads or tails of their 2012-13 season, after all.

Starting last season at an improbably impressive 20-5-5, the Habs crawled to the finish line, going 4-6 over the regular season’s final 10 games. They then bowed out quietly in the first round of the playoffs against the Ottawa Senators in just five games.

As such, many pundits could not figure out whether or not injuries played a factor in their fall from grace or if the Habs were just playing over their heads in the early going, with gravity catching up with them by season’s end.

Currently 9-8-2, the Habs are where most experts envisioned them entering this season—a bubble team in danger of missing the playoffs. A year after they won the Northeast Division, that would clearly constitute a cut-and-dried failure. But what would constitute a success?

Here are the five most realistic keys—from the most realistic to the least—that would translate into a good 2013-14 for the Habs:

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