Hahaha, first place, baby!! Yeah!!! Suck on that, pre-season prognosticating putzes! Remember those clowns on TSN? "The acquisitions of Blake and Toskala make the Leafs a force to be reckoned with. As for the Habs, I can't see them finishing higher than 14th. Blah blah." HAHAHAHAHA what a bunch of fools. Of course, the Toronto Sports Network was not alone in its estimation. Goes to show you what a suckers game predictions are.
So why have the Habs been so much better than everyone expected? Consistency is one possible reason. The Habs have avoided lengthy losing streaks, even if they haven't had any really impressive winning streaks either. The Senators and Flyers, on the other hand, have been all over the map.