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2013 Canadiens Preview: Roll with It

John Clemeno

John Clemeno

John Clemeno writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

After a last-place finish tarnished the franchise, the brand, and more than a few reputations, Montreal's goals entering 2012-13 were simple: improve the team's competitiveness while generating excitement and goodwill among the fan base again. An appearance in the postseason was not expected for a team with so many needs, but the Canadiens went from worst to almost-first, finishing second in the Eastern Conference behind Pittsburgh. And they were a surprisingly fourth in the NHL with 3.04 goals per game scoring a half-goal per game more than the squirt-gun offense of the previous season.

One decision had a hand in meeting the team's primary objectives, and then some. By having young-blood prospects Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk on the Opening Night roster, the Canadiens not only energized the region, but the young Gallys made the Habs more competitive and more productive offensively, scoring 24 goals and 55 points between them. Their contributions along with a full

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