That is utterly moronic if you don't me saying. Last year we finish 5th and almost dispose of the Pens with an undermanned squad, this year with the addition of the best PP QB out there, we're to fall to 10th? I understand the misgivings about our goaltending, but give me a break.
Also, Tampa Bay is a greatly improved team on paper, but we have to play the games.
Finally, what exactly has Montreal done to get better besides trading their top goalie for a center? I don't understand this predicted standings, but I've been saying for a long, long time that The Hockey News had lost a lot of respectability in recent years. This doesn't do a lot to change that perception for me.