I disagree with just about everything you have to say. Fine, I'm from Montreal but I still find myself realistic and objective. I dont think Montreal will make the finals. We may have what it takes to get to the semis, but we'll see.
I also think SJ will win it this year. Now to go over your points:
1) First, I think too much is stressed on playoff experience. The team is playing well and I think they would be able keep going in the post-season. Buffalo didnt have much experience going in the playoffs 2 years ago and went to the conference final.
2)Wrong. We are riding 2 rookie goalies. And hell, they've played some bad periods but have mostly done well. I dont think you can honnestly say they arent good enough to get past the first round.
3) Habs havent been on a hot streak all season. They havent been on a cold one either. Crazy team to watch, they lose games they should win and win some they should lose.
4)Mediocre's a bit of stretch. That word should be reserved for when you talk about Ottawa.
5)I think he's done enough to shut everybody up this season. If he goes back to being average/overpaid next season, then fine. But this year he's been great.
6)We need Komisarek back. Thankfully he'll be there in time for the playoffs. Given, our whole team lacks size.
7)It does in the East(but I agree a team from the West is going to win it all).
8)That's not something they can control...we'll see
I think the finals will be the Pens vs the Sharks
go columbus bluejackets