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By Matt Barbato
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Oct 10, 2013; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban (76) skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

7. Montreal Canadiens 

The Canadiens have Carey Price, last season’s MVP, but he couldn’t carry the Habs past the second round of the postseason.

Montreal has plenty of great players in P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Andrei Markov, but depth outside of the top six forwards is one of the biggest reasons the Canadiens have fallen short in the postseason.

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Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin took a couple of chances to bolster the depth spots. He traded for Zack Kassian and signed Alexander Semin to a 1-year deal. Montreal also re-signed Jeff Petry to add some explosiveness at defense.

The Canadiens should be in contention once again for the Eastern Conference. Fans in Montreal likely won’t settle for anything less than a Cup Final appearance.

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