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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Matching Expectations

By Colin Likas
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MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 27: Montreal Canadiens left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) skates during the second period of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens on November 27, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC(Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 27: Montreal Canadiens left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) skates during the second period of the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens on November 27, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC(Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

25. Montreal Canadiens

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Expectation bar: Matched

Frankly, I didn’t think the Habs were going to be good last season. Then they were, and then they crapped out in the playoffs. Now, they’re about where I figured they’d be a year prior. But the reason why is stunning: Carey Price has just been awful in net.

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