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The Montreal Canadiens Are Having A Season Of Futility

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

This could end up being the worst team in Canadiens history.

In 1939-40, the Canadiens finished in last place in the seven-team NHL with a 10-33-5 record and a .260 winning percentage.

This season, the Canadiens reached the midway point with an 8-2 loss to the Wild Monday night in Minnesota , leaving them in last place in the 32-team NHL with an 8-26-7 record and a .280 winning percentage.

One thing the 1939-40 Canadiens were able to do that this year’s team hasn’t done so far is win two games in a row. The 1939-40 team did that three times.

The worst team in NHL history was the 1974-75 expansion Washington Capitals, who finished with an 8-67-5 record for a .131 winning percentage. They never won two games in a row.

The Canadiens look like they could match that this season.

Just when it appeared the Canadiens might be making some headway, going 1-0-2 in their previous three games, they were totally outplayed in Minnesota. As one fan noted on Twitter: “At least there’s no cannon like in Columbus.”


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