Around The Division: Looking At What The Senators’ Rivals Have Done So Far

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The Canadiens made a huge jump from 15th to 2nd in the conference, winning the division with 63 points.  So who are the real Montreal Canadiens?

Apr 27 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers Pright wing Danny Briere (48) during warm ups prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

OUT:  Michael Ryder (signed in New Jersey), Tomas Kaberle (bought out), Jeff Halpern (UFA)

IN:  Danny Briere (UFA), George Parros (from Florida)

ARE THEY BETTER TODAY THAN THE END OF THE SEASON? They will be more experienced as the likes of Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk have a year under their belt.  Briere will be a solid veteran addition and Parros adds toughness so Brandon Prust can focus more on playing hockey.  It is still tough to look at the Habs roster and think they can repeat last year’s success.