Canadiens: 5 Things to Watch For in the Second Half of the Season

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As we enter the second half of the NHL season, there is still plenty for the Canadiens to play for. As it stands right now, the Canadiens are six points back of the final playoff spot in the east, but they have a lot of teams between them and Tampa Bay, who hold the last spot. But those six points are not impossible to overcome, and it’s something the players are no doubt aware of.

We also have the All-Star break and trade deadline ahead as well, both critical dates on the NHL calendar. From a fan’s perspective, we’re getting into the real nitty-gritty of the NHL season, where things start to really take shape. We’re about to learn a lot about the Canadiens and the rest of the NHL.

And with that comes potential storylines that could be of interest to Canadiens fans. There are a few different ways the season could ultimately play out, with the potential for chaos to ensue.

With that in mind, here are five key storylines I will be following as the second half of the season gets underway.