NHL 2020 2021 Standings Eastern Division BOLD Predictions

Created by: Pens3lieve
Initial Creation Date: Nov 1, 2020
Published: Nov 7, 2020 at 5:51
Team: 2020-21 Custom Team
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Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
NHL 2020 2021 Standings "Eastern Division" BOLD Predictions.

#1 (NYR) --as much as it pains me to say it, the New York Rangers are good again. speed rebuild style for sure but winning 2 draft lotteries sure helps--thanks, dude who dropped the Ball! I think Shesterkin is the real deal. I won't go as far as to say he's the next Lundqvist but maybe... Panarin had an almost MVP level season. zibenejad is so underrated. the guy is fantastic! their stacked on D--especially on the right side. Kakko, Lafreniere, and other young players give the lineup huge potential.

#2 (PIT) --This is it. do or blow up the team. Rutherford has committed once again to youth, tenacity and speed after a slight detour that brought us months of watching reaves, Gudbranson, jack Johnson, etc.... Only Sid, Geno, Letang, Dumoulin, and rust remain from the first of 2 back-2-back championships. (Guentzel was only there for 2017) more and more of the cup winners have been shovelled out (Hornqvist, Schultz, Sheary (again), and Murray) The Pens are for me boom or bust. top or bottom of the division. they have so many ???s everywhere. just unknowns. the team brought in alot of wild cards and we'll see how they play out. unlike a couple others teams I'll get to, I don't think the pens are quite at "Rangers/Hawks Letter-to-the-fans" Rebuilding Level yet... Plus the Pens were one of the most injured teams in the league last year. it can't possibly happen again....right???

#3 (PHI) --as a PIT fan, I don't even wanna talk about Philly. but there is a decent team over there... they have good depth and potentially some good young players in Hart and Patrick for example...

#4 (NYI) --once again, yuk. losing Toews will hurt for sure. I assume they'll get Barzal down or else I'll have to redo predictions. they won't be as good as they've been at times but not as bad as they could be. kinda middle of the road I think but playoffs.

#5 (BOS) --prediction #1 of the Metro that consists of a great team falling apart--gasp--this is BOLD... even in my mind this seems crazy but... When will this team simple get too old to keep it going??? Krejci (34), Bergeron (35), Halak (35), Rask (33), Marchand (32).... Pasternak, Marchand are injured to start the year for a while I hear. there are ?? with rask. can they replace Krug??? will they resign debrusk. they might Lose Chara, a huge part of the orginization. just too many ???s for me right now. the boston team has to run out of gas sometime and this may well be the year. now if they get healthy, resign some players, and get stellar goaltending, then they'll win the division.

#6 (BUF) --once again prob they get off to a hot start and everyone's like oooh look at Staal and hall and dahlin and Eichel and reinhart and look they got a save...but then their lack of depth will show, their goaltending will stink as it should, and hall will be moved at the deadline. and skinner's contract will still be horrible. and Eichel should ask for a trade.

#7 (WSH) --I'm not just saying this bc I hate the caps. I literally laughed hysterically when I saw they signed Pittsburgh's Justin Schultz for 2 x $4M. Ovi can't score 50 forever right?? Holtby is gone and although he's been bad I don't trust Samsonov. they are also getting old like fast. their window is shorter than we think. Ovi (35), backstroke (32), Oshie (33), eller (31), Hagelin (32), all their D minus sieganthaler are 29-30. I just don't see the big bad caps anymore. mark WSH down for above average offense bc Ovi and bottom-10 D/Goaltending.

#8 (NJD) --now I could see some team imposing (cough, Buffalo, cough) and finishing worse than NJD but for sake of normalcy we'll put the young developing team in 8th. the future is bright if Blackwood is legit and they can hit on some prospects.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
9$100,000,000$15,972,749$0$1,115,000$84,027,251
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Barron, Morgan
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
PIT
Almeida, Justin
$809,166
C, LW
RFA - 2
PHI
Allison, Wade
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
NYI
Aho, Sebastian
$725,000
D
RFA - 2
BOS
Ahcan, Jack
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
WSH
Alexeyev, Alexander
$863,333
LD
RFA - 3
NJD
Bahl, Kevin
$795,000
LD
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
ANA
Agozzino, Andrew
$700,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
CAR
Aho, Sebastian
$8,460,250
C, LW
UFA - 4
STL
Alexandrov, Nikita
$830,833
C
RFA - 3

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Nov 7, 2020 at 6:09
#1
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
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The rangers have a talented forward group, but smith + Johnson are both going to negatively affect their D partners (Trouba + Deangelo) and the team defense overall is brutal. Zibanjead is a 1C but he is overrated and he is bound to regress next season. He is not shooting 20% again. Bright future for sure, I just don't think they will be good next season.

Flyers are better than a decent team. Both farabee and lindblom will be 1st line caliber players as soon as next season. Aube kubel is underrated and provorov , Sanheim, and Meyers should improve.


The only thing that worries me about the pens is goaltending. The D should be better even with a matheson-ceci 3rd pairing. Both aren't good, but they are nowhere near as bad as Jack Johnson.
Nov 7, 2020 at 6:22
#2
Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 14,259
Likes: 3,449
Quoting: Isles777
The rangers have a talented forward group, but smith + Johnson are both going to negatively affect their D partners (Trouba + Deangelo) and the team defense overall is brutal. Zibanjead is a 1C but he is overrated and he is bound to regress next season. He is not shooting 20% again. Bright future for sure, I just don't think they will be good next season.

Flyers are better than a decent team. Both farabee and lindblom will be 1st line caliber players as soon as next season. Aube kubel is underrated and provorov , Sanheim, and Meyers should improve.


The only thing that worries me about the pens is goaltending. The D should be better even with a matheson-ceci 3rd pairing. Both aren't good, but they are nowhere near as bad as Jack Johnson.


1 smith is a net 0
2 deangelo affects deangelo negatively
3 our offense will 100% be top 10 in the league probably even top 5 we could for sure overachieve
Nov 7, 2020 at 6:25
#3
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
1 smith is a net 0
2 deangelo affects deangelo negatively
3 our offense will 100% be top 10 in the league probably even top 5 we could for sure overachieve


Smiths advanced stats were awful last season.

Deangelo isn't great defensively but he makes up for it with his offensive ability.

Theres a good chance the rangers offense will be in the top 5-7 range
Nov 7, 2020 at 6:35
#4
Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
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Likes: 3,449
Quoting: Isles777
Smiths advanced stats were awful last season.

Deangelo isn't great defensively but he makes up for it with his offensive ability.

Theres a good chance the rangers offense will be in the top 5-7 range


Our defense without lindy ruff's system is sure to rebound, that lindgren and fox taking on more responsibility defensively
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