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New Year's Final Standings Prediction

Dec 26, 2018 at 4:48
#1
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Atlantic:
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens**
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers

Central:
1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche
4. Dallas Stars*
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. San Jose Sharks
2. Calgary Flames
3. Vegas Golden Knights
4. Anaheim Ducks**
Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks

Stanley Cup: Nashville Predators
Lottery Winner: Ottawa Senators
Dec 26, 2018 at 8:15
#2
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Quoting: Daryl
Atlantic:
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens**
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers

Central:
1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche
4. Dallas Stars*
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. San Jose Sharks
2. Calgary Flames
3. Vegas Golden Knights
4. Anaheim Ducks**
Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks

Stanley Cup: Nashville Predators
Lottery Winner: Colorado Avalanche


Fixed
Dec 27, 2018 at 8:40
#3
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Atlantic:
1. Tampa Bay Lightning*
2. Toronto Maple Leafs*
3. Boston Bruins*
4. Buffalo Sabres**
5. Florida Panthers**
6. Montreal Canadiens
7. Detroit Red Wings
8. Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Washington Capitals*
2. Pittsburgh Penguins*
3. Columbus Blue Jackets*
4. Carolina Hurricanes
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. New York Rangers
7. New York Islanders
8. New Jersey Devils

Central:
1. Winnipeg Jets*
2. Nashville Predators*
3. Colorado Avalanche*
4. Minnesota Wild**
5. Dallas Stars
6. St. Louis Blues
7. Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. Calgary Flames*
2. San Jose Sharks*
3. Vegas Golden Knights*
4. Anaheim Ducks**
5. Edmonton Oilers
6. Vancouver Canucks
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Los Angeles Kings

Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning
Lottery Winner: Chicago Blackhawks
Dec 27, 2018 at 12:33
#4
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1. Tampa Bay Lightning*
2. Toronto Maple Leafs*
3. Buffalo Sabres*
4. Montreal Canadiens*
5. Boston Bruins*
6. Florida Panthers
7. Detroit Red Wings
8. Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Washington Capitals*
2. Pittsburgh Penguins*
3. Columbus Blue Jackets*
4. New York Islanders
5. New York Rangers
6. Philadelphia Flyers
7. Carolina Hurricanes
8. New Jersey Devils

Central:
1. Winnipeg Jets*
2. Nashville Predators*
3. Colorado Avalanche*
4. Minnesota Wild**
5. Dallas Stars
6. St. Louis Blues
7. Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. Calgary Flames*
2. San Jose Sharks*
3. Vegas Golden Knights*
4. Anaheim Ducks**
5. Vancouver Canucks
6. Edmonton Oilers
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Los Angeles Kings

Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Jets
Lottery Winner: Ottawa Senators (Colorado Avalanche)
Dec 28, 2018 at 11:56
#5
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Edited Jan 3 at 9:14
1. Tampa Bay Lightning*
2. Boston Bruins*
3. Toronto Maple Leafs*
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens*
6. Florida Panthers
7. Detroit Red Wings
8. Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Washington Capitals*
2. Pittsburgh Penguins *
3. Columbus Blue Jackets*
4. New York Islanders
5. New York Rangers
6. Philadelphia Flyers
7. Carolina Hurricanes
8. New Jersey Devils

Central:
1. Nashville Predators*
2. Colorado Avalanche*
3. Winnipeg Jets*
4. Dallas Stars*
5.Minnesota Wild
6. Chicago Blackhawks
7. St. Louis Blues

Pacific:
1. San Jose Sharks*
2. Vegas Golden Knights*
3. Calgary Flames*
4. Anaheim Ducks*
5. Vancouver Canucks
6. Edmonton Oilers
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Los Angeles Kings

Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche
Lottery Winner: St. Louis Blues
Dec 28, 2018 at 12:15
#6
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Atlantic
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens
6. Florida Panthers
7. Detroit Red Wings
8. Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan
1. Washington Capitals
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. Carolina Hurricanes**
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. New York Islanders
7. New York Rangers
8. New Jersey Devils

Central
1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche
4. Dallas Stars*
5. St. Louis Blues
6. Minnesota Wild
7. Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific
1. San Jose Sharks
2. Calgary Flames
3. Vegas Golden Knights
4. Edmonton Oilers**
5. Anaheim Ducks
6. Vancouver Canucks
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Los Angeles Kings


Stanley Cup Winner: Tampa Bay Lightning
Lottery Winner: Minnesota Wild
Dec 28, 2018 at 1:37
#7
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Alright here's mine

Atlantic
1. Tampa (P)
2. Toronto
3. Boston
4. Buffalo *
5. Montreal **
6. Florida
7. Ottawa
8. Detroit

Metropolitan

1. Washington
2. Pittsburgh
3. Columbus
4. New York Islanders
5. Carolina
6. New York Rangers
7. Philadelphia
8. New Jersey

Central
1. Winnipeg (C)
2. Nashville
3. Colorado
4. Dallas *
5. Minnesota
6. St. Louis
7. Chicago

Pacific
1. Calgary
2. San Jose
3. Vegas
4. Edmonton **
5. Anaheim
6. Vancouver
7. Arizona
8. Los Angeles

*-1st wildcard
**-2nd wildcard
(P)-Presidents Trophy
(C)- Conference Leader
Dec 28, 2018 at 9:52
#8
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Edited Dec 30, 2018 at 4:45
My predictions :

Atlantic:
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens**
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Washington Capitals
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
Carolina Hurricanes
New York Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils

Central:
1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. Calgary Flames
2. San Jose Sharks
3. Vegas Golden Knights
4. Edmonton Oilers*
5. Anaheim Ducks**
Arizona Coyotes
Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks


1st Round
TBL vs. MTL
TOR vs. BOS
WSH vs. BUF
CBJ vs. PIT
NSH vs. ANA
WPG vs. COL
CLG vs. EDM
SJS vs. VGK

2nd Round
TBL vs. BOS
WSH vs. CBJ
NSH vs. WPG
SJS vs. EDM

Conference Finals
WPG vs. SJS
TBL vs. WSH

Finals
TBL vs. SJS

Stanley Cup Champions : San Jose Sharks
Presidents’ Trophy : Tampa Bay Lightning
Lottery Winner : Vancouver Canucks
Conn Smythe Trophy : Erik Karlsson

Vezina Trophy
1. John Gibson
2. Andrei Vasilevskiy
3. Pekka Rinne
Hart Trophy
1. Connor McDavid
2. Jack Eichel
3. John Gibson
Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Elias Pettersson
2. Rasmus Dahlin
3. Brady Tkachuk
James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Mark Giordano
2. Morgan Rielly
3. Brent Burns
Art Ross Trophy
1. Connor McDavid
2. Nathan MacKinnon
3. Nikita Kucherov
Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Aleksander Barkov
2. Brayden Point
3. Patrice Bergeron
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Aleksander Barkov
2. Auston Matthews
3. Johnny Gaudreau
Jack Adams Award
1. Phil Housley
2. Jared Bednar
3. Bill Peters
Maurice Richard Trophy
1. Alex Ovechkin
2. Patrik Laine
3. David Pastrnak
Ted Lindsay Award
1. Connor McDavid
2. Nathan MacKinnon
3. Jack Eichel
William M. Jennings Trophy
1. Pekka Rinne/Jusse Saros
2. John Gibson
3. Tuukka Rask/Jaroslav Halak
General Manager of the Year
1. Doug Wilson
2. Jason Botterill
3. Marc Bergevin
Dec 29, 2018 at 8:08
#9
rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: EthanK24
My predictions :

Atlantic:
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres*
5. Montreal Canadiens**
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan:
1. Washington Capitals
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
Carolina Hurricanes
New York Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils

Central:
1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific:
1. Calgary Flames
2. San Jose Sharks
3. Vegas Golden Knights
4. Edmonton Oilers*
5. Anaheim Ducks**
Arizona Coyotes
Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks


1st Round
TBL vs. MTL
TOR vs. BOS
WSH vs. BUF
CBJ vs. PIT
NSH vs. DAL
WPG vs. COL
CLG vs. EDM
SJS vs. VGK

2nd Round
TBL vs. BOS
WSH vs. CBJ
NSH vs. WPG
SJS vs. EDM

Conference Finals
WPG vs. SJS
TBL vs. WSH

Finals
TBL vs. SJS

Stanley Cup Champions : San Jose Sharks
Presidents’ Trophy : Tampa Bay Lightning
Lottery Winner : Vancouver Canucks
Conn Smythe Trophy : Erik Karlsson

Vezina Trophy
1. John Gibson
2. Andrei Vasilevskiy
3. Pekka Rinne
Hart Trophy
1. Connor McDavid
2. Jack Eichel
3. John Gibson
Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Elias Pettersson
2. Rasmus Dahlin
3. Brady Tkachuk
James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Mark Giordano
2. Morgan Rielly
3. Brent Burns
Art Ross Trophy
1. Connor McDavid
2. Nathan MacKinnon
3. Nikita Kucherov
Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Aleksander Barkov
2. Brayden Point
3. Patrice Bergeron
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Aleksander Barkov
2. Auston Matthews
3. Johnny Gaudreau
Jack Adams Award
1. Phil Housley
2. Jared Bednar
3. Bill Peters
Maurice Richard Trophy
1. Alex Ovechkin
2. Patrik Laine
3. David Pastrnak
Ted Lindsay Award
1. Connor McDavid
2. Nathan MacKinnon
3. Jack Eichel
William M. Jennings Trophy
1. Pekka Rinne/Jusse Saros
2. John Gibson
3. Tuukka Rask/Jaroslav Halak
General Manager of the Year
1. Doug Wilson
2. Jason Botterill
3. Marc Bergevin


So Anaheim is the 2nd WC ahead of Dallas but Dallas makes the playoffs instead?
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Dec 30, 2018 at 2:30
#10
Habs4Ever
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Something tells me NYI is going to beat MTL for that last wildcard spot.

Also, if you are going to have MB as a finalist for GM of the year, why not CJ? He has completely changed the teams play style, dominating teams pretty much every night without an Elite Carey Price?
Dec 30, 2018 at 4:44
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
So Anaheim is the 2nd WC ahead of Dallas but Dallas makes the playoffs instead?


That’s a mistake. Thanks, I’ll fix that.
Dec 31, 2018 at 10:20
#12
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Atlantic
Tampa Bay
Toronto
Buffalo
Boston - WC1
Montreal
Florida
Detroit
Ottawa

Metropolitan
Washington
Pittsburgh
Columbus
NY Islanders - WC2
Carolina
NY Rangers
Philadelphia
New Jersey

Central
Nashville
Winnipeg
Colorado
Minnesota - WC1
Dallas - WC2
St. Louis
Chicago

Pacific
Vegas
Calgary
San Jose
Anaheim
Edmonton
Vancouver
Arizona
Los Angeles

Eastern Conference Finals
Tampa Bay over Washington in 6

Western Conference Finals
Winnipeg over Calgary in 6

Stanley Cup Finals
Tampa Bay over Winnipeg in 5
Jan 3 at 7:17
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I know I'm biased but with the possible emergence of Blackwood in goal for NJD I think the Devils will finish 5th in the Metro. I'd rather they got a better chance at a top 5 draft pick but they should have a better second half than NYR, CAR, and PHI.
I also like NSH to surge in the Central. They've been pretty decimated by injuries through the first half and they have too much talent not to be around 105-110 points at the end of the regular season.
Jan 3 at 9:49
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Here are 10 bold predictions (Some more bold than others):

1. BUF will miss the playoffs.
2. BOS will finish 2nd in the Atlantic...if Bergeron stays healthy.
3. Four Canadian teams will qualify for the playoffs (TOR, WPG, CGY, & EDM).
4. OTT will finish 31st overall.
5. TBL will win the President's Trophy w/ over 125 points.
6. NYI will make the playoffs despite losing their franchise star John Tavares to free agency.
7. Nikita Kucherov will win the Art Ross and the Hart after scoring a ridiculous 115+ points.
8. Fleury will win the Vezina w/ 40+ W's and 10+ SO's.
9. Rasmus Dahlin will finish 3rd in the Calder race, behind Elias Pettersson and Miro Heiskanen.
10. A Canadian team (TOR or WPG) will win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993 (MTL).
Jan 4 at 1:48
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Quoting: Brian2016
Here are 10 bold predictions (Some more bold than others):

1. BUF will miss the playoffs.
2. BOS will finish 2nd in the Atlantic...if Bergeron stays healthy.
3. Four Canadian teams will qualify for the playoffs (TOR, WPG, CGY, & EDM).
4. OTT will finish 31st overall.
5. TBL will win the President's Trophy w/ over 125 points.
6. NYI will make the playoffs despite losing their franchise star John Tavares to free agency.
7. Nikita Kucherov will win the Art Ross and the Hart after scoring a ridiculous 115+ points.
8. Fleury will win the Vezina w/ 40+ W's and 10+ SO's.
9. Rasmus Dahlin will finish 3rd in the Calder race, behind Elias Pettersson and Miro Heiskanen.
10. A Canadian team (TOR or WPG) will win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993 (MTL).


Who makes it instead of buffalo?
Dahlin is definitely better than heiskanen
Jan 4 at 3:32
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Quoting: wojme
Who makes it instead of buffalo?
Dahlin is definitely better than heiskanen


Dahlin is definitely better than Heiskanen in an all around sense, but Heiskanen is in a better position to put up bigger offensive numbers this season w/ DAL. He benefits from exposure to one of the top lines in the league and he's a year older. His offensive instincts are superb and I know PHI is kicking themselves for taking Nolan Patrick 2nd overall in 2017.

As for BUF missing the playoffs, I think 4 teams from each division make the playoffs in the East and the Atlantic will be comprised of TBL, BOS, TOR, and MTL. I meant to include 5 Canadian teams in the my 3rd prediction.
Jan 5 at 11:18
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Full Year Prediction Up to July 1st.

Atlantic:
Tampa
Toronto
Florida
Boston*
Buffalo**
Montreal
Detroit
Ottawa

Metro:
Washington
Pittsburgh
Columbus
New York Islanders
Philadelphia
Carolina
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils

Central:
Winnipeg
Nashville
Dallas
Colorado*
Minnesota
St Louis
Chicago

Pacific:
Calgary
San Jose
Vegas
Anaheim**
Edmonton
Vancouver
Los Angelas
Arizona

First Round:
Tampa over Buffalo in 5
Toronto over Florida in 5
Washington over Boston in 7
Columbus over Pittsburgh in 6
Winnipeg over Anaheim in 5
Nashville over Dallas in 7
Calgary over Colorado in 6
San Jose over Vegas in 7

Second Round:
Toronto over Tampa in 7
Washington over Columbus in 6
Winnipeg over Nashville in 6
San Jose over Calgary in 5

Conference Finals:
Toronto over Washington in 7
San Jose over Winnipeg in 6

Cup Final:
Toronto over San Jose in 7

AWARDS:
Art Ross: Mcdavid ( Kucherov, Gaudreau)
Norris: Giordano ( Rielly, Karlsson)
Calder: Petttersson ( Heiskanen, Dahlin)
Vezina: Gibson ( Vasilevsky, Andersen )
Richard: Ovechkin ( Mackinnon, Tavares)
Selke: Crosby ( Bergeron, Barkov)
Ted Lindsey: Mcdavid ( Kucherov, Matthews)
Hart: Ovechkin ( Gibson, Gaudreau)
Conn Smythe: Andersen ( Marner, Matthews)

Top 5 Picks with Lottery:
Chicago - Jack Hughes
Colorado Via Ott - Kaapo Kakko
Detroit - Kirby Dach
Arizona - Vasily Poldkozin
Los Angelas - Dylan Cozens
Jan 5 at 12:11
#18
rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: Brian2016
Here are 10 bold predictions (Some more bold than others):

1. BUF will miss the playoffs.
2. BOS will finish 2nd in the Atlantic...if Bergeron stays healthy.
3. Four Canadian teams will qualify for the playoffs (TOR, WPG, CGY, & EDM).
4. OTT will finish 31st overall.
5. TBL will win the President's Trophy w/ over 125 points.
6. NYI will make the playoffs despite losing their franchise star John Tavares to free agency.
7. Nikita Kucherov will win the Art Ross and the Hart after scoring a ridiculous 115+ points.
8. Fleury will win the Vezina w/ 40+ W's and 10+ SO's.
9. Rasmus Dahlin will finish 3rd in the Calder race, behind Elias Pettersson and Miro Heiskanen.
10. A Canadian team (TOR or WPG) will win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993 (MTL).


How is that a bold prediction?
Jan 5 at 5:35
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
How is that a bold prediction?


Because they're only 6 points behind EDM for 20th place with 40 games still to play. Haha!
 
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