Joined: Oct 2016
Last year I predicted the Pens were going to win it during Crosby's slump (probably the only person that still believed in them lol).
So, this year I predict that it's going to be Chicago, again. Crazy if it happens.
Washington: I think they get past the 2nd round this year but I don't know, something about them doesn't seem like a Cup winner yet. Idk, have they peaked yet as a team? If they have then that's my reason.
Pittsburgh: I could see them repeating but they have been inconsistent the past 3 months. Peaked too early IMO.
Minnesota: I think they make the conf.finals but get ousted because they just don't have a true #1C and they don't have scoring 'stars'. Don't get me wrong, their depth is top notch, but that's not enough for them to continue.
Chicago: Peaked at the perfect time. No 'national' pressure on this team as in other cases. Their core is one of the best in the league. Done it before.
San Jose: No real explanation, just don't see them winning this year.
Those are probably the true contenders unless we see a 2006 Hurricanes team come out of nowhere and make the Cup finals.