DailyFaceoff 2017-18 NHL Predictions

Updated: October 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm by Brock Seguin


Oops. I guess I started my season previews too late because I only made it to Ottawa… not even close. Well let’s skip Philadelphia to Winnipeg and just get to my season predictions.

This season we could truly see a changing of the guard in the NHL with former basement dwellers like the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs trending upwards thanks to No.1 overall picks Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews. While recent Stanley Cup winners like the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks look to be trending downward.

I won’t get too deep into anything here, but here are my picks for the regular season standings, playoffs and award winners!

Regular Season Standings

Metropolitan Atlantic Central Pacific
Washington Capitals Tampa Bay Lightning Nashville Predators Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Maple Leafs Dallas Stars San Jose Sharks
New York Rangers Boston Bruins Minnesota Wild Anaheim Ducks
Columbus Blue Jackets * Ottawa Senators Winnipeg Jets * Calgary Flames *
Carolina Hurricanes * Montreal Canadiens Chicago Blackhawks Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders Florida Panthers  St. Louis Blues Arizona Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers Detroit Red Wings Colorado Avalanche Vegas Golden Knights
New Jersey Devils Buffalo Sabres Vancouver Canucks

* Wild Card

Regular Season Awards

Award Player
Hart Memorial Trophy Connor McDavid – EDM
Art Ross Trophy Connor McDavid – EDM
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy Alex Ovechkin – WSH
Norris Memorial Trophy P.K. Subban – NSH
Vezina Trophy Devan Dubnyk – MIN
Calder Memorial Trophy Charlie McAvoy – BOS
Jack Adams Trophy Bill Peters – CAR


Eastern Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Western Conference Finals

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators

Stanley Cup Champion

Nashville Predators

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