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
|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
|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|