30 Teams; 30 Bold Predictions


Here are my bold predictions for the upcoming NHL season. I'd love to here all of yours as well.

Ducks: will not make the playoffs

Thrashers: Kovalchuk scores at least 100 points for the first time in his career

Bruins: Will be fighting for a playoff spot

Sabres: Drew Stafford will score at least 60 points

Flames: will win the Stanley Cup

Hurricanes: will begin to regret the contract they gave to Cam Ward

Blackhawks: will make it to the Western Conference Finals

Avalanche: Duchene will win the Calder Trophy

Blue Jackets: will make it past the first round of the playoffs

Stars: will be a bottom five team in the league

Red Wings: will not win the Central Division

Oilers: Pat Quinn will win the Jack Adams Award

Panthers: will finish dead last in the league

Kings: Drew Doughty will score at least 45 points

Wild: Mikko Koivu will score at least 80 points

Canadiens: Gomez, Gionta and Cammalleri will combine for at least 210 points

Predators: will make the playoffs

Devils: will win the Atlantic Division

Islanders: Josh Bailey will lead the team in points

Rangers: will not make the playoffs

Senators: Both Spezza and Alfredsson will score at least 80 points

Flyers: John Stevens will be the first coach fired this season

Coyotes: will not be the worst team in the Pacific Division

Penguins: will not make it past the first round of the playoffs

Sharks: Dany Heatley will challenge Ovechkin for the Richard Trophy

Blues: Erik Johnson will score at least 50 points

Lightning: Steven Stamkos will score at least 90 points this season

Maple Leafs: Gustavsson will have the starting position by the time Phil Kessel joins the line-up

Canucks: Luongo will win the Vezina Trophy for the first time in his career

Capitals: Ovechkin will score at least 65 goals