TCL Flyers Makes Its Preseason Picks

It's October 1 and hockey is back!

With the 2013-14 NHL season kicking off tonight with three games - the highlight being Washington at Chicago on NBCSN at 8 p.m. Eastern - it's that time of year where a bunch of writers, bloggers and fans pretend like they know it all and will make their picks.

And guess what! TCL Flyers is filled with a bunch of know-it-all's too!

Looking over the picks, there were a few interesting things I noticed:

  • Only two of the five writers picked the Flyers to make the playoffs (both Wild Cards).
  • Philadelphia is the only team picked multiple times for the Eastern Conference Wild Card.
  • Four different Stanley Cup Champs were picked (Boston picked twice).
  • Jordan is the only person who didn't pick Boston or Chicago to get to the Conference Finals.
  • Winnipeg, Nashville, Tampa Bay, New Jersey, and Carolina each got one playoff pick.
  • All five writers picked the exact same divisions winners, except for Chris' Atlantic Division pick (Detroit).

So here are our picks. We all think we're right, which if that were the case then this is going to be one goofy season.

  Metro Atlantic Central Pacific East WC West WC ECF WCF SCF
Alicia PIT, NYR, WAS BOS, DET, TOR CHI, STL, MIN LAK, VAN, SJS MTL, NJD WPG, ANA PIT over BOS CHI over LAK PIT over CHI
Chris PIT, WAS, CBJ DET, BOS, OTT CHI, MIN, STL LAK, SJS, ANA PHI, CAR DAL, PHX BOS over WAS LAK over CHI BOS over LAK
Dan PIT, WAS, NYR BOS, DET, MTL CHI, STL, DAL LAK, VAN, ANA NYI, TBL SJS, NSH BOS over PIT CHI over LAK BOS over CHI
John PIT, WAS, NYI BOS, DET, MTL CHI, STL, MIN LAK, ANA, SJS OTT, NYR VAN, PHX BOS over WAS CHI over ANA CHI over BOS
Jordan PIT, WAS, CBJ

BOS, DET, OTT

CHI, STL, MIN LAK, SJS, PHX PHI, TOR DAL, ANA DET over PIT STL over LAK STL over DET