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19-20 Predictions Thread
« on: September 27, 2019, 10:23:04 AM »
Time for our (sometimes) annual predictions thread!

Let everyone know how you think the standings will shake out in each division.

If you want to share your prediction on who will win the Cup, feel free to do that as well.

If you have a sneaking suspicion on who will win the Art Ross, or who will be a surprise breakout player this season, post that too.

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 10:42:50 AM »
Atlantic   Metro   Central   Pacific
 
TB*WSH*DAL*VGK*
TOR*CAR*NSH*CGY*
BOS*PIT*STL*SJ*
FLA*PHI*COL*ARI*
BUFNJWPGVAN
MTLNYRMINEDM
DETNYICHIANA
OTTCBJLA

Some accompanying thoughts:

Tampa, Toronto, and Boston will all be in the top-5 of the league standings and it's totally normal and great that 2 of them will be guaranteed to face each other in the first round of the playoffs.

The Metro division could really go any way I think. Last season 6 points seperated the top-5 teams, and I think we'll see something like that again. The Devils and Rangers may have had the best offseasons of any team but I'm still not sure that's enough for them to get into the playoffs. If the Devils get at least league average goaltending then I think they'll beat out Philly.

In the Central I'm predicting Winnipeg to fall out of the playoffs. I was leaning that way even before the Buff news but with his status up in the air I'm definitely on that side.

The Pacific seems like the weakest division right now. I think Calgary and San Jose both take a bit of a step back and that sort of leaves Vegas as the top team there by default.

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 10:42:50 AM »

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 10:45:21 AM »
I'll give it a whirl.

Atlantic
Tampa
Toronto
Boston
Montreal
Florida
Buffalo
Detroit
Ottawa

Metro
Washington
Pittsburgh
Devils
Canes
Rangers
Philly
Columbus
Islanders

Central
Nashville
St. Louis
Colorado
Winnipeg
Dallas
Chicago
Minnesota

Pacific
Vegas
Calgary
San Jose
Arizona
Vancouver
Ananheim
Edmonton
LA

Edit: Carlton our Pacifics almost match! *high five*
« Last Edit: September 27, 2019, 10:47:33 AM by Zee »

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 10:50:40 AM »
Edit: Carlton our Pacifics almost match! *high five*

I'm banking on McDavid carrying his team slightly further than Gibson I guess haha.

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 12:04:25 PM »

Atlantic:

Tampa
Toronto
Florida
Boston
Montreal
Detroit
Buffalo
Ottawa

Metro:

Washington
Pittsburgh
NYR
Philly
Jersey
Carolina
Islanders
Columbus

Central:

Nashville
Colorado
Dallas
Winnipeg
St. Louis
Chicago
Minnesota

Pacific:

Calgary
Vegas
San Jose
Edmonton
Anaheim
Arizona
Vancouver
LAK

Hart: McDavid

Calder: Hughes

Norris: Hedman

Vezina: Bobrovsky

Cup: 2004 rematch, same result.
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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 12:44:30 AM »
My take:

Atlantic

Tampa Bay
Toronto
Boston
Florida
Buffalo
Montréal
Ottawa
Detroit

Metropolitan

Washington
Carolina
Pittsburgh
New Jersey
Philadelphia
NY Rangers
NY Islanders
Columbus

Central

Dallas
Nashville
St.Louis
Colorado
Winnipeg
Chicago
Minnesota

Pacific

Vegas
San Jose
Calgary
Edmonton
Arizona
Vancouver
Los Angeles
Anaheim

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 10:14:25 AM »
Atlantic:

Tampa*
Toronto*
Florida*
Boston*
Montreal
Buffalo
Detroit
Ottawa

Metro:

Washington*
Pittsburgh*
Jersey*
Philly*
NYR
Carolina
NYI
Columbus

Central:

Colorado*
Nashville*
Winnipeg*
Dallas*
St. Louis
Chicago
Minnesota

Pacific:

Calgary*
Vegas*
San Jose*
Edmonton*
Vancouver
Arizona
Anaheim
LA


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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 01:14:24 PM »
Atlantic:

Tampa*
Toronto*
Boston*
Montreal*(WildCard)
Florida*(WildCard)
Buffalo
Detroit
Ottawa

Metro:

Washington
Pittsburgh
NYR
Carolina
Jersey
Philly
Islanders
Columbus

Central:

Colorado*
Dallas*
Nashville*
Winnipeg*
St. Louis
Chicago
Minnesota

Pacific:

San Jose
Vegas
Calgary
Edmonton
Arizona
Anaheim
Vancouver
LAK

Hart: McDavid

Calder: Hughes

Norris: Ceci

Vezina: Sparks


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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2019, 01:57:38 PM »
Atlantic:  Tampa, Toronto, Florida, Montreal, Boston, Buffalo, Ottawa, Detroit
Metro: Washington, New York R, Pittsburgh, Carolina, New Jersey, New York I, Columbus, Philadelphia

Central: Colorado, Nashville, Dallas, St. Louis, Winnipeg, Chicago, Minnesota
Pacific: Vegas, Calgary, San Jose, Arizona, Edmonton, Vancouver, Anaheim, LA

Hart: McDavid
Calder: Makar
Norris: Hedman
Vezina: Price

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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2019, 02:29:58 PM »

Yeah, maybe it's wishful thinking but Boston seems vulnerable to me. Obviously their stars are still going to be good but age has to hit them at some point, no? And there's not much depth there.
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Re: 19-20 Predictions Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 09:00:16 PM »
Atlantic:
- Tampa Bay
- Toronto
- Florida
Boston*
Buffalo
Montreal
Ottawa
Detroit

Metro:
- Washington
- Carolina
- New Jersey
Pittsburgh*
NYR
Philadelphia
NYI
Columbus

Central:
- Nashville
- St. Louis
- Colorado
Dallas*
Chicago*
Winnipeg
Minnesota

Pacific:
- Vegas
- Calgary
- San Jose
Edmonton
Arizona
Vancouver
Los Angeles
Anaheim