Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So what are my predicitions for how the season will turn out?

This is what I think will happen before even a single preseason game's been played.

Western Conference; Central Division
1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. Detroit Red Wings
3. Columbus Blue Jackets
4. St. Louis Blues
5. Nashville Predators

Western Conference; Northwest Division
1. Vancouver Canucks
2. Minnesota Wild
3. Calgary Flames
4. Edmonton Oilers
5. Colorado Avalanche

Western Conference; Pacific Division
1. Anaheim Ducks
2. San Jose Sharks
3. Phoenix Coyotes
4. Dallas Stars
5. L.A. Kings

Eastern Conference; Northeast Division
1. Boston Bruins
2. Montreal Canadiens
3. Buffalo Sabres
4. Toronto Maple Leafs
5. Ottawa Senators

Eastern Conference; Atlantic Division
1. Philadelphia Flyers
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. New Jersey Devils
4. NY Rangers
5. NY Islanders

Eastern Conference; Southeast Division
1. Washington Capitals
2. Carolina Hurricanes
3. Atlanta Thrashers
4. Tampa Bay Lightning
5. Florida Panthers

Western Conference Overall:
1. Vancouver Canucks
2. Anaheim Ducks
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Detroit Red Wings
5. Minnesota Wild
6. San Jose Sharks
7. Columbus Blue Jackets
8. Phoenix Coyotes
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Calgary Flames
11. Dallas Stars
12. Edmonton Oilers
13. L.A. Kings
14. Nashville Predators
15. Colorado Avalanche

Eastern Conference Overall:
1. Boston Bruins
2. Philadelphia Flyers
3. Washington Capitals
4. Pittsburgh Penguins
5. Montreal Canadiens
6. Carolina Hurricanes
7. New Jersey Devils
8. Atlanta Thrashers
9. Buffalo Sabres
10. Toronto Maple Leafs
11. NY Rangers
12. Tampa Bay Lightning
13. Ottawa Senators
14. Florida Panthers
15. NY Islanders


  1. I like the fact you took some chances (such as Atlanta getting a playoff spot). But I think you're too high on the Blackhawks (the Wings are still too good and the Hawks too young).

    Also, Vancouver would be a good pick most years, but I think this year they'll actually falter. With the Olympics being held there, there will be a lot of pressure, plus they go on a 14-game road trip around then (from Jan. 30 to March 13). And because they're so far west, they usually have the toughest road schedule.

  2. chicago wont beat out detroit. they will get a lot of offense, but come on. cristobal huet is a joke. they finish fourth in the west, and lose to vancouver in the second round.