Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017-2018 National Hockey League Prognostications

My annual post where I predict the standings of the National Hockey League regular season and attempt to sort out the playoff bracket with the placements I've allocated for each respective organization. Afterwards, I'll dish out my individual award winners.


Atlantic Division:                 

1.Toronto Maple Leafs(1)       
2.Boston Bruins                   
3.Florida Panthers
4.Ottawa Senators(W1)
5.Montreal Canadiens
6.Tampa Bay Lightning
7.Buffalo Sabres
8.Detroit Red Wings

Metropolitan Division:

1.Washington Capitals(2)
2.New York Rangers
3.Columbus Blue Jackets
4.New York Islanders(W2)
5.Philadelphia Flyers
6.Pittsburgh Penguins
7.New Jersey Devils
8.Carolina Hurricanes


Central Division:

1.Nashville Predators(2)
2.Chicago Blackhawks
3.Dallas Stars
4.Winnipeg Jets(W1)
5.Minnesota Wild(W2)
6.St.Louis Blues
7.Colorado Avalanche

Pacific Division:

1.Edmonton Oilers(1)
2.Anaheim Ducks
3.Vancouver Canucks
4.Calgary Flames
5.San Jose Sharks
6.Arizona Coyotes
7.Los Angeles Kings
8.Vegas Golden Knights


First round:

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders=Islanders in Seven
Boston Bruins v Florida Panthers=Bruins in six
Washington Capitals v Ottawa Senators=Capitals in five
New York Rangers v Columbus Blue Jackets=Blue Jackets in six

Edmonton Oilers v Minnesota Wild=Oilers in five
Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks=Ducks in four
Nashville Predators v Winnipeg Jets=Jets in six
Chicago Blackhawks v Dallas Stars=Stars in seven

Second round:

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins=Islanders in five
Washington Capitals v Columbus Blue Jackets=Blue Jackets in six

Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks=Ducks in seven
Winnipeg Jets v Dallas Stars=Stars in seven

Third Round:

New York Islanders v Columbus Blue Jackets=Blue Jackets in seven

Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars=Stars in five

Stanley Cup Final:

Columbus Blue Jackets v Dallas Stars=Blue Jackets in six

Columbus Blue Jackets are your 2017 Stanley Cup Champions!

Top five scorers:

1.Auston Matthews(Tor)
2.Connor McDavid(EDM)
3.Patrick Kane(CHI)
4.David Pastrnak(BOS)
5.Alexander Ovechkin(WAS)

James Norris Defenceman of the Year:*WILL LIST THE THREE NOMINEES FOR EACH AWARD*

1.Aaron Ekblad(FLA)-Winner
2.Cam Fowler(ANA)
3.Victor Hedman(TB)

Jack Adams Coach of the Year:

1.Mike Babcock(TOR)
2.Bob Boughner(FLA)
3.Joel Quenneville(CHI)-Winner

Frank J.Selke Best Defensive Forward:

1.Joonas Donskoi(SJ)-winner
2.Chris Kreider(NYR)
3.Jonathan Toews(CHI)

Vezina Top Goaltender:

1.Sergei Bobrovsky(CLB)
2.Jakob Markstrom(VAN)-winner
3.Tuuka  Rask(BOS)

Calder Top Rookie:

1.Matt Barzal(NYI)
2.Nico Hischier(NJ)-winner
3.Travis Sanheim(PHI)

Hart Most Valuable Player:

1.Patrick Kane(CHI)
2.Auston Matthews(TOR)-winner
3.Connor McDavid(EDM)

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