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18-19 Predictions

Posted 9:46 AM ET | Comments 12
First off, lets rejoice, it's finally hockey time again!!
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Here is one man's pick for the final 18-19 NHL standings (*wildcards):

EAST
Atlantic
1. Tampa 116
2. Toronto 113
3. Boston 105
4. Florida* 96
5. Buffalo 86
6. Ottawa 80
7. Montreal 78
8. Detroit 72

Metro
1. Pittsburgh 105
2. Philadelphia 101
3. Washington 100
4. Columbus* 97
5. Carolina 89
6. New Jersey 88
7. NY Rangers 82
8. NY Islanders 80

WEST
Central
1. Nashville 115
2. Winnipeg 114
3. St Louis 107
4. Dallas 100*
5. Colorado 97*
6. Minnesota 89
7. Chicago 83

Pacific
1. Las Vegas 103
2. San Jose 100
3. Calgary 97
4. Anaheim 94
5. Los Angeles 93
6. Edmonton 90
7. Arizona 88
8. Vancouver 69

PLAYOFFS:
First Round
Tampa over Florida in 6
Boston over Toronto in 7
Pittsburgh over Columbus in 6
Philadelphia over Washington in 7
Nashville over Colorado in 6
Winnipeg over St. Louis in 6
Las Vegas over Dallas in 7
San Jose over Calgary in 6

Second Round
Tampa over Boston in 6
Pittsburgh over Philadelphia in 6
Nashville over Winnipeg in 7
Las Vegas over San Jose in 7

Third Round
Tampa over Pittsburgh in 6
Nashville over Vegas in 7

STANLEY CUP FINALS
Tampa over Nashville in 6
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September 12, 2018 12:05 PM ET | Delete
Boston over Toronto in 7 :/
September 12, 2018 3:05 PM ET | Delete
ummmmm.....where's Vegas?
September 14, 2018 10:19 AM ET | Delete
Of course now the Sens get Karlsson for the cost of a rental which throws my West picks/bracket totally out of whack, LOL
September 21, 2018 9:13 AM ET | Delete
BiggE- Sharks now the favorite in West?
September 21, 2018 12:04 PM ET | Delete
what a pathetic prediction
September 23, 2018 10:09 AM ET | Delete
Leafs fans are cute. You might win the Cup, you could go out in the first round. It's not like your team is loaded with guys with tons of winning playoff experience. I do think your forward group is excellent and you have a very good goalie, but Leaf fans, at least honest ones, have to admit that their D has some serious question marks. Losing to Boston in 7 games in the first round is far from an insult, and any time I'm picking someone to lose in 7, it's not like I'm going to be shocked if that team ends up winning. Calm down.
September 23, 2018 10:11 AM ET | Delete
In response to cdearth23: They are certainly now the favorite to come out of the Pacific Division, but I'd still rate them just a bit behind Nashville and Winnipeg to start the season. This could certainly change as the season goes on.
September 25, 2018 8:52 AM ET | Delete
Very unlikely point totals. The least amount of points given out in a season is 2460 the most is 3690. You are predicting 2927 (2838 Last Year) which means there will have to be 536 3 point games. Last year there were only 296.
September 25, 2018 8:56 AM ET | Delete
Also last season there were 9 teams under 80 Points, Now you think there will only be 3. I understand these are just your predictions, But these are highly unlikely.
September 25, 2018 9:01 AM ET | Delete
Sorry 467 3 point games
September 25, 2018 10:53 AM ET | Delete
The point totals were just wild guesses, it's the order of finish that I was mainly predicting. However, once I factor in the Karlsson trade, I'd move San Jose up to first in the Pacific and drop Ottawa to last in the Atlantic. This of course, changes how I see the playoffs going in the West. I'd still have San Jose, Nashville, Winnipeg and Vegas winning in the first round but the matchups would be different. However, I'd now have Nashville over San Jose in the conference final with the SCF still being the same.
October 4, 2018 2:15 PM ET | Delete
not half bad.
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