Who is the favorite to win it all this year?
In the last 5 years the cup has been raised by, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Anaheim, and Carolina. What do all these teams have in common?
GA (reg season) for these teams ranged from 184(Detroit) to 260(Carolina)
GF (reg season) for these teams ranged from 257(Detroit) to 294(Carolina)
With the exception of Pittsburgh all of these teams finished the regular season with 110pts or more. (Although those Penguins finished their season 18-3-4 after a coach change)
All of these teams also had a goal differential of +25 or more. So who is still in contention this year.
Teams with +25 and 99pts or more
Philly 103 +37
Boston 99 +49
Pittsburgh 100 +33
Vancouver 113 +73
San Jose 103 +38
Washington 103 +24
Los Angeles 96 +23
Nashville 95 +21
Who is your pick for the champions this year. If my Sabres are not up to the challenge I would like to see the Canucks go all the way.