1. Nashville Predators
Their defense is still stacked, but will the offense match?
2. St. Louis Blues
Coming in as defending Stanley Cup champions shouldn’t have any effect on this team.
3. Colorado Avalanche
They were a dark horse team last year, but they should be legit contenders this year.
4. Winnipeg Jets
The loss of a few key players will hurt, but this team is too talented to not make the playoffs.
5. Dallas Stars
If they remain a defensive stalwart they’ll be playing in the playoffs once again.
6. Minnesota Wild
They seem to always be a player or two away from making a leap in a stacked division.
7. Chicago Blackhawks
They could certainly make strides this year, but everyone above them is better by far. Continue reading
1. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. 4. New Jersey Devils
2. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. 3. Boston Bruins
1. Washington Capitals vs. 4. Florida Panthers
2. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. 3. Carolina Hurricanes
1. Nashville Predators vs. 4. Dallas Stars
2. St. Louis Blues vs. 3. Colorado Avalanche
1. Vegas Golden Knights vs. 4. Winnipeg Jets
2. Calgary Flames vs. 3. San Jose Sharks Continue reading
In their 51 years of existence, they’ve been to four Stanley Cup Finals. They lost the first three appearances during their first three years in the NHL. In those 51 years they also made the playoffs 42 times. All in all they have had a lot of success, but haven’t been able to hoist the Cup until now. Continue reading
Central Division #3 vs. Atlantic Division #2
St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins
A team that was at the bottom of the standings for the entire league back in January, has now clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. That honor belongs to the St. Louis Blues who will be making their fourth appearance in franchise history. Continue reading
Wild Card #1 vs. Atlantic Division #2
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins
Players to Watch: D Jaccob Slavin and F David Pastrnak
Who Wins: Hurricanes in 7 games
Central Division #3 vs. Pacific Division #2
St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks
Players to Watch: F Vladimir Tarasenko and D Erik Karlsson
Who Wins: Sharks in 7 games