2017-18 NHL Playoffs Predictions

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Still a few weeks away from the start of the regular season and so far most teams are just skating their young guys in pre-season games however it is time to make some bold predictions.

Let us start off with 5 teams who will almost certainly miss the playoffs this season:

Vegas Golden Knights

New Jersey Devils

Colorado Avalanche

Vancouver Canucks

Arizona Coyotes

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Metropolitan Division –

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins
  2. New York Rangers
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets

Atlantic Division –

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs
  3. Montreal Canadiens

Eastern Conference Wild Card –

  1. Ottawa Senators
  2. Boston Bruins, Philidelphia Flyers or New York Islanders

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Central Division –

  1. Dallas Stars
  2. Nashville Predators
  3. St. Louis Blues

West Division –

  1. Edmonton Oilers
  2. Anaheim Ducks
  3. San Jose Sharks

Western Conference Wild Card –

  1. Minnesota Wild
  2.  Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames or Winnipeg Jets

 

Eastern Conference Champions –

  • Pittsburgh Penguins

Western Conference Champions –

  • Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup Champions –

  • Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2

 

 

 

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2 Replies to “2017-18 NHL Playoffs Predictions”

  1. You’re not very good at this. Of the 5 teams you thought had almost no chance to make the playoffs, 1 won the division easily (first to clinch) and 2 others are sitting in a playoff spot. EDMONTON?! EDMONTON???? My god… LOL you gotta be kidding me.

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    1. No one expected the Oilers to tank the season the way they did. Also these were preseason predictions based on numbers. 6 months later, I am not surprised things turned out differently. For the 5 teams I thought had no chance, I am glad I was wrong. It means they defied the analytics and were better on the ice than they were on paper.

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