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NHL 2017-18 Season Predictions

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The NHL season is officially back on Wednesday! We here at FlurrySports cannot wait for the puck to drop and finally begin the season. With only a couple of days left to wait, it seems like the perfect time to make our predictions for the upcoming season. The following is a list of win and award predictions for the season made by Christian Potts and Ryan Grabig. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know your predictions!

 Christian PottsRyan Grabig
Eastern Conference
AtlanticPittsburghTampa Bay
Two Wild Card TeamsRangers & BostonDetroit & Columbus
Western Conference
CentralChicagoSt. Louis
Two Wild Card TeamsSan Jose & MinnesotaDallas & Los Angeles
Stanley Cup PredictionPittsburgh vs EdmontonTampa Bay vs Edmonton
Stanley Cup ChampionEdmontonTampa Bay
NHL Award Predictions
Hart Memorial (MVP)Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
Lady Byng (Sportsmanship)Anze KopitarAnze Kopitar
Vezina (Top Goalie)Carey PriceJake Allen
Calder (Top Rookie)Charlie McAvoyNolan Patrick
Art Ross (Top Points Scorer)Connor McDavidConnor McDavid
James Norris (Top Defenseman)Drew DoughtyVictor Hedman
Conn Smythe (Top Playoff Player)Connor McDavidNikita Kucherov
Jack Adams (Coach of the Year)Todd McClellanMike Yeo
Frank Selke (Top Offensive Dman)Duncan KeithBrent Burns
Williams Jennings (Goalie Fewest Goals Allowed)Sergei BobrovskyJake Allen
Maurice Richard (Top Goal Scorer)Alex OvechkinSteven Stamkos
GM of the YearPeter Chiarelli (Edmonton)Doug Armstrong (Blues)

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  1. Christian Potts

    October 2, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    I went kind of “old-school” here going back to the days of domination from the Edmonton Oilers. Obviously the Pens will be tough but it’s been more than three decades since a team won the Stanley Cup three straight times. Even those powerful Oilers teams didn’t do that (they got 4 in 5 years in their heyday.) But they’re going to be back this year.

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