2017-18 division, palyoff, award, and bold predictions

Divisions:

Metropolitan:

1.) Penguins

2.) Blue Jackets

3.) Capitals

4.) Rangers WC2

5.) Islanders

6.) Devils

7.) Flyers

8.) Hurricanes

Atlantic: 

1.) Lightning 

2.) Maple Leafs

3.) Senators

4.) Bruins WC1

5.) Sabres 

6.) Canadiens

7.) Panthers

8.) Red Wings

Pacific: 

1.) Oilers

2.) Flames

3.) Ducks

4.) Kings

5.) Sharks

6.) Coyotes 

7.) Canucks 

8.) Golden Knights

Central: 

1.) Blues

2.) Wild

3.) Stars

4.) Jets WC1

5.) Predators WC2

6.) Blackhawks

7.) Avalanche 

Awards: 

Norris Trophy (best defenseman) – Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Vezina Trophy (best goalie) – Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning 

Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) – Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes

Jack Adams (best coach) – Todd McLellan, Edmonton Oilers

Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) – Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs

Art Ross Trophy (most points) – Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Rocket Richard Trophy (most goals) – Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Ted Lindsey Award (MVP) – Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Playoffs: 

Eastern Conference final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning, Lightning in 6.

Western Conference final: St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers, Oilers in 7. 

Stanley Cup Final: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers, Lightning in 7. (SCF MVP: Steven Stamkos) 

Bold Predictions (NHL): 

FOUR 50 goal scorers in 2017-18: Ovechkin 50, Matthews 51, Stamkos 51, Tarasenko 53. 

Blackhawks fire Coach Joel Quenneville before February 1st and MISS the playoffs.

Ottawa Senators pull off the biggest trade of the season and acquire Matt Duchene from Colorado. 

Montreal deals Alex Galchenyuk to a Western Conference contender by the deadline. 

New York Islanders fail to extend John Tavares to a long term contract during the season and hold onto him at the deadline, despite rumors. 

Bold Predictions (Blues): 

Jake Allen finishes top 5 in the NHL in 2 of the 3 following stats: Save percentage, Goals against average, and/or shutouts. 

Paul Stastny will hit the 50 assist mark for the 1st time since 2010. 

Tage Thompson will remain in the Blues for lineup the entire season. 

Blues will make multiple deadline deals this year. 

There will be 3 20 goal scorers: Tarasenko 53, Schenn 28, and Schwartz 24.


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