NHL Predictions

RedOctober3829

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
42,392
deep inside Guido territory
Let's see what we think about the NHL this year. NHL.com did these among their 20 beat writers. Nobody picked the Bruins to win the East. 1 had them in 1st in Atlantic, 2 in 2nd, 11 in 3rd, 4 with a wild card, and 2 picked them to miss the playoffs.

Atlantic
1. Tampa
2. Boston
3. Toronto

Metro
1. Washington
2. Philadelphia
3. NY Islanders

WC
1. Pittsburgh
2. Florida

Central
1. Colorado
2. St. Louis
3. Dallas

Pacific
1. Vegas
2. SJ
3. Calgary

WC
1. Winnipeg
2. Nashville

Eastern Conference winner: Boston
Western Conference winner: Colorado
Stanley Cup winner: Boston

Bruins-related predictions
Top goal scorer: Marchand, 35
Top in points: Pastrnak 94
Rask GAA: 2.30
Bruins point total: 105
 
Last edited:

cshea

Member
SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
24,098
306, row 14
Atlantic:

1. Tampa Bay
2. Toronto
3. Boston

Metro

1. Washington
2. Carolina
3. Pittsburgh

WC1: Florida
WC2: Montreal

East Champ: Tampa Bay

Central

1. Nashville
2. St. Louis
3. Colorado

Pacific

1. Vegas
2. San Jose
3. Calgary

WC1: Dallas
WC2: Chicago

West Champ: Vegas
Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay

Bruins points: 102
Goals: Pastrnak, 48
Points: Marchand, 97
Rask GAA: 2.25

I think it’s going to be a bit of a slog for the Bruins to start the year and they don’t end up climbing out of the 3 hole this time.
 

NYCSox

chris hansen of goats
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
May 19, 2004
8,499
Some fancy town in CT
Atlantic:

1. Tampa Bay
2. Toronto
3. Boston

Metro

1. Washington
2. Pittsburgh
3. Carolina

WC1: Florida
WC2: Philadelphia

East Champ: Tampa Bay

Central

1. Colorado
2. Nashville
3. Dallas

Pacific

1. Vegas
2. San Jose
3. Edmonton

WC1: St. Louis
WC2: Calgary

West Champ: Colorado
Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay

Bruins points: 100
Goals: Pastrnak, 44
Points: Pastrnak, 106
Rask GAA: 2.47
 

InstantKarmma

Boomer Sympathizer
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Atlantic:

1. Tampa Bay
2. Boston
3. Toronto

Metro

1. Washington
2. Carolina
3. Pittsburgh

WC1: Florida
WC2: Philadelphia

East Champ: Boston

Central

1. Colorado
2. St Louis
3. Dallas

Pacific

1. Vegas
2. San Jose
3. Edmonton

WC1: Nashville
WC2: Calgary

West Champ: Colorado
Stanley Cup: Boston

Bruins points: 105
Goals: Pastrnak, 46
Points: Marchand, 103
Rask GAA: 2.35
 

RedOctober3829

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
42,392
deep inside Guido territory
The Fourth Period did their predictions. Everyone picked Tampa to win the Atlantic. Local guy Shawn Hutcheon picked the Bruins to win the Cup. Two guys picked Rask for the Vezina.
 
Last edited:

PedroSpecialK

Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa
SoSH Member
Dec 12, 2004
25,241
Cambridge, MA
Atlantic
1. Tampa Bay
2. Boston
3. Toronto

Metro
1. Washington
2. Philadelphia
3. NY Islanders

WC
1. Florida
2. NY Rangers

Central
1. St. Louis
2. Colorado
3. Nashville

Pacific
1. Vegas
2. SJ
3. Calgary

WC
1. Chicago
2. Arizona

Eastern Conference winner: Boston
Western Conference winner: San Jose
Stanley Cup winner: Boston

Bruins-related predictions
Top goal scorer: Pastrnak, 43
Top in points: Marchand, 106
Rask GAA: 2.23
Bruins point total: 103
 

veritas

Member
SoSH Member
Jan 13, 2009
2,911
Somerville, MA
Atlantic
1. Tampa
2. Toronto
3. Montreal

Metro
1. Carolina
2. Washington
3. New Jersey

WC
1. Boston
2. Pittsburgh

Central
1. Nashville
2. Dallas
3. Colorado

Pacific
1. Vegas
2. Calgary
3. San Jose

WC
1. St Louis
2. Arizona Winnipeg? There are 7 very good teams in the west and the rest are just bad. I looked at Arizona's lineup and I just can't.

Eastern Conference winner: Tampa
Western Conference winner: Vegas
Stanley Cup winner: Vegas

Bruins-related predictions
Top goal scorer: Pastrnak, 43
Top in points: Pastrnak, 99
Rask GAA: 2.35
Bruins point total: 98
 
Last edited:

DJnVa

Dorito Dawg
SoSH Member
Dec 16, 2010
39,132
Yahoo has Boston #2 in the power rankings, behind Tampa Bay.
 

AMcGhie

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
SoSH Member
Apr 11, 2006
3,156
Portland, OR
Atlantic
1. Tampa (Presidents trophy)
2. Toronto
3. Boston

Metro
1. New Jersey
2. Carolina
3. Pittsburgh

WC
1. Washington
2. I have no idea (not the Senators or Blue Jackets).

Central
1. Dallas
2. St Louis
3. Nashville

Pacific
1. Vegas
2. Calgary
3. San Jose

WC
1. Colorado
2. Winnipeg

Eastern Conference winner: Tampa
Western Conference winner: Dallas
Stanley Cup winner: Dallas

Bruins-related predictions:
Top goal scorer: DeBrusk, 40 (I think this year is when he goes from a goal every 3 games to a goal every 2)
Top in points: Marchand, 101
Rask GAA: 2.27
Bruins point total: 100
 

ggreene

lurker
Jul 23, 2019
94
I think the Bruins used up whatever luck they had last year in a great run. Still a solid team but I'm thinking they won't get by Tampa this year.

Top goal scorer: Pastrnak, 45 (some injury will keep him under 50)
Top in points: Marchand, 101
Rask GAA: 2.60 (a little bit of a set back)
Bruins point total: 98
 

Marbleheader

Dope
Dope
Sep 27, 2004
10,355
I've prepared myself for a disappointing season and an easy out in Round 1 of the playoffs. Hope I'm wrong.