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  1. 1. Which team will win the Stanley Cup this year?

    • Montreal Canadiens
    • Boston Bruins
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    • Pittsburgh Penguins
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    • New York Rangers
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    • L.A. Kings
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    • San Jose Sharks
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    • Anaheim Ducks
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    • Chicago Blackhawks
    • St. Louis Blues
    • Other - write your vote in below
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In the East I have

1. Boston

2. Montreal

3. Tampa Bay

4. Toronto (WC)

5. Detroit (WC)

6. Ottawa

7. Florida

8. Buffalo

1. Pittsburgh

2. NY Rangers

3. Philadelphia

4. Washington

5. Columbus

6. NY Islanders

7. New Jersey

8. Carolina

In the West:

1. Chicago

2. St. Louis

3. Minnesota

4. Dallas (WC)

5. Colorado (WC)

6. Winnipeg

7. Nashville

1. Anaheim

2. Los Angeles

3. San Jose

4. Phoenix

5. Vancouver

6. Edmonton

7. Calgary

Playoffs...

Boston over Detroit

Montreal over Tampa

Pittsburgh over Toronto

Philadelphia over NY Rangers

Chicago over Colorado

St. Louis over Minnesota

Anaheim over Dallas

San Jose over LA

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Boston over Montreal

Philadelphia over Pittsburgh

Chicago over St. Louis

Anaheim over San Jose

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Boston over Philadelphia

Chicago over Anaheim

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Chicago over Boston

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In the East I have

1. Boston

2. Montreal

3. Tampa Bay

4. Toronto (WC)

5. Detroit (WC)

6. Ottawa

7. Florida

8. Buffalo

1. Pittsburgh

2. NY Rangers

3. Philadelphia

4. Washington

5. Columbus

6. NY Islanders

7. New Jersey

8. Carolina

In the West:

1. Chicago

2. St. Louis

3. Minnesota

4. Dallas (WC)

5. Colorado (WC)

6. Winnipeg

7. Nashville

1. Anaheim

2. Los Angeles

3. San Jose

4. Phoenix

5. Vancouver

6. Edmonton

7. Calgary

Playoffs...

Boston over Detroit

Montreal over Tampa

Pittsburgh over Toronto

Philadelphia over NY Rangers

Chicago over Colorado

St. Louis over Minnesota

Anaheim over Dallas

San Jose over LA

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Boston over Montreal

Philadelphia over Pittsburgh

Chicago over St. Louis

Anaheim over San Jose

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Boston over Philadelphia

Chicago over Anaheim

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Chicago over Boston

Why so high on Boston? I put Tampa and Montreal over them

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Why so high on Boston? I put Tampa and Montreal over them

Do I think Chara's overrated? Yes. Do I think they're as good as they were 3-4 years ago? No. But they have a great system in place and they know what it takes to win (sadly). Over a stretch of 82 games, I think they'll hold up better than most teams. I agree with you that Montreal and Tampa will be good, and either could win the division, but I still think Boston is the favorite.

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1. Y- Boston: Still the best team in the division.

2. X- Tampa Bay: Good upgrades on defense and Callahan.

3. X- Montreal: Price leads the way.

4. X- Toronto: No repeats of last year's seasons end and make it barely.

5. X- Detroit: Old but still capable.

6. Ottawa

7. Florida

8. Buffalo

1. P- Pitsburg: Weakest division in the league and it's hard to stop Crosby.

2. X- NY Rangers: Continue the strong play of last year.

3. X- Washington: Barry Trotz teaches Ovi how to play more well rounded.

4. Philadelphia

5. NY Islanders

6. Columbus

7. New Jersey

8. Carolina

1. Y- Chicago: Bowman builds contenders and makes Chicago another great year.

2. X- St.Louis: Strong depth and great defense hard to beat that.

3. X- Colorado: Patrick Roy likes his up tempo game.

4. X- Minnesota: Strong team overall but questionable goalies.

5. X- Dallas: Good offense and Lehtonen is solid.

6. Nashville

7. Winnipeg

1. Z- Anaheim: Powerhouse team.

2. X- Los Angeles: Stanley cup winners.

3. X- San Jose: Team with lots of internal issues but way to many good players.

4. Vancouver

5. Phoenix

6. Edmonton

7. Calgary

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In the East I have

1.Montreal

2. Tampa Bay

3. Boston

4.Detroit (WC)

5. Buffalo

6.Florida

7. Toronto

8. Ottawa

1. Washington

2.Columbus

3. Pittsburgh

4. NY Islanders (WC)

5.NY Rangers

6.Philadelphia

7. New Jersey

8. Carolina

In the West:

1. St. Louis

2. Chicago

3. Dallas

4.Minnesota(WC)

5. Colorado

6. Winnipeg

7. Nashville

1. San Jose

2. Anaheim

3. Los Angeles

4. Vancouver (WC)

5. Edmonton

6. Phoenix

7. Calgary

Playoffs...

Montreal over Detroit

Washington over New York Islanders

Columbus over Pittsburgh

Tampa Bay over Boston

Chicago over Dallas

St. Louis over Minnesota

Anaheim over Los Angeles

San Jose over Vancouver

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Montreal over Tampa Bay

Washington over Columbus

Chicago over St. Louis

San Jose over Anaheim

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Montreal over Washington

San Jose over Chicago

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Montreal over San Jose

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Eastern Conference:

Atlantic Division:

1. Boston - At least one more year.

2. Montreal - The core continues meshing and performing.

3. Toronto - They can't keep failing spectacularly year after year. Carlyle gets fired before Christmas, the new guy leads the way.

4. Detroit (WC) - Injuries don't push them down as much as expected.

5. Tampa (WC) - A team long on hype and short on reality. Career years and rookie breakouts are not repeated. Still good, but nowhere near as good as everyone seems to be assuming they'll be

6. Buffalo - An influx of quality veterans gets them out of the basement.

7. Ottawa - Good luck with that roster.

8. Florida - There's still nothing there.

Metropolitan Division:

1. Pittsburgh - As 31Careyprice said, they're in a division of punching bags. If they DON'T win this division, something's wrong.

2. NY Rangers - They're higher than the noise floor in the Metropolitan division.

3. NY Islanders - A lot of their additions are overrated, but this is a significantly better team than it's been in years.

4. Philadelphia - Not a lot of depth or goaltending.

5. New Jersey - Too old and too thin.

6. Columbus - Injuries and the Johansen situation will really hurt them.

7. Washington - The roller coaster continues downward.

8. Carolina - A team in need of a complete blowup and redo, which I believe they'll start this year.

Western Conference:

Central Division:

1. Chicago - Still the class of the division.

2. Dallas - A fast, exciting team which will likely upgrade in net midseason and turn into a powerhouse.

3. Minnesota - A solid (if overpaid) core keeps them relevant in an extremely strong division.

4. St. Louis (WC) - I'm not sold on their goaltending or coaching long-term. They'll have to really fight this year.

5. Winnipeg - Close but no cigar.

6. Colorado - An unsustainable team returns to sea level.

7. Nashville - Even with Laviolette and more offence, still nothing special.

Pacific Division:

1. Los Angeles - Primed for another cup run.

2. Anaheim - Boudreau and young goaltending push the Ducks to fight LA tooth and nail.

3. Vancouver - Not as bad as people assume. This division is nowhere near as strong as it used to be, and someone's going to take advantage of it.

4. Edmonton (WC) - Going out on a limb, but I can see a lightning n a bottle season happening.

5. San Jose - The beginning of the end for that great core.

6. Phoenix - If a team loses in overtime but no one's around to see, does it get a point?

7. Calgary - A proper rebuilding year.

Playofs:

Boston over Tampa

Montreal over Toronto

Pittsburgh over Detroit

Rangers over Islanders

Chicago over Edmonton

Los Angeles over St. Louis

Dallas over Minnesota

Anaheim over Vancouver

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Boston over Rangers

Montreal over Pittsburgh

Chicago over Anaheim

Dallas over Los Angeles

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Montreal over Boston

Chicago over Dallas

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Montreal over Chicago

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I'll just do the East



Atlantic Division:



1. Boston - 16 points clear of anyone in the division gives them room for some likely regression while still being the class of the division. Fewest questions of anyone in the East. Dominant possession + elite goalie.


2. Tampa Bay - Not so worried about their young forwards, more worried about Bishop. Like the Stralman addition a lot + Stamkos hopefully stays healthy. Very deep. Hedman is underrated and excited to see what Drouin does.


3. Montreal - Bad possession stats must improve. Price has been a bit up and down in career, needs to follow up great season. Lack of scoring punch up front will make Galchenyuk breakout necessary to take next step. Improved on D IMO.


4. Florida (WC) - This will probably raise eyebrows. Love their young core and think a few guys will take steps forward. Solid goaltending with Lu. Overpaid Bolland badly but still IMO a lot to like in a very weak conference/division


5. Detroit - Advancing age + durability questions around stars. Alfie's situation seems v up in the air. Great coach not signed beyond this yr could wind up being issue as yr progresses.


6. Ottawa - Goaltending drop really hurt them last year and now Spezza is done but still some underrated pieces. If 1 of their 2 goalies could play at a high level could be a thorn to play again. Was tempted to put them as high as 4.


7. Toronto - So much going on there with management changing and assistant coaching changes yet retaining the HC. Very nice top 6 forwards but bad system. Improved depth but will rely heavily on relatively unproven goalies again.


8. Buffalo - Added reasonable veterans but just not that good. Miller gave them 40 games of .923 goaltending last year and that's gone. They could be gunning hard for McDavid.



Metropolitan Division:



1. Pittsburgh - Betting on the stars there. New coach has some interesting quotes and I'm interested to see them this yr.


2. New Jersey - Wasted a lot of points force feeding awful Brodeur starts last yr. Schneider very, very good. Young DMen need to progress and Cammy fills a major need. Played a ton of close games and bad luck record in SO. Well coached.


3. NY Rangers - Lost some good players, think Stralman to Boyle is a bigger drop than ppl acknowledge but best/most reliable goalie in the world + full season of St. Louis has me semi optimistic.


4. NY Islanders (WC) - Added good goalie and depth on D which were 2 biggest issues last yr. V good young players all over organization. A lot of reason to be optimistic in weak division and conference.


5. Columbus - Need to get this Johansen nonsense figured out ASAP. Great goalie and young core but will be hard pressed to make POs again


6. Philadelphia - Losing Timonen hurts a lot. Not convinced Mason will match last yrs SV%. Great forwards but holes in lineup.


7. Washington - Very, very hard team for me to rate. Considered them a few spots higher and considered them in last. Holtby needs to take a major step forward and who knows how this roster reacts to Trotz. A lot needs to be figured out.


8. Carolina - Just lost Staal for a long time, not much depth. I like Khudobin but Ward looks to be near done. The Skinner concussion is scary because he's had issues. Awful preseason for them in terms of health.

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1, TB


2. Habs


3. Boston


4. Sens


5.Laffs


6, Wings


7, Buff


8. Florida



1. Rags


2. Pitts


3. Puffs


4. Caps


5. Sens


6. New Jersey


7, Isles


8. Canes




In the West:



1. St. Louis


2. Chicago


3. Colorado


4.Minnesota


5. Dallas


6. Winnipeg


7. Nashville



1. San Jose


2. Anaheim


3. Los Angeles


4. Vancouver


5. Edmonton


6. Calgary


7, Yotes


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1. Habs(I'm biased)

2. Bruins

3. Bolts

4. Detroit(WC)

5. Toronto

6. Ottawa

7. Florida

8. Buffalo

1. Pittsburgh

2. NYR

3. Flyers

4. Caps(WC)

5. Devils

6. Isles

7. Columbus

8. Canes

1. Chicago

2. St.Louis

3. Dallas

4. Minnesota(WC)

5. Colorado(WC)

6. Winnipeg

7. Nashville

1. LA

2. SJ

3. Ducks

4. Vancouver

5. Phoenix

6. Edmonton

7. Calgary

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