NHL Predictions

Here are the early 2017 – 2018 NHL regular season projections and 2018 NHL playoff predictions.

Latest 2018 NHL Playoff Predictions are here!!!

The Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild will take a step back and miss the playoffs this year. The Toronto Maple Leafs will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top seed in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh and Washington will be the top contenders for the top seed in the Metropolitan Division. The Dallas Stars have improved and will battle the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks for the top seed in the Central Division. The Edmonton Oilers will be the top seed in the Pacific Division.

In the Eastern conference, the Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres will battle for the final wild card spot. In the Western conference the LA Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild will battle the St. Louis Blues for the final Wild Card spot.

Who will win the 2018 Stanley Cup? Scroll down to find out…

(WC) = Wild Card Teams (MP) = Missed Playoffs

2017-2018 NHL Regular Season Predictions

Eastern Conference

Metropolitan Division

1. Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Washington Capitals
3. Columbus Blue Jackets
4. Carolina Hurricanes (MP)
5. New York Rangers (MP)
6. New York Islanders (MP)
7. Philadelphia Flyers (MP)
8. New Jersey Devils (MP)

Atlantic Division

1. Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Ottawa Senators
4. Montreal Canadiens (WC)
5. Buffalo Sabres (WC)
6. Florida Panthers (MP)
7. Boston Bruins (MP)
8. Detroit Red Wings (MP)

Western Conference

Central Division

1. Dallas Stars
2. Nashville Predators
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. St. Louis Blues (WC)
5. Minnesota Wild (MP)
6. Winnipeg Jets (MP)
7. Colorado Avalanche(MP)

Pacific Division

1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Anaheim Ducks
3. Calgary Flames
4. San Jose Sharks (WC)
5. LA Kings (MP)
6. Arizona Coyotes (MP)
7. Vegas Golden Knights
8. Vancouver Canucks(MP)

2018 NHL Playoff Predictions

2018 Eastern Conference Playoffs

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Pittsburgh vs #8 seed Buffalo Sabres Pittsburgh wins (4-1)
#2 seed Toronto Maple Leafs vs #7 seed Montreal Canadiens Toronto wins (4-2)
Division Match-up #2 Washington Capitals vs #3 Columbus Blue Jackets Washington wins (4-3)
Division Match-up #2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs #3 Ottawa Senators Tampa wins (4-2)

Playoff Round 2

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Pittsburgh wins (4-2)
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto wins (4-3)

Eastern Conference Finals

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Pittsburgh wins (4-3)


2018 Western Conference Playoffs

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Edmonton Oilers vs #8 seed St. Louis Blues Edmonton wins (4-1)
#2 seed Dallas Stars vs #7 seed San Jose Sharks San Jose wins (4-3)
Division Match-up #2 Nashville Predators vs #3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago wins (4-3)
Division Match-up #2 Anaheim Ducks vs #3 Calgary Flames Calgary wins (4-2)

Playoff Round 2

Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Chicago wins (4-2)
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Edmonton wins (4-3)

Western Conference Finals

Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Edmonton wins (4-2)

2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers Pittsburgh Wins (4-2)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are now a dynasty winning the Stanley Cup for the 3rd time in-a-row.

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  2. How do you have the Atlantic sending 2 teams to the WC? The Atlantic is shit. The Senators got in by pure luck last season. They don’t have a good team, it was a fluke. The Sabres got marginally better this season and they’re still not very good. There will be 5 Metro teams in the playoffs: shitsburgh, WSH, CAR, COL, & PHL

    • Why does everyone have the Rangers missing the playoffs? They’re the one team from the top 4 in the metro that actually got better. might not be as good as the pens still but they’re a playoff team.

      4.Columbus (WC) (we also forget that other for the win streak they were a .500 team)
      5. Carolina (wc)


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