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Now the NHL training camps are starting, NHL teams have finalized their rosters and free agent frenzy is long gone. It is time to look at some NHL predictions 2023-24 edition. Who will win the Stanley Cup in 2024? View our projected standings for 2023-24 below.

In the Eastern Conference, the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings have made some big moves. Can one of those teams squeeze into a playoff spot? Are the Buffalo Sabres the team to watch this year? Are the Toronto Maple Leafs the top team in the Atlantic Division? Can they make a Stanley Cup run this year?

In the Western Conference, the Vegas Golden Knights are once again Stanley Cup favorites. Can the Edmonton Oilers or Colorado Avalanche make it to the finals this coming season? The LA Kings have made some big moves over the past few years. Are they destined to get back to the Cup final? Can the Vancouver Canucks take the next step and be a playoff contender this year?

The NHL predictions 2023 right now take into account that William Nylander is re-signing in Toronto and teams have a healthy roster. NHL projected standings 2023-24 edition can change if injuries or major trades happen before or during the season.

View our NHL point projections for the 2023-24 season and see if any player will pass Connor McDavid this season? How many points will Connor Bedard put up?

NHL Predictions 2023-24 season | NHL Projected Standings 2023-24

  • MP = missed playoffs | WC = wildcard

Eastern Conference

Metropolitan Division

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

Atlantic Division

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

Western Conference

Central Division

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

Pacific Division

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

NHL Playoff Predictions 2024

Eastern Conference

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Toronto Maple Leafs vs #8 seed Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto wins (4-1)

#2 seed New Jersey Devils vs #7 seed Boston Bruins New Jersey wins (4-3)

Atlantic Division Match-up

#2 seed Florida Panthers vs #3 seed Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa wins (4-2)

Metropolitan Division Match-up

#2 seed Carolina Hurricanes vs #3 seed New York Rangers Carolina wins (4-3)

Playoff Round 2

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lighting Toronto wins (4-2)
New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes New Jersey wins (4-3)

Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Maple Leafs vs New Jersey Devils Toronto wins (4-2)

Western Conference NHL Playoffs 2024 Predictions

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Vegas Golden Knights vs #8 seed Vancouver Canucks Vegas wins (4-1)
#2 seed Dallas Stars vs #7 seed Seattle Kraken Dallas wins (4-2)

Central Division Match-up

#2 seed Colorado Avalanche vs #3 seed Minnesota Wild Minnesota wins (4-3)

Pacific Division match-up

#2 seed Edmonton Oilers vs #3 seed LA Kings LA wins (4-3)

Playoff Round 2

Vegas Golden Knights vs LA Kings LA wins (4-2)
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Dallas wins (4-1)

Western Conference Finals

Dallas Stars vs LA Kings Dallas wins (4-3)

Stanley Cup Finals Prediction 2024

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars Toronto wins 4-2

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally win their first cup since 1967 with Auston Matthews winning the Conn Smythe.

These are only fun NHL predictions and trades and injuries also will play a factor in how teams finish in the standings.


  1. La Kings can and will take out Vegas
    but I don’t see Dallas making it to the finals. Of course I’m a Kings fan so I’m hoping for the best.

  2. As a leaf fan I love this prediction. I think the one thing I would change is LA beating Edmonton but other than that I like this 👍


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