40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season

40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season

Last year, I posted 40 predictions for the NHL season. So, let’s do it again!

  1. Hart Trophy: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
  2. Art Ross Trophy: Crosby
  3. Ted Lindsay Award: John Tavares, New York Islanders
  4. Norris Trophy: Shea Weber, Nashville
  5. Vezina Trophy: Pekka Rinne, Nashville
  6. Jack Adams Award: Bob Hartley
  7. Calder Trophy: Jack Eichel, Buffalo
  8. Selke Trophy: Jonathan Toews, Chicago
  9. Lady Byng Award: Logan Couture, San Jose
  10. Messier Leadership Award: Jonathan Toews, Chicago
  11. GM of the Year: Jim Nill, Dallas
  12. Atlantic Division Champion: Montreal Canadiens
  13. Metropolitan Division Champion: Pittsburgh Penguins
  14. Central Division Champion: Nashville Predators
  15. Pacific Division Champion: Calgary Flames
  16. Presidents Trophy: Pittsburgh Penguins
  17. Eastern Conference Final: Washington vs. New York Islanders
  18. Western Conference Final: Anaheim vs. Nashville
  19. First Coach Fired: Dave Tippett, Arizona
  20. Biggest Improvement – Team: Buffalo Sabres
  21. Biggest Decline – Team: New York Rangers
  22. Best Free Agent/Trade Addition – Ryan O’Reilly, Buffalo
  23. Most Disappointing Free Agent/Trade Addition – Mike Green, Detroit
  24. Tyler Seguin will be the top point producer in the Western Conference
  25. 3 players will top 95 points
  26. 3 defensemen will top 60 points
  27. 2 head coaches will get fired before the Stanley Cup is clinched in 2015
  28. The Carolina Hurricanes will have the worst record in the NHL
  29. Eric Staal will not finish the season in Carolina
  30. Dustin Byfuglien will not finish the season in Winnipeg
  31. Steven Stamkos will not hit free agency
  32. Steven Stamkos will not be a member of the Lightning in 2016-17
  33. 2 captains will be traded during the season
  34. The Chicago Blackhawks will make more than two in-season trades
  35. Connor McDavid will make the All-Star Game
  36. 1 of the 2 top seeds will get knocked out in the first round of the playoffs
  37. A team will trade a top-5 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft during the season
  38. The Toronto Maple Leafs will make more than 4 in-season trades
  39. St. Louis will make a coaching change
  40. The NHL will not announce expansion during the 2015-16 season

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