2010-11 NHL predictions: Voting breakdown

Five hockey experts at Yahoo! Sports took the plunge and offered up their best NHL predictions for the 2010-11 season, from Stanley Cup champion (prediction: Washington Capitals) to top rookie (prediction: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers). Senior NHL writer Nicholas J. Cotsonika, NHL editor Sam McCaig, editor Ross McKeon and Puck Daddy bloggers Greg Wyshynski and Sean Leahy all participated in the Yahoo! survey.

Here’s the voting breakdown (with the number of votes in parentheses):

STANLEY CUP

Washington Capitals (3)

Los Angeles Kings (1)

Pittsburgh Penguins (1)

STANLEY CUP FINALISTS

Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals (3)

Boston Bruins (1)

Pittsburgh Penguins (1)

Western Conference

Chicago Blackhawks (1)

Detroit Red Wings (1)

Los Angeles Kings (1)

San Jose Sharks (1)

Vancouver Cancuks (1)

EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION (regular season)

Washington Capitals (3)

Boston Bruins (1)

Pittsburgh Penguins (1)

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION (regular season)

San Jose Sharks (4)

Vancouver Canucks (1)

BOOM-OR-BUST TEAMS

Boom

Boston Bruins (1)

Edmonton Oilers (1)

Los Angeles Kings (1)

St. Louis Blues (1)

Toronto Maple Leafs (1)

Bust

Philadelphia Flyers (2)

Buffalo Sabres (1)

Montreal Canadiens (1)

New Jersey Devils (1)

HART TROPHY (MVP)

Sidney Crosby, Pit (2)

Alex Ovechkin, Wsh (2)

Anze Kopitar, LA (1)

ART ROSS TROPHY (most points)

Alex Ovechkin, Wsh (3)

Henrik Sedin, Van (2)

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY (most goals)

Alex Ovechkin, Wsh (4)

Marian Gaborik, NYR (1)

VEZINA TROPHY (best goalie)

Ryan Miller, Buf (3)

Roberto Luongo, Van (1)

Tuukka Rask, Bos (1)

NORRIS TROPHY (best defenseman)

Drew Doughty, LA (5)

CALDER TROPHY (best rookie)

Taylor Hall, Edm (2)

Jordan Eberle, Edm (1)

Cody Hodgson, Van (1)

PK Subban, Mtl (1)