Predictions are sure to look foolish in 15 minutes, but let's make some anyway. Your 2013-14 NHL season:
Hart Trophy: Steven Stamkos
Norris Trophy: Ryan Suter
Vezina Trophy: Tuukka Rask
Art Ross Trophy: Sidney Crosby
Rocket Richard Trophy: Steven Stamkos
Calder Trophy: Seth Jones
Jack Adams Trophy: Ken Hitchcock
Selke Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk
Eastern Conference: Penguins over Capitals
Western Conference: Blues over Sharks
Stanley Cup: Blues over Penguins
Some other random predictions:
- The Rangers and Canucks miss the playoffs.
- Cory Schneider takes control of the New Jersey goal.
- Drew Doughty has another disappointing, maddening season.
- The Penguins and Blues both get new goalies before rolling to the Finals.
- It rains at the surprisingly-mild Winter Classic.
- The young Oilers finally take the leap, and Edmonton returns to the playoffs.
- Tyler Seguin in a Top 10 scorer and Boston regrets selling low on the talented enigma.
- Zdeno Chara fails to score 40 points.
- The Eastern Conference dominates in crossover play.
- Jason Spezza plays a full season and scores 90 points.
Share your angles and picks in the comments. Happy Opening Night, gamers.