Flyerdelphia Season Predictions: NHL Edition

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The NHL season kicks off tonight with four games to get the regular season going.

As you may recall, last season during the playoffs, the Flyerdelphia kept up to date with the results and action in our own Bracket Challenge.

To ring in the start of another NHL season, the Flyerdelphia staff has made predictions on the 2015-16 NHL season. Predictions include naming the eight playoff teams from each conference, our very early choices for conference champions and Stanley Cup Champion and lastly, award winners.

Brian Startare, @brianstartare

East

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Washington Capitals
  3. New York Rangers
  4. Montreal Canadiens
  5. Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Detroit Red Wings
  7. New York Islanders
  8. Columbus Blue Jackets

West

  1. Minnesota Wild
  2. Anaheim Ducks
  3. Chicago Blackhawks
  4. Calgary Flames
  5. San Jose Sharks
  6. Nashville Predators
  7. Dallas Stars
  8. Vancouver Canucks

East Champion: Tampa Bay Lightning
West Champion: Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup Champion: Tampa Bay Lightning 

Awards

Art Ross: John Tavares
Hart: Ryan Getzlaf
Vezina: Carey Price
Jack Adams: Jon Cooper
Maurice Richard: Alex Ovechkin
Norris: Victor Hedman
Calder: Connor McDavid

Kevin Durso, @Kevin_Durso

East

  1. New York Rangers
  2. Montreal Canadiens
  3. Washington Capitals
  4. Tampa Bay Lightning
  5. Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Detroit Red Wings
  7. New York Islanders
  8. Boston Bruins

West

  1. Anaheim Ducks
  2. Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Nashville Predators
  4. St. Louis Blues
  5. Vancouver Canucks
  6. Calgary Flames
  7. Minnesota Wild
  8. Winnipeg Jets

East Champion: New York Rangers
West Champion: Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup Champion: Anaheim Ducks

Awards

Art Ross: John Tavares
Hart: Alex Ovechkin
Vezina: Henrik Lundqvist
Jack Adams: Barry Trotz
Maurice Richard: Steven Stamkos
Norris: Shea Weber
Calder: Connor McDavid

Bill Minchin, @wtfd103074

East

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. New York Rangers
  3. New York Islanders
  4. Detroit Red Wings
  5. Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Philadelphia Flyers
  7. Ottawa Senators
  8. Montreal Canadiens

West

  1. Anaheim Ducks
  2. Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Nashville Predators
  4. Vancouver Canucks
  5. Dallas Stars
  6. Calgary Flames
  7. St. Louis Blues
  8. San Jose Sharks

East Champion: Montreal Canadiens
West Champion: Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup Champion: Anaheim Ducks

Awards

Art Ross: Claude Giroux
Hart: Claude Giroux
Vezina: Pekka Rinne
Jack Adams: Mike Yeo
Maurice Richard: Alex Ovechkin
Norris: Shea Weber
Calder: Jack Eichel

Rob Riches, @Riches61

East

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Montreal Canadiens
  3. New York Rangers
  4. New York Islanders
  5. Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Columbus Blue Jackets
  7. Ottawa Senators
  8. Philadelphia Flyers

West

  1. Anaheim Ducks
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Nashville Predators
  4. Chicago Blackhawks
  5. Dallas Stars
  6. Vancouver Canucks
  7. Minnesota Wild
  8. Calgary Flames

East Champion: Montreal Canadiens
West Champion: Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup Champion: Anaheim Ducks 

Awards

Art Ross: John Tavares
Hart: Jamie Benn
Vezina: Carey Price
Jack Adams: Dave Cameron
Maurice Richard: Phil Kessel
Norris: Drew Doughty
Calder: Jack Eichel

Zach Hopkins, @healedbyhockey

East

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Montreal Canadiens
  3. Washington Capitals
  4. New York Rangers
  5. New York Islanders
  6. Columbus Blue Jackets
  7. Pittsburgh Penguins
  8. Detroit Red Wings

West

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Chicago Blackhawks
  3. Anaheim Ducks
  4. Calgary Flames
  5. Winnipeg Jets
  6. Dallas Stars
  7. Colorado Avalanche
  8. Nashville Predators

East Champion: Washington Capitals
West Champion: St. Louis Blues
Stanley Cup Champion: Washington Capitals 

Awards

Art Ross: John Tavares
Hart: John Tavares
Vezina: Braden Holtby
Jack Adams: Jon Cooper
Maurice Richard: Alex Ovechkin
Norris: Duncan Keith
Calder: Jack Eichel

Mike Watson, @mwats_99

East

  1. Washington Capitals
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets
  3. New York Rangers
  4. Detroit Red Wings
  5. Montreal Canadiens
  6. Buffalo Sabres
  7. Philadelphia Flyers
  8. New York Islanders

West

  1. Anaheim Ducks
  2. Chicago Blackhawks
  3. St Louis Blues
  4. Los Angeles Kings
  5. San Jose Sharks
  6. Minnesota Wild
  7. Dallas Stars
  8. Edmonton Oilers

East Champion: Columbus Blue Jackets
West Champion: St. Louis Blues
Stanley Cup Champion: St. Louis Blues 

Awards

Art Ross: John Tavares
Hart: Jonathan Toews
Vezina: Sergei Bobrovsky
Jack Adams: Todd Richards
Maurice Richard: Steven Stamkos
Norris: P.K Subban
Calder: Connor McDavid

Brent Baldwin, @BBFlyerdelphia

East
  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins
  3. New York Islanders
  4. Washington Capitals
  5. Montreal Canadiens
  6. Detroit Red Wings
  7. New York Rangers
  8. Philadelphia Flyers
West
  1. Anaheim Ducks
  2. Los Angeles Kings
  3. St. Louis Blues
  4. Chicago Blackhawks
  5. Colorado Avalanche
  6. Vancouver Canucks
  7. Nashville Predators
  8. Minnesota Wild
East Champion: Pittsburgh Penguins
West Champion: Anaheim Ducks
Stanley Cup Champion: Anaheim Ducks
 
Awards
Art Ross: Evgeni Malkin
Hart: Steven Stamkos
Vezina: Jaroslav Halak
Jack Adams: Jeff Blashill
Maurice Richard: Sidney Crosby
Norris: Erik Karlsson
Calder: Connor McDavid

Denise Mroz, @denisemroz10

East

  1. Washington Capitals
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. New York Rangers
  4. Detroit Red Wings 
  5. New York Islanders
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins
  7. Philadelphia Flyers
  8. Florida Panthers 

West

  1. Nashville Predators 
  2. Anaheim Ducks
  3. Chicago Blackhawks
  4. St. Louis Blues
  5. Dallas Stars
  6. Edmonton Oilers
  7. Minnesota Wild
  8. Calgary Flames

East Champion: Washington Capitals
West Champion: Nashville Predators
Stanley Cup Champion: Nashville Predators 

Awards

Art Ross: Steven Stamkos
Hart: Jamie Benn
Vezina: Pekka Rinne
Jack Adams: Peter Laviolette
Maurice Richard: Alex Ovechkin
Norris: Roman Josi
Calder: Connor McDavid

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