Sir Rockin’s “EXPERT” NHL Predictions 2017 Edition

It is that time of the year to break down the league in my ANNUAL Expert NHL Picks. Should be noted that I have no inside information, nor is this an annual thing, in fact this is the first time I am doing such a prediction.

With that out of the way, Here we go!

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

Bruins 102
Canadiens 101
Lightning 99
Senators 98
Red Wings 98
Panthers 92
Maple Leafs 87
Sabres 80

Metropolitan Division

Penguins 115
Capitals 112
Rangers 100
Blue Jackets 99
Flyers 97
Hurricanes 94
Islanders 89
Devils 78

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

Blues 108
Blackhawks 107
Predators 104
Wild 99
Stars 95
Jets 85
Avalanche 68

Pacific Division
Oilers 107
Sharks 104
Ducks 101
Flames 99
Kings 90
Canucks 82
Coyotes 75
Golden Knights 57

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

RANGERS VS BRUINS

BREAKDOWN: To me, this is the year Boston makes their move. They have been close in the last few years, but have had a few hiccups along the way, including having to be in the same conference as the Penguins and the Capitals. I think this year we are in for a shakeup. I think while the Capitals and Penguins will probably be on top as the Playoffs start, I think they will run out of energy down the end. After so many games year after year, it takes a bit of tred off of those tires, which is why I think the Bruins will be able to power through the conference and make it to the Finals.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

BLUES VS OILERS

BREAKDOWN: Let’s continue on with the theme of a shakeup. It gets repetitive when the same teams and the same players make it to the finals. Look at the NBA, everyone already knows what the finals are going to be. The days of the Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals is over. After the Rams left the city, it is time to give St. Louis something to get behind.

STANLEY CUP FINALS

BLUES VS BRUINS

WINNER: BLUES

BREAKDOWN: Who isn’t rooting for a Boston vs St. Louis showdown? I know I am. Big cities with historical franchises, that is a ratings BONANZA! It is a gut feeling to be that this is going to be St. Louis’ year. They have been improving over the last couple of years and it is time for them to break through and take the cup this year.

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