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NHL predictions 2014-15: Which team takes home the Stanley Cup this season?

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The new NHL season is upon us. Who will finish at the top of each division, who will win the Stanley Cup, and which individuals will bring home hardware come season's end? Our panel of NHL writers makes their picks.

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Our panel

Metropolitan Division

The consensus...

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins
  2. New York Rangers
  3. New Jersey Devils
  4. Columbus Blue Jackets
  5. Washington Capitals
  6. New York Islanders
  7. Philadelphia Flyers
  8. Carolina Hurricanes

How we voted...


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Josh Cooper Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
1 Penguins Penguins Penguins Penguins Penguins Rangers Penguins Penguins Penguins Penguins Penguins
2 Rangers Devils Devils Devils Devils Capitals Devils Rangers Flyers Rangers Devils
3 Devils Rangers Rangers Rangers Rangers Blue Jackets Rangers Blue Jackets Capitals Blue Jackets Capitals
4 Blue Jackets Blue Jackets Blue Jackets Blue Jackets Blue Jackets Penguins Blue Jackets Flyers Rangers Capitals Rangers
5 Islanders Islanders Islanders Islanders Islanders Islanders Islanders Capitals Blue Jackets Islanders Blue Jackets
6 Capitals Capitals Capitals Flyers Capitals Flyers Flyers Devils Islanders Flyers Flyers
7 Flyers Flyers Flyers Capitals Flyers Devils Capitals Islanders Devils Devils Islanders
8 Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes Hurricanes

Atlantic Division

The consensus...

  1. Boston Bruins
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. Montreal Canadiens
  4. Detroit Red Wings
  5. Ottawa Senators
  6. Toronto Maple Leafs
  7. Florida Panthers
  8. Buffalo Sabres

How we voted...


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Josh Cooper Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
1 Bruins Bruins Bruins Bruins Lightning Bruins Lightning Bruins Bruins Lightning Bruins
2 Lightning Canadiens Lightning Lightning Bruins Lightning Bruins Lightning Lightning Bruins Lightning
3 Canadiens Lightning Canadiens Canadiens Canadiens Canadiens Canadiens Canadiens Wings Canadiens Canadiens
4 Wings Wings Wings Senators Panthers Senators Wings Wings Canadiens Wings Senators
5 Leafs Senators Panthers Wings Wings Wings Senators Leafs Leafs Senators Wings
6 Panthers Leafs Senators Leafs Leafs Leafs Leafs Senators Senators Leafs Leafs
7 Senators Panthers Leafs Panthers Senators Sabres Panthers Sabres Panthers Panthers Panthers
8 Sabres Sabres Sabres Sabres Sabres Panthers Sabres Panthers Sabres Sabres Sabres

Pacific Division

The consensus...

  1. Los Angeles Kings
  2. Anaheim Ducks
  3. San Jose Sharks
  4. Arizona Coyotes
  5. Vancouver Canucks
  6. Calgary Flames
  7. Edmonton Oilers

How we voted...


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Josh Cooper Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
1 Kings Sharks Kings Ducks Kings Kings Sharks Kings Sharks Kings Kings
2 Ducks Kings Sharks Kings Sharks Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks
3 Sharks Ducks Ducks Sharks Ducks Sharks Kings Sharks Kings Sharks Coyotes
4 Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Sharks
5 Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Coyotes Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks Canucks
6 Oilers Flames Flames Flames Oilers Flames Flames Flames Flames Flames Oilers
7 Flames Oilers Oilers Oilers Flames Oilers Oilers Oilers Oilers Oilers Flames

Central Division

The consensus...

  1. Chicago Blackhawks
  2. St. Louis Blues
  3. Dallas Stars
  4. Minnesota Wild
  5. Colorado Avalanche
  6. Nashville Predators
  7. Winnipeg Jets

How we voted...


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Josh Cooper Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
1 Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blues
2 Blues Blues Stars Blues Stars Blues Stars Blues Stars Blues Stars
3 Stars Stars Blues Stars Blues Avalanche Blues Stars Blues Stars Blackhawks
4 Avalanche Wild Wild Wild Wild Stars Wild Avalanche Avalanche Avalanche Wild
5 Wild Avalanche Predators Predators Avalanche Predators Avalanche Wild Wild Wild Avalanche
6 Predators Jets Avalanche Avalanche Predators Wild Predators Predators Jets Predators Predators
7 Jets Predators Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Predators Jets Jets

Stanley Cup Playoffs


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
East winner Lightning Canadiens Bruins Lightning Canadiens Lightning Bruins Bruins Lightning Bruins
West winner Ducks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Kings Ducks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blues Kings
Cup winner Ducks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Kings Ducks Bruins Blackhawks Blues Kings

NHL Awards


Adam Gretz Andrew Berkshire Andrew Hirsh Evan Sporer Joe Yerdon Matt Brigidi Pat Iversen Ted Starkey Travis Hughes Tyler Bleszinski
Hart Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Steven Stamkos Sidney Crosby Ryan Getzlaf Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Steven Stamkos
Vezina Tuukka Rask Henrik Lundqvist Tuukka Rask Henrik Lundqvist Kari Lehtonen Cory Schneider Tuukaa Rask Henrik Lundqvist Henrik Lundqvist Cory Schneider
Calder Jonathan Drouin Jonathan Drouin John Gibson Jonathan Drouin Jonathan Drouin Jonathan Drouin Johnny Gaudreau Jonathan Drouin Jonathan Drouin John Gibson
Norris Drew Doughty P.K. Subban P.K. Subban Drew Doughty Drew Doughty Alex Pietrangelo Alex Pietrangelo Drew Doughty Shea Weber P.K. Subban
Selke Anze Kopitar Patrice Bergeron Anze Kopitar Anze Kopitar Patrice Bergeron Anze Kopitar Patrice Bergeron Patrice Bergeron Patrice Bergeron Patrice Bergeron
Art Ross Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Alex Ovechkin Tyler Seguin Sidney Crosby Steven Stamkos Sidney Crosby
Jack Adams Pete DeBoer Alain Vigneault Lindy Ruff Jon Cooper Lindy Ruff Lindy Ruff Lindy Ruff Jon Cooper Lindy Ruff Barry Trotz