Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
As the 2013 NHL Regular Season gets underway, it's time to commit to some predictions, so you can all look back and point out how
stupid prescient we were...
The 48-game intraconference schedule makes predictions a trickier business than usual. With divisional rivals playing a larger portion of the season strictly against each other (37% as opposed to 29% in an 82-game season), will that make it more difficult for one division to field 4 playoff teams, like the Central and Atlantic did last year?
So here's who George & I are picking to make the playoffs (in order), and take home the hardware:
|San Jose||Pittsburgh||St. Louis||Pittsburgh|
|St. Louis||Washington||Los Angeles||Boston|
|Minnesota||Philadelphia||San Jose||New York Rangers|
|Chicago||New York Rangers||Chicago||Carolina|
|Stanley Cup champs||New York Rangers||Los Angeles Kings|
|Hart Trophy||Alex Ovechkin||Sidney Crosby|
|Norris Trophy||Ryan Suter||Alex Pietrangelo|
|Vezina Trophy||Henrik Lundqvist||Pekka Rinne|
Feel free to submit your own picks in the comments below!