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Bold Predicitions for the 2010-2011 Season

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Hey all,

I thought that it would fun to post your bold predictions for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.

I think we all have a "gut feeling" about what is going to go down....

I'll start...

  • Sidney Crosby and/or Evgeni Malkin will suffer injuries that will keep them from playing for at least a month.
  • No one on the Wing's top two lines will suffer any injuries that will last more than two weeks.
  • Tampa Bay, Calgary, Carolina, and Anaheim will all make it to the post season.

You're turn.

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- Vancouver, Sharks(per usual), Detroit will look awesome during the regular season pwning up the opponents

- Boston will come out mighty strong in the east

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-Florida will avoid making history and finally make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

-Without Nabokov in goal San Jose will miss the playoffs, but will lose the division by less than 10 points as the Pacific is the weakest in hockey this year as LA is the only team to make playoffs.

-Babcock handles the goalie situation properly this year and we have two very hot goalies heading into the playoffs. Osgood will start in the playoffs.

Edited by redwings1914

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Zetterberg and Franzen both reach the 40 goal mark...

Datsyuk reaches the 100 point mark...

Howard reaches the 40 win mark...

We Win The Stanley Cup...

Franzen wins MVP....

Lidstrom retires on top...

we sign Doughty to an 8 mill + offer sheet in the off season...

:D

be about it... :thumbup:

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Not So Bold

-Turco will be benched by the Hawks at some point during the season, though he will be given a second chance because they will have no choice.

-The Rangers, in spite of offseason changes, will find a way to just barely miss the playoffs again.

-Due to the current top-heavy nature of the East, Tampa Bay will slip into the playoffs.

-Halak will find life in the West much more difficult and have trouble adjusting his game

Bold

-The Kings, Preds, and Avs (seeds 6-8 last year) will all miss the playoffs

-Ovechkin will end someone's career with a cheap hit, and get a perfunctory "Superstar Suspension" that won't exceed ten games

-The Caps will fire Bruce Boudreau after another first or second round exit.

Edited by F2B&G
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Bold Predictions for Teams:

1. Tampa Bay makes the playoffs

2. Caps win Presidents Trophy but flame out in the 1st rd.

3. Penguins barely make the playoffs in the 8th seed and knockout the Caps in the playoffs

4. Chicago finishes no higher than 5th in the Western Conference

5. Sharks barely make the playoffs

6. Sharks finish 3rd in their division behind Phoenix and LA

Bold Predictions for Players (Red Wings Only)

1. Abdelkader 15g 20a 35pts 3 fighting majors

2. Datsyuk 36g 65a 101pts Selke Trophy

3. Franzen 50g 40a 90pts first 50 goal scorer since Fedorov

4. Zetterberg 35g 60a 95pts

5. Filpulla locks down 2nd line center 26g 40a 66pts

6. Bertuzzi 15g 25a 40pts 2 fighting majors

7. Cleary 18g 25a 43pts 2 fighting majors leads forwards in blocked shots

8. Holmstrom 19g 20a 39pts

9. Hudler 26g 30a 56pts ends up on the 3rd line by end of season

10. Kronwall 15g 25a 40pts and he misses 2 weeks in Jan (knee injury)

11. Stuart 4g 15a 19pts leads defenseman in blocked shots

12. Lidstrom 12g 38a 50pts and 8 of those come after the allstar break

13. Ericcson 3g 12a 15pts 2 fighting majors

14. Rafalski 8g 20a 28pts out 2 weeks (back injury)

15. Janik/Kindl battle for #6 defenseman

16. Kindl wins 6th spot 1g 4a 5pts

17. Helm 12g (2 of them SHG) 15a 27pts

18. Eaves and Miller make the roster

19. Eaves 15g (1 of them SHG) 20a 35pts

20. Miller 10g (1 of them SHG) 15a 25pts

21. Draper nails the 13th forward spot

22. Jimmy Howard 60 starts 35 wins 3 so

23. Chris Osgood 22 starts 14 wins 0 so

24. Ritola and Meech get traded for picks

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-Wings win the division...Preds finish 2nd

-Wings will have at least 4 players with 30+ goals this season.

-At some point this season, we see Brendan Smith play an NHL game.

-Washington, Boston, and Pittsburgh win their respective Eastern Divisions

-By the end of the year, Jonathan Bernier will be the Kings starting goaltender, and Thomas Greiss will start for San Jose

-Blackhawks will make the playoffs, but will go home in the first round.

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- Florida and Tampa will make the playoffs

- Taylor Hall will net at least 30 goals (barring injury)

- Seguin will start with the big club right off the bat

- Biron will start 6 games all season for the Rags, they won't make the playoffs

- Steve Ott will do something stupid, probably try to stab someone with his skate

- 1 player in the KHL will return to the NHL (or at least North America) mid-season

- Pierre McGuire will finally come out of the closet

- Toronto will have a chance to make the playoffs, but go flat around February

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Bold Predictions for Teams:

1. Tampa Bay makes the playoffs

2. Caps win Presidents Trophy but flame out in the 1st rd.

3. Penguins barely make the playoffs in the 8th seed and knockout the Caps in the playoffs

4. Chicago finishes no higher than 5th in the Western Conference

5. Sharks barely make the playoffs

6. Sharks finish 3rd in their division behind Phoenix and LA

Bold Predictions for Players (Red Wings Only)

1. Abdelkader 15g 20a 35pts 3 fighting majors

2. Datsyuk 36g 65a 101pts Selke Trophy

3. Franzen 50g 40a 90pts first 50 goal scorer since Fedorov

4. Zetterberg 35g 60a 95pts

5. Filpulla locks down 2nd line center 26g 40a 66pts

6. Bertuzzi 15g 25a 40pts 2 fighting majors

7. Cleary 18g 25a 43pts 2 fighting majors leads forwards in blocked shots

8. Holmstrom 19g 20a 39pts

9. Hudler 26g 30a 56pts ends up on the 3rd line by end of season

10. Kronwall 15g 25a 40pts and he misses 2 weeks in Jan (knee injury)

11. Stuart 4g 15a 19pts leads defenseman in blocked shots

12. Lidstrom 12g 38a 50pts and 8 of those come after the allstar break

13. Ericcson 3g 12a 15pts 2 fighting majors

14. Rafalski 8g 20a 28pts out 2 weeks (back injury)

15. Janik/Kindl battle for #6 defenseman

16. Kindl wins 6th spot 1g 4a 5pts

17. Helm 12g (2 of them SHG) 15a 27pts

18. Eaves and Miller make the roster

19. Eaves 15g (1 of them SHG) 20a 35pts

20. Miller 10g (1 of them SHG) 15a 25pts

21. Draper nails the 13th forward spot

22. Jimmy Howard 60 starts 35 wins 3 so

23. Chris Osgood 22 starts 14 wins 0 so

24. Ritola and Meech get traded for picks

I think the most unrealistic part of the prediction is that you have about 10 guys having career years and others having improving years over last year.

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I think the most unrealistic part of the prediction is that you have about 10 guys having career years and others having improving years over last year.

That's why they are called "bold predictions"! The only thing more bold than career year predictions, is predicting that everyone has a crappy season.

EDIT: I count only about 7 players who I predicted to have career years. And I expect people to improve from year to year.

Edited by cmonster

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That's why they are called "bold predictions"! The only thing more bold than career year predictions, is predicting that everyone has a crappy season.

EDIT: I count only about 7 players who I predicted to have career years. And I expect people to improve from year to year.

You got me there.

Edit: In terms of 10, these are the guys I was thinking of (I didn't go to check the stats to make sure, so I'm probably wrong):

1. Datsyuk

2. Zetterberg

3. Franzen

4. Filppula

5. Cleary

6. Ericcson

7. Helm

8. Eaves

9. Miller

10. Abdelkader

Edited by toby91_ca

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Red Wings Predictions:

- Detroit will win the Stanley Cup

- Detroit wins the Central Division

- Johan Franzen scores atleast 30 goals

- Henrik Zetterberg gets back to 40 playing with Datsyuk

- Pavel Datsyuk breaks 100 points

- Tomas Tatar gets a chance to play in a few games

- Patrick Eaves scores 15 goals

- Jiri Hudler gets atleast 60 points

- Valtteri Filppula finally has his breakout year

- Nicklas Kronwall gets back to 08 form

- Jonathan Ericsson bounces back BIG TIME!!!

Rest of the league:

- Hall outscores Seguin

- Capitals win the President's Trophy

- Sharks choke in the playoffs (not exactly "bold")

- Blackhawks miss the playoffs

- Ovechkin wins the Hart and Rocket Richard

- Devils win the Atlantic

Edited by VAL FILPPULA

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Detroit

-Hudler with 60+ points

-Filppula with 55+

-Franzen will be injured for 1/5th of the season, still score 30 goals

-Datsyuk has a bounce back year

-Ericcsson and Kindl will Impress

-Howard will struggle at times.

-Eaves 15 goals

-Modano 12-16 goals and 30-40 points on third line

Rest of League

-Stamkos will win Art Ross

-Tarvares will break out with 35+ goals

-Doughty will win Norris

-Ovechkin will start out the season red hot at 1.5 points per game, but will get hurt with a longer term injury. Will have sparce time to prepare for playoffs

-There will be large Trade talks about Malkin

-Tampa Bay will make the Playoffs

-Chicago will fall to 4th-6th seed

-Bruins will be a force

-Seguin will outscore Hall in total points

-Toronto will implode and Burke will make some short-sighted moves

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The Lightning will make the playoffs as a #7 seed and knock out the Devils in the first round.

The Wings will win the division handily with the league's lowest total number of fighting majors.

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Detroit

-Hudler with 60+ points

-Filppula with 55+

-Franzen will be injured for 1/5th of the season, still score 30 goals

-Datsyuk has a bounce back year

-Ericcsson and Kindl will Impress

-Howard will struggle at times.

-Eaves 15 goals

-Modano 12-16 goals and 30-40 points on third line

Rest of League

-Stamkos will win Art Ross

-Tarvares will break out with 35+ goals

-Doughty will win Norris

-Ovechkin will start out the season red hot at 1.5 points per game, but will get hurt with a longer term injury. Will have sparce time to prepare for playoffs

-There will be large Trade talks about Malkin

-Tampa Bay will make the Playoffs

-Chicago will fall to 4th-6th seed

-Bruins will be a force

-Seguin will outscore Hall in total points

-Toronto will implode and Burke will make some short-sighted moves

I wouldn't be surprised...went with Hall over Seguin because after all it is a bold prediction lol.

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Bold Predictions for Teams:

1. Tampa Bay makes the playoffs

2. Caps win Presidents Trophy but flame out in the 1st rd.

3. Penguins barely make the playoffs in the 8th seed and knockout the Caps in the playoffs

4. Chicago finishes no higher than 5th in the Western Conference

5. Sharks barely make the playoffs

6. Sharks finish 3rd in their division behind Phoenix and LA

Bold Predictions for Players (Red Wings Only)

1. Abdelkader 15g 20a 35pts 3 fighting majors

2. Datsyuk 36g 65a 101pts Selke Trophy

3. Franzen 50g 40a 90pts first 50 goal scorer since Fedorov

4. Zetterberg 35g 60a 95pts

5. Filpulla locks down 2nd line center 26g 40a 66pts

6. Bertuzzi 15g 25a 40pts 2 fighting majors

7. Cleary 18g 25a 43pts 2 fighting majors leads forwards in blocked shots

8. Holmstrom 19g 20a 39pts

9. Hudler 26g 30a 56pts ends up on the 3rd line by end of season

10. Kronwall 15g 25a 40pts and he misses 2 weeks in Jan (knee injury)

11. Stuart 4g 15a 19pts leads defenseman in blocked shots

12. Lidstrom 12g 38a 50pts and 8 of those come after the allstar break

13. Ericcson 3g 12a 15pts 2 fighting majors

14. Rafalski 8g 20a 28pts out 2 weeks (back injury)

15. Janik/Kindl battle for #6 defenseman

16. Kindl wins 6th spot 1g 4a 5pts

17. Helm 12g (2 of them SHG) 15a 27pts

18. Eaves and Miller make the roster

19. Eaves 15g (1 of them SHG) 20a 35pts

20. Miller 10g (1 of them SHG) 15a 25pts

21. Draper nails the 13th forward spot

22. Jimmy Howard 60 starts 35 wins 3 so

23. Chris Osgood 22 starts 14 wins 0 so

24. Ritola and Meech get traded for picks

My favorite part about this is that the team will have about 100 more goals than last season :P

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Ericsson mysteriously warps into andy sutton, demolishes kane, starts a rivalry with chicago in which we dominate

I dont wanna burst your bubble, but rivalries there. KICK ASS ERICSSON!

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NHL predictions:

Tampa DOES NOT make playoffs

Carolina and Toronto do

Malkin traded to LA, pitt gets Quincey and Players/picks

O.v. defeats pitt in winter classic

Washington wins presidents trophy

San Jose makes playoffs 8th seed

Chicago makes it in 6th

Nashville makes it in 5th

PHX does not make playoffs

Detroit first seed

Everyone but Columbus makes playoffs in the central

Dallas and Colorado miss post season

Detroit and Philly in finals

Detroit wins in 6

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My prediction: Hudler will out score Flip by 10 points while still receiving less ice time.

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