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2016-17 NHL Preview and Predictions

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2016-17 NHL Preview

The NHL season starts October 12.  Can the Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup Champions?

We get you ready for the 2016-17 NHL season with our preseason power rankings and predictions.  See predicted point totals for every team and playoff predictions through the 2016-17 Stanley Cup Finals.

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Preseason NHL Power Rankings

POWER RANK TEAM
1 Washington Capitals
2 St. Louis Blues
3 Dallas Stars
4 Anaheim Ducks
5 New York Rangers
6 Chicago Blackhawks
7 Pittsburgh Penguins
8 Florida Panthers
9 Los Angeles Kings
10 New York Islanders
11 Tampa Bay Lightning
12 Nashville Predators
13 San Jose Sharks
14 Detroit Red Wings
15 Boston Bruins
16 Philadelphia Flyers
17 Minnesota Wild
18 Ottawa Senators
19 Montreal Canadiens
20 Colorado Avalanche
21 Carolina Hurricanes
22 New Jersey Devils
23 Winnipeg Jets
24 Calgary Flames
25 Vancouver Canucks
26 Columbus Blue Jackets
27 Buffalo Sabres
28 Arizona Coyotes
29 Toronto Maple Leafs
30 Edmonton Oilers

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2016-17 NHL Predictions

NHL Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
TEAM POINTS POWER RANK
Florida Panthers 101 8
Tampa Bay Lightning 99 11
Detroit Red Wings 94 14
Boston Bruins 94 15
Ottawa Senators 88 18
Montreal Canadiens 88 19
Buffalo Sabres 76 27
Toronto Maple Leafs 69 29
Metropolitan Division
TEAM POINTS POWER RANK
Washington Capitals 116 1
New York Rangers 103 5
Pittsburgh Penguins 103 7
New York Islanders 100 10
Philadelphia Flyers 94 16
Carolina Hurricanes 83 21
New Jersey Devils 83 22
Columbus Blue Jackets 79 26
NHL Western Conference
Central Division
TEAM POINTS POWER RANK
St. Louis Blues 107 2
Dallas Stars 106 3
Chicago Blackhawks 103 6
Nashville Predators 98 12
Minnesota Wild 90 17
Colorado Avalanche 84 20
Winnipeg Jets 82 23
Pacific Division
TEAM POINTS POWER RANK
Anaheim Ducks 104 4
Los Angeles Kings 101 9
San Jose Sharks 96 13
Calgary Flames 81 24
Vancouver Canucks 80 25
Arizona Coyotes 74 28
Edmonton Oilers 68 30

2016-17 NHL Playoff Predictions

NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions

1st Round

Capitals over Bruins

Lightning over Penguins

Panthers over Islanders

Rangers over Red Wings

2nd Round

Capitals over Lightning

Panthers over Rangers

Eastern Conference Finals

Capitals over Panthers

NHL Western Conference Playoff Predictions

1st Round

Blues over Wild

Blackhawks over Kings

Ducks over Predators

Sharks over Stars

2nd Round

Blackhawks over Blues

Sharks over Ducks

Western Conference Finals

Blackhawks over Sharks

2016-17 Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

Washington Capitals over Chicago Blackhawks

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