Fearless NHL Western Conference Predictions: A Midseason Assessment

January 14th, 2011 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Early in the season, I provided my predictions as to how I believed the Western Conference would pan out.  A smart person would have simply chosen not to follow up to determine how accurate their predictions were.  As I am not that type of person (smart), I now provide, at the halfway point of the season, an assessment of how the season has played out, so far.

I will provide a brief synopsis of what I predicted for the respective Western Conference team, how they are currently faring and what the rest of the season may or may not hold for the team.

With that, here are my assessments:


The Ins

Detroit Red Wings

Prediction: A consensus pick for a return to playoff glory, mostly due to overall team health and the NHL's Ponce De Leon, none other than Niklas Lidstrom who has returned to be the premier defenseman of his generation. 

Current State: The Red Wings are near the top of the Western Conference standings, currently in second place. 

Future State: The Red Wings should continue to be near or at the top of the Western Conference standings, but their abnormally e ...

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