NHL Playoff Predictions: Who Will Make It?

March 3rd, 2010 by Chris Wilson Leave a reply »
On average there is 20 games left for each team in the regular season. Lets take a look at my predictions as to where teams will finish and how the playoffs will look.


Eastern Conference

1. Washington Capitals - No surprise here, team is 11 points up on its closest competitor in the East. Will be status-quo for the Capitals as the season goes on.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins - Solid pick-ups by the Penguins on the trade deadline. Will just inch out the New Jersey Devils for the Atlantic division title.

3. Buffalo Sabres - This will be a stretch but the Sabres will just beat out the Ottawa Senators. Ryan Miller has had a very solid season and Olympics, but will he run out of steam?

4. New Jersey Devils - Like the Devils of old? Same aging goalie. Same system. Different offense than we're used to. The Devils have not been solid in the playoffs since the lockout. Regular season will put them with home ice. But don't count on them getting past the first round.

5. Ottawa Senators - A surprise season to most, but to those who follow the team knew the depth that was coming through the system. Cory Clouston d ...

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