2013 NHL Predictions

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Who will win the Stanley Cup in June? Who will lead the league in scoring? How will the Blackhawks finish?

Here are our bold predictions for the 2013 NHL season.

Standings

East 2013

West 2013

Cup 2013

Awards

Hart Memorial Trophy – Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Ted Lindsay Award – Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Vezina Trophy – Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes
Norris Memorial Trophy – Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
Jack Adams Award – Kirk Muller, Carolina Hurricanes
Art Ross Trophy – Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Frank Selke Trophy – Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Rocket Richard Trophy – Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Chicago Blackhawks Predictions

Forwards
Jonathan Toews: 22 goals, 32 assists - 54 points
Patrick Kane: 19 goals, 31 assists - 50 points
Patrick Sharp: 24 goals, 18 assists - 42 points
Marian Hossa: 20 goals, 21 assists - 41 points
Dave Bolland: 15 goals, 20 assists - 35 points
Viktor Stalberg: 11 goals, 13 assists - 24 points
Andrew Shaw: 6 goals, 15 assists - 21 points
Michael Frolik: 4 goals, 19 assists - 23 points
Marcus Kruger: 8 goals, 10 assists - 18 points
Bryan Bickell: 7 goals, 10 assists - 17 points
Brandon Saad: 7 goals, 9 assists – 16 points
Daniel Carcillo: 4 goals, 9 assists - 13 points
Jamal Mayers: 3 goals, 12 assists - 15 points

Defensemen
Duncan Keith: 4 goals, 20 assists – 24 points
Brent Seabrook: 7 goals, 13 assists – 20 points
Nick Leddy: 3 goals, 19 assists – 22 points
Johnny Oduya: 1 goal, 12 assists – 13 points
Michal Rozsival: 1 goal, 10 assists – 11 points
Niklas Hjalmarsson: 2 goals, 7 assists - 9 points
Sheldon Brookbank: 0 goals, 5 assists - 5 points

What do those numbers mean?

I have this core group of Blackhawks accounting for 168 goals, or 3.50 per game. That’s almost three-quarters of a goal per game more than they scored last year, but scoring could be up in the shorter regular season.

These numbers add up to 305 total assists, which would be roughly 1.82 per goal scored;  last year, the Blackhawks averaged 1.81 assists per goal (436 assists on 241 goals).

What about the goaltenders?

Corey Crawford
Record: 22-12-6
Goals Against Average: 2.79
Save Percentage: .911
Shutouts: 2

Ray Emery
Record: 3-2-3
GAA: 2.99
Sv Pct: .904
SO: 0

If you add those numbers, I have the Blackhawks finishing with 59 points (25-14-9), winning the Central Division.

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5 Responses to 2013 NHL Predictions

  1. alex says:

    Solid predictions Tab. But drawing the oilers in the first is scary.

  2. Andrew says:

    Nice. I said Hawks over Rangers in 7 (although i’m a big homer). It is certainly possible, but we will need Crawford, our centers other than toews, and our defense to step it up. The additions of the d men should help Keith rebound from last year’s shityy campaign by him.

  3. Chuck Miller says:

    I like teams that rely more on talent than effort this year. With the schedule, the effort teams (Blues, Coyotes, Kings, Preds, Rangers, Bruins) won’t do as well. The talent teams (Hawks, Canucks, Flyers, Caps, Lightning, Sharks) well be better off since talent shows up every night.

    There will be lots of overtimes and shootouts. Which may be good for the Hawks since they have two great shootout skaters and a goalie whose strength is defending in shootouts.

  4. SouthSideHawkMan117 says:

    I think I’m the only person that doesnt like the Kings chances this year. I can see them missing the playoffs. They don’t score alot, they are too reliant on quick(coming off a back injury). Teams I like in the West; Hawks, Blues, Wild, Oilers. Teams I dont like Dallas, SJ, and Calgary.

  5. Ross Blumenfeld says:

    Who do you have winning the Cup? The Hawks or the Rangers? Am I blind?

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