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Re-posting this to this forum now that CDC will close before the thread even locks lol

 

It's back! Time to lock in your predictions now so that you can look stupid in April!

 

This thread is to make any predictions you have about the upcoming season. They can be about the NHL in general, other teams, or players. Personally, I like to try to predict the stats of the Canucks.

 

This thread will lock just before our first regular season game against the Oilers on Oct 11. In the past, I re-opened this thread after the playoffs, but there wasn't much traction given how long the Canucks had been out of the season, so this year, the thread will re-open either at the end of the regular season or whenever the Canucks are eliminated from playoffs, whichever comes later.

 

Predict away!

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Overall Team Comments:

- Team finishes 42-31-9 with 93 points, a spot or two out of the playoffs

- Scoring for the team drops a bit to 252 goals

- Defense is vastly improved, which gets us closer to the playoffs

- The team names Hughes, Myers, Miller, and Pettersson all as alternates with no captain

 

Player comments:

- Pettersson capitalizes by hitting less posts and more net. One point shy of tying Hank's record of 112 points. Becomes Vancouver's first 40-goal guy since Kesler and D. Sedin.

- Pettersson finishes 6th in Selke voting and 4th in Lady Byng voting

- Miller is his regular steady point-per-game player

- Hughes continues his steady improvement and is a point-per-game. He finishes 5th in Norris voting

- Kuzmenko's shooting percentage is still very high, but drops down to reality. Shoots way more shots though, so his scoring isn't heavily affected.

- Boeser sees a minor improvement in the goal department up to 21 goals

- Hronek is a bit of a disappointment, though not a total flop

- Garland suffers injury problems, but appears to play well under Tocchet

- Joshua has a similar season to 2022-23

- Studnicka is waived and claimed off waivers

- As usual, Mikheyev has injury issues. Also struggles to start the season

- Beauvillier plays all 82 games, but struggles to produce when not with Pettersson or Miller

- Myers is Myers

- Hoglander has a renaissance season and is a fan favourite 3rd liner

- Suter and Blueger both focus on defense and help tremendously in that regard

- Bains makes the team and is a fan favourite energy forward, but doesn't provide much offense.

- Cole gets a few more points playing with Hughes

- Soucy struggles with top 4 minutes and Myers has to fill his minutes from time to time

- Dries fills in admirably as a 13th forward

- Wolanin shows some of his offensive prowess on the blue line, but struggles defensively

- Irwin is too slow to be an effective defender, but plays due to injuries

- Hirose is steady, but seriously lacking in offense. Plays due to injuries, but plays more in Abbotsford.

- Podkolzkin starts the season in Vancouver, but is sent back down to Abbotsford. Like Hoglander this year, he finishes the year very strong in Abbotsford

- Demko plays a very heavy workload and is good, but not exceptional. Is very good in OT and shootout

- DeSmith isn't as good as he was in the past, but is still a palatable backup netminder. He plays enough of a load to reduce Demko's load.

- Martin doesn't play a single NHL game, with the Canucks preferring Silovs (who outperforms Martin and becomes the #1A in Abbotsford)

- Silovs plays spot duty and plays fine, but not amazingly well. Thrives with the #1 role in Abbotsford.

 

NHL Predictions:

- McDavid scores 51 goals, 81 assists, for 132 points for the Art Ross and wins the Ted Lindsay and Hart.

- Bedard has 87 points and wins the Calder

- Makar scores 97 points and wins the Norris, playing 77 games

- Karlsson drops to 65 points and doesn't get a single Norris vote

- Hischier wins the Selke

- The Cup final is between the Devils and Avalanche with the Avalanche winning

- Boston drops to 102 points

- Edmonton wins the Pacific division with 110 points

 

 

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I'm saying w finish the season with 3 30 goal scorers in Petey, Millsy and Kuz and Boes comes close netting 29.

Podz has a breakout year Racking up 40-45 points

The west sees 5 teams from the Pacific make the playoffs including our boys, who squeak into the last wild card spot with 98 points.

Myers remains with the team until the TDL at which point Woo or Juulsen take the 3rd RD duties.

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Ha ha too lazy to see what exactly I wrote on the CDC, but here goes again:

 

1. Vegas  107 pts

2. EDM  106pts

3. LA  98 pts

4. VAN 96

5. CAL 95

6. SEA 94

7. ANA 68

8. SJ   59

 

EP  107 points (45 goals)

QHs 86 points (15 goals) 

 

QHs 4th in Norris votes beating out Jovo (6th) for the closest so far.  

 

EP 4th in Hart votes,  Stone takes Bergeron's spot, also 4th in Selke votes. 

 

4-6th are interchangeable, it's going to be close either way, went with the Canucks because, well we are a dark horse and they are our team.  

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Pacific Teams that are better 

Vegas

Kings

Kraken

Oilers

Central Teams that are Better 

Avs

Wild

Stars

I’ve been gone for years and we are like in the exact same spot as when I left. Lol. We aren’t good enough to be a playoff contender and we don’t have the cap to improve our situation. We don’t suck enough to look forward to draft picks and prospects.
 

We’ve been doing this exact same thing for 10 years and have nothing to show for it. 

looking forward to being a Mid team. 

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Vancouver top 3 in the div 105 pts

47-24-11

EDM

SEA

VAN

 

VGK wild card

 

Van was 13th in goals for

they’ve addressed bottom 6 and specific role players much like Gillis did, we’ve acquired a very good backup goalie that will do well in his limited games but also could be more relied upon, or in worst case scenario if we see an injury.

 

Im drunk af rn and I’m comin back at some point this weekend to list ALLLLLL my predictions!

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On 9/16/2023 at 12:36 AM, -AJ- said:

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Comments:

Overall Team Comments:

- Team finishes 42-31-9 with 93 points, a spot or two out of the playoffs

- Scoring for the team drops a bit to 255 goals

- Defense is vastly improved, which gets us closer to the playoffs

- The team names Hughes, Myers, Miller, and Pettersson all as alternates with no captain

 

Player comments:

- Pettersson capitalizes by hitting less posts and more net. One point shy of tying Hank's record of 112 points. Becomes Vancouver's first 40-goal guy since Kesler and D. Sedin.

- Pettersson finishes 6th in Selke voting and 4th in Lady Byng voting

- Miller is his regular steady point-per-game player

- Hughes continues his steady improvement and is a point-per-game. He finishes 5th in Norris voting

- Kuzmenko's shooting percentage is still very high, but drops down to reality. Shoots way more shots though, so his scoring isn't heavily affected.

- Boeser sees a minor improvement in the goal department up to 21 goals

- Hronek is a bit of a disappointment, though not a total flop

- Garland suffers injury problems, but appears to play well under Tocchet

- Joshua has a similar season to 2022-23

- Studnicka is waived and claimed off waivers

- As usual, Mikheyev has injury issues. Also struggles to start the season

- Beauvillier plays all 82 games, but struggles to produce when not with Pettersson or Miller

- Myers is Myers

- Hoglander has a renaissance season and is a fan favourite 3rd liner

- Suter and Blueger both focus on defense and help tremendously in that regard

- Pearson surprises and is quite capable of an NHL role, though does get injured again midway through the season

- Cole gets a few more points playing with Hughes

- Soucy struggles with top 4 minutes and Myers has to fill his minutes from time to time

- Dries fills in admirably as a 13th forward

- Wolanin shows some of his offensive prowess on the blue line, but struggles defensively

- Irwin is too slow to be an effective defender, but plays due to injuries

- Hirose is steady, but seriously lacking in offense. Plays due to injuries, but plays more in Abbotsford.

- Podkolzkin starts the season in Vancouver, but is sent back down to Abbotsford. Like Hoglander this year, he finishes the year very strong in Abbotsford

- Demko plays a very heavy workload and is good, but not exceptional. Is very good in OT and shootout

- Martin is the primary backup and plays better, but still not great. Struggles a lot in OT

- Silovs plays spot duty and plays fine, but not amazingly well. Thrives with the #1 role in Abbotsford.

- Castonguay works some cap magic to make this roster work because I don't want to re-do all of this

 

NHL Predictions:

- McDavid scores 51 goals, 81 assists, for 132 points for the Art Ross and wins the Ted Lindsay and Hart.

- Bedard has 87 points and wins the Calder

- Makar scores 97 points and wins the Norris, playing 77 games

- Karlsson drops to 65 points and doesn't get a single Norris vote

- Hischier wins the Selke

- The Cup final is between the Devils and Avalanche with the Avalanche winning

- Boston drops to 102 points

- Edmonton wins the Pacific division with 110 points

Well AJ your prediction already wrong with the Pearson stuff 😂

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