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The Cannon Staff Predicts the 2018-19 NHL Season

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Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Seven Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

After what felt like an endless summer without hockey, the new NHL season is finally here! To honor the occasion, the staff here at The Cannon have submitted our predicted standings and certain award winners for the 2018-19 season.

Note: Wild cards are marked with an asterisk.

Which bold predictions do you like? Which will laugh at us for next spring? Do you think the Blue Jackets will earn over or under 97.5 points?

Share your own standings and award predictions in the comments!

2018-19 Cannon Staff Predictions

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Division PD Swift Ryan William Fletcher Elaine
Metro 1 Columbus Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Philadelphia
Metro 2 Pittsburgh Columbus Columbus Washington Washington New Jersey
Metro 3 Washington Philadelphia Washington Columbus Philadelphia Pittsburgh
Metro 4 Philadelphia* Washington* Philadelphia* New Jersey* Columbus* Columbus
Metro 5 Carolina New Jersey New Jersey Philadelphia New Jersey Washington
Metro 6 New Jersey Carolina Carolina NY Rangers Carolina NY Rangers
Metro 7 NY Rangers NY Rangers NY Rangers NY Islanders NY Rangers Carolina
Metro 8 NY Islanders NY Islanders NY Islanders Carolina NY Islanders NY Islanders
Atlantic 1 Toronto Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bae
Atlantic 2 Tampa Bay Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto Toronto
Atlantic 3 Boston Florida Boston Boston Florida Detroit
Atlantic 4 Florida* Boston* Florida* Florida* Boston* Florida
Atlantic 5 Detroit Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
Atlantic 6 Buffalo Detroit Montreal Detroit Montreal Boston
Atlantic 7 Montreal Montreal Detroilet Montreal Detroit Montreal
Atlantic 8 Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa
Central 1 Nashville Winnipeg Nashville Winnipeg Nashville Winnipeg
Central 2 Winnipeg Nashville Winnipeg Nashville Don't make me say it Chicago
Central 3 Dallas Dallas St. Louis Colorado Dallas Dallas
Central 4 Colorado* St. Louis* Dallas* Dallas* St. Louis* St. Louis
Central 5 Chicago* Minnesota Minnesota* St. Louis* Minnesota* Minnesota
Central 6 St. Louis Colorado Colorado Chicago Colorado Colorado
Central 7 Minnesota Chicago Chicago Minnesota Chicago Nashville
Pacific 1 San Jose San Jose San Jose San Jose San Jose Vegas
Pacific 2 Vegas Vegas Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim Anaheim
Pacific 3 Los Angeles Los Angeles Vegas Vegas Vegas San Jose
Pacific 4 Edmonton Arizona* Calgary Calgary Arizona Arizona
Pacific 5 Arizona Calgary Los Angeles Los Angeles LA Los Angeles
Pacific 6 Calgary Edmonton Edmonton Edmonton Calgary Edmonton
Pacific 7 Anaheim Anaheim Arizona Vancouver Arizona Calgary
Pacific 8 Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver Arizona Vancouver Vancouver
ECF TBL over CBJ TBL over PIT TOR over PIT TBL over PIT TBL over ??? PHI over TML
WCF WPG over SJS WPG over VGK SJS over NSH WPG over SJS SJS over NSH SJS over WPG
Cup Final TBL over WPG TBL over WPG SJS over TOR WPG over TBL SJS over TBL SJS over PHI
Hart Connor McDavid Blake Wheeler Connor McDavid Connor McDavid Auston Matthews Artemi Panarin and/or Gritty.
Norris Zach Werenski Victor Hedman Erik Karlsson Seth Jones Erik Karlsson Erik Karlsson
Vezina Connor Hellebuyck Martin Jones Sergei Bobrovsky Connor Hellebuyck Andrei Vasilevskiy Joonas Korpisalo
CBJ O/U 97.5 Over Over Over Under Under over or under. I'm unsure