The Cannon Staff Predicts the 2018-19 NHL Season

Do you agree or disagree with us? Let us know!

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

Metro 1ColumbusPittsburghPittsburghPittsburgh PittsburghPhiladelphia
Metro 2PittsburghColumbusColumbusWashington WashingtonNew Jersey
Metro 3WashingtonPhiladelphiaWashingtonColumbus PhiladelphiaPittsburgh
Metro 4Philadelphia*Washington*Philadelphia*New Jersey*Columbus*Columbus
Metro 5CarolinaNew JerseyNew JerseyPhiladelphiaNew JerseyWashington
Metro 6New JerseyCarolinaCarolinaNY RangersCarolinaNY Rangers
Metro 7NY RangersNY RangersNY RangersNY Islanders NY RangersCarolina
Metro 8NY IslandersNY IslandersNY IslandersCarolina NY IslandersNY Islanders
Atlantic 1TorontoTampa BayTampa BayTampa BayTampa BayTampa Bae
Atlantic 2Tampa BayTorontoTorontoTorontoTorontoToronto
Atlantic 3BostonFloridaBostonBostonFloridaDetroit
Atlantic 4Florida*Boston*Florida*Florida*Boston*Florida
Atlantic 5DetroitBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffaloBuffalo
Atlantic 6BuffaloDetroitMontrealDetroitMontrealBoston
Atlantic 7MontrealMontreal DetroiletMontrealDetroitMontreal
Atlantic 8OttawaOttawaOttawaOttawaOttawaOttawa
Central 1NashvilleWinnipegNashvilleWinnipegNashvilleWinnipeg
Central 2WinnipegNashvilleWinnipegNashville Don't make me say itChicago
Central 3DallasDallasSt. LouisColoradoDallasDallas
Central 4Colorado*St. Louis*Dallas*Dallas*St. Louis*St. Louis
Central 5Chicago*MinnesotaMinnesota*St. Louis*Minnesota*Minnesota
Central 6St. LouisColoradoColoradoChicagoColoradoColorado
Central 7MinnesotaChicagoChicagoMinnesota ChicagoNashville
Pacific 1San JoseSan JoseSan JoseSan JoseSan JoseVegas
Pacific 2VegasVegasAnaheimAnaheimAnaheimAnaheim
Pacific 3Los AngelesLos AngelesVegasVegasVegasSan Jose
Pacific 4EdmontonArizona*CalgaryCalgaryArizonaArizona
Pacific 5ArizonaCalgaryLos AngelesLos Angeles LALos Angeles
Pacific 6CalgaryEdmontonEdmontonEdmontonCalgaryEdmonton
Pacific 7AnaheimAnaheim ArizonaVancouverArizonaCalgary
Pacific 8VancouverVancouverVancouverArizona VancouverVancouver
ECFTBL over CBJTBL over PITTOR over PITTBL over PITTBL over ???PHI over TML
Cup FinalTBL over WPGTBL over WPGSJS over TORWPG over TBLSJS over TBLSJS over PHI
HartConnor McDavidBlake WheelerConnor McDavidConnor McDavidAuston MatthewsArtemi Panarin and/or Gritty.
NorrisZach WerenskiVictor HedmanErik KarlssonSeth JonesErik KarlssonErik Karlsson
VezinaConnor HellebuyckMartin JonesSergei BobrovskyConnor HellebuyckAndrei VasilevskiyJoonas Korpisalo
CBJ O/U 97.5OverOverOverUnderUnderover or under. I'm unsure

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