Wednesday, 5 October 2011

NHL Western Conference Predictions

Here are my predictions for the Western Conference. Only 1 day till the season starts!

15. Dallas Stars
Pro: None
Con: Losing Brad Richards will make the offence worse.

14. Phoenix Coyotes
Pro: Raffi Torres will help them be tougher.
Con: The goaltending goes down a notch after the Ilya Bryzgalov left.

13. Edmonton Oilers
Pro: Nugent-Hopkins will help the offence.
Con: Losing Sheldon Souray will hurt the PP.

12. Minnesota Wild
Pro: Gaining Heatley will help the worst offence.
Con: Losing Brent Burns will make the D a little easier to score on.

11. Colorado Avalanche
Pro: The goaltending will be better.
Con: Losing JM Liles will woresen the D.

10. Columbus Blue Jackets
Pro: Gaining Jeff Carter means the goals will pile in.
Con: Could of done with a 1st round pick.

9. Calgary Flames
Pro: New GM Feaster will help them after Sutter's days.
Con: Regehr will make the D worse.

8. Nashville Predators
Pro: Ryan Ellis will help the D.
Con: With no good 70-80 point producer offence may struggle.

7. St. Louis Blues
Pro: Arnott will help being a scorer.
Con: David Perron may not play much.

6. Anaheim Ducks
Pro: Ryan Getzlaf is back from injury which mean...... more goals.

5. Los Angeles Kings
Pro: Mike Richards will help on PP and PK.
Con: Losing Ryan Smyth and Wayne Simmonds means losing grit.

4. Detroit Red Wings
Pro: Ian White will fill Brian Rafalski's role nicely.
Con: Losing Rafalski sucks.

3. San Jose Sharks
Pro: Brent Burns will strengthen the D.
Con: Losing Heatley will suck.

2. Vancouver Canucks
Pro: Alex Edler will produce more.
Con: Losing Ehrhoff will mean losing big time PP guy.

1. Chicago Blackhawks
Pro: Mre toughness will help
Con: None.

And our pick for the Stanley cup is..................... Pittisburgh Penguins over the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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