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NHL Predictions: Blackhawk Up Staff And NHL Fansided Staff Predictions

By Keith Schultz
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Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner is raised to the rafters before the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The goal for every team at the beginning of every season is the Stanley Cup, but to win it you have to make the playoffs.  Our staff along with some Fansided sites made our predictions for the upcoming season, and I must say I was quite surprised by all the San Jose Sharks love.  Here are the predictions.


Keith Schultz

Atlantic Division Playoff Teams- Detroit, Boston, Toronto    Metro Division Playoff Teams-Pittsburgh, NY Rangers, Columbus   Wild Cards-Islanders and Washington

Eastern Conference Championship- Detroit  Vs Pittsburgh

Central Division- Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota   Pacific Division- LA, Anaheim, Vancouver  Wild Card- San Jose, Edmonton

Western Conference Championship- Chicago vs Anaheim

Stanley Cup-Chicago over Pittsburgh

Brian Kinkade

Atlantic-Boston, Detroit, Montreal  Metro-Pittsburgh, Rangers, Washington  Wild Card-NY Islanders and Philly

Eastern Conference Championship- Detroit vs Pittsburgh

Central-Chicago, St Louis, Nashville  Pacific-San Jose, Anaheim, LA  Wild Cards- Winnipeg, Minnesota

Western Conference Championship San Jose vs Chicago

Stanley Cup- San Jose over Pittsburgh

JoHannah Lowder

Atlantic- Boston, Detroit, Montreal  Metro-Pittsburgh, Washington, Rangers  Wild Card-Columbus Buffalo

Eastern Finals-Boston vs Washington

Central-Chicago, Dallas, Nashville  Pacific- Anaheim, LA, Phoenix Wild Card- Minnesota, Colorado

West Finals- Chicago vs Phoenix

Stanley Cup- Chicago over Washington

Phil Bausk

Atlantic-Boston, Detroit, Tampa Bay   Metro-Washington, Rangers, Boston  Wild Cards-Islanders, Columbus

Eastern Final- Pittsburgh vs Detroit

Central- Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota  Pacific- San Jose, LA, Vancouver Wild Cards- Nashville, Calgary

West Final- Chicago vs St. Louis

Stanley Cup- Pittsburgh over St. Louis

Skylar Peters

Atlantic- Boston, Toronto, Ottawa  Metro- Pittsburgh, Rangers, Columbus  Wild Card- Montreal, Detroit

East Final-Boston vs Ottawa

Central-Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota  Pacific- San Jose, Vancouver, LA  Wild Cards-Anaheim, Winnipeg

West Finals-Chicago vs San Jose

Stanley Cup- Sharks devour Boston

Joe Kremel

Atlantic-Detroit, Boston, Ottawa  Metro-Pittsburgh, Rangers, Washington  Wild Cards- Toronto, Montreal

East Finals- Pittsburgh vs Detroit

Central- Chicago, St. Louis, Minnesota  Pacific- LA, Anaheim, San Jose  Wild Card- Winnipeg, Vancouver

West Finals- St. Louis vs San Jose

Stanley Cup-Pittsburgh over San Jose