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10 NHL Predictions For 2015-16 Season

By Matt Barbato
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Apr 4, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing

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(71) celebrates a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat Pittsburgh 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

3. Eastern Conference Playoff Picks 

Atlantic Division Winner – Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan Division Winner – Washington Capitals

Non-Division Winners – New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators

Only one swap in the East and it’s Columbus instead of Detroit. The Blue Jackets are going to be an exciting team to watch all season. The Jackets will be a serious contender if Saad becomes the star they are expecting him to become and the team can patch together a good enough defensive corps to help Bobrovsky.

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