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Blackhawks: Staff Reaction To Our Preseason Predictions

Kevin Lankinen #32, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 15: Jonathan Toews #19 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 15: Jonathan Toews #19 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Pick to win it all:

Seth Stauffer:

I’ll stand by my preseason pick of the Colorado Avalanche. The team is great from top to bottom. They’re the total package and boast elite scoring, quality defense, as well as reliable goaltending.

At the time this was written, Colorado was in 4th place for the entire league, compared to defending champs Tampa Bay, also a phenomenal team, who occupy ninth. I still think Colorado is the real deal and ready for a deep playoff run, if not the Stanley Cup.

Justin Klawans: 

I originally picked the Colorado Avalanche to win the Stanley Cup this year. However, heading into the playoffs, I believe that the Carolina Hurricanes will now be the ones hoisting Lord Stanley. The Canes had an incredible season and lost the fewest games in the NHL this year. Between guys like Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov, and a talented defensive core, I think that we will be seeing the Cup headed back to Raleigh in 2021.

Jimmy Lynch: 

I cowardly did not pick a winner for the Stanley Cup, what the heck is up with that? I said that Tampa was going to have an easy ride through the playoffs and that Vegas and Colorado would be the only other real contenders, well that is not the case. At this time I am going to say the Vegas Golden Knights will win the Stanley Cup against the Edmonton Oilers.

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Jake Wheeler: 

I’m going to stick with my pick and say Tampa will repeat, as they have the same team as last year, with the addition of David Savard. I think Colorado, Vegas, and Pittsburgh could give Tampa a run for their money.

Thanks for reading along, and I hope you will join us next season when we do another round of season predictions!

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