Reflecting on my regular season predictions, Part I

Ronnie Shuker
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American Thanksgiving roughly marks a third of the way through the NHL season. Traditionally, it’s a time when organizations take stock of where their team is, where it’s headed and what moves, if any, need to be made to right the ship, keep it steady or save it from sinking.

So with the madness of Black Weekend out of the way, I decided to take a look at my pre-season predictions for 2013-14.

Thus far, I’ve missed the mark badly on the Avalanche, Capitals, Islanders and especially the Sharks, but I’m within one spot on more than half of my picks.

PACIFIC DIVISION
TEAM
ORIGINAL PREDICTION
DIFFERENCE
SAN JOSE
6
5
ANAHEIM
1
1
LOS ANGELES
2
1
PHOENIX
3
1
VANCOUVER
4
1
CALGARY
7
1
EDMONTON
5
2
CENTRAL DIVISION
TEAM
ORIGINAL PREDICTION
DIFFERENCE
CHICAGO
2
1
ST. LOUIS
1
1
COLORADO
7
4
MINNESOTA
5
1
NASHVILLE
4
1
DALLAS
3
3
WINNIPEG
6
1
ATLANTIC DIVISION
TEAM
ORIGINAL PREDICTION
DIFFERENCE
BOSTON
4
3
DETROIT
1
1
TAMPA BAY
6
3
MONTREAL
5
1
TORONTO
2
3
OTTAWA
3
3
FLORIDA
8
1
BUFFALO
7
1
METROPOLITAN DIVISION
TEAM
ORIGINAL PREDICTION
DIFFERENCE
PITTSBURGH
1
0
WASHINGTON
6
4
NY RANGERS
2
1
NEW JERSEY
7
3
PHILADELPHIA
3
2
CAROLINA
8
2
COLUMBUS
5
2
NY ISLANDERS
4
4