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Slashers98 08-14-2012 01:02 PM

2012-13 NHL Regular Season Predictions: Western Conference
 
If there is no lock-out obviously!

2012-13 NHL regular season predictions: Western Conference
http://thehockeywriters.com/2012-13-...rn-conference/

Anth93 08-14-2012 01:05 PM

You think the Dallas Stars are 17 points better than the Nashville Predators?

Otherwise good list and I agree with Phoenix falling out, though I'm not sure if I'd go as far to say they'll place 14th.

Richie10 08-14-2012 02:04 PM

I don't think the Blues will win their division again. I don't think Dallas will do that well, either. And for whatever reason, betting against Phoenix to pull a rabbit out of their collective hat every season never works.

Devilshark 08-14-2012 02:14 PM

11.Edmonton

8.Minnesota

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Even if you switched them, I still couldnt take that list seriously. Edmonton will be a 6 seed or better, and Minny wont even make the playoffs under Yeo. Parise may as well coach the Wild, since he actually came from a real system.

RA9 08-14-2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilshark (Post 53567993)
11.Edmonton

8.Minnesota

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Even if you switched them, I still couldnt take that list seriously. Edmonton will be a 6 seed or better, and Minny wont even make the playoffs under Yeo. Parise may as well coach the Wild, since he actually came from a real system.

You're overrating the oilers severely. Right now they aren't experienced or good enough to place 6th, or higher. 8th is a stretch too, I see them definitely in the playoff race.

Like the list though, I dont know why everyone is giving up on the preds. I havr faith in trotz and I still see them fighting for a playoff spot.

Vankiller Whale 08-14-2012 02:47 PM

Solid list. Personally I think Calgary does a bit better and LA a bit worse, but still, pretty good.

WingedWheel1987 08-14-2012 02:50 PM

1. Van
2. STL
3. Kings
4.Nashville
5.Chicago
6.SJ
7.Phx
8.Dallas

Detroit will be slotted anywhere from the 6th seed to the 10th seed which is why i left them out. They have the experience, but the talent just isnt there anymore.

Schalkenullvier* 08-14-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilshark (Post 53567993)
11.Edmonton

8.Minnesota

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Even if you switched them, I still couldnt take that list seriously. Edmonton will be a 6 seed or better, and Minny wont even make the playoffs under Yeo. Parise may as well coach the Wild, since he actually came from a real system.

in my opinion minnesota at 8 and edmonton at 11 is a very reasonable assesment, if anything I'd move the wild up and the oil down.

RogerRoeper* 08-14-2012 05:15 PM

Nashville is going to be very good.

Billy Mays Here 08-14-2012 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilshark (Post 53567993)
11.Edmonton

8.Minnesota

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Even if you switched them, I still couldnt take that list seriously. Edmonton will be a 6 seed or better, and Minny wont even make the playoffs under Yeo. Parise may as well coach the Wild, since he actually came from a real system.

More Wild bashing I see. Get over Parise leaving already, it would do you some good.

Rabid Husky 08-14-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilshark (Post 53567993)
11.Edmonton

8.Minnesota

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Even if you switched them, I still couldnt take that list seriously. Edmonton will be a 6 seed or better, and Minny wont even make the playoffs under Yeo. Parise may as well coach the Wild, since he actually came from a real system.

Your ignorance of the Wild and Yeo is astounding.

TheNeutrality 08-14-2012 05:47 PM

The Western Conference is a complete crap shoot.
The only safe bets for the POs are Vancouver, St. Louis, LA and Chicago. The remainig 4 spots can fall to every team left (Ok, I'd have to think twice about Columbus. As much as I like them, I can't see them reaching the POs).
Anaheim, Phoenix, Dallas, Detroit, San Jose, Nashville, Calgary, Edmonton and Minnesota... they all have the potential to reach the playoffs.
But they all could fail terribly, too.

electricjib 08-14-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNeutrality (Post 53574785)
The Western Conference is a complete crap shoot.
The only safe bets for the POs are Vancouver, St. Louis, LA and Chicago. The remainig 4 spots can fall to every team left (Ok, I'd have to think twice about Columbus. As much as I like them, I can't see them reaching the POs).
Anaheim, Phoenix, Dallas, Detroit, San Jose, Nashville, Calgary, Edmonton and Minnesota... they all have the potential to reach the playoffs.
But they all could fail terribly, too.

And the Avs don't? :laugh:

KopitarFAN 08-14-2012 05:52 PM

Even as a Kings fan, I don't see the Kings as the #1 seed, more like 2/3 battling with STL or CHI.

And my god is Dallas overrated, it's as if they're getting pre-2006 Jagr.

Here is how I look at it:

1. VAN
2. CHI/STL
3. LA
4. STL/CHI
5. SJ
6. DET
7. MIN
8. PHX (Tippett always finds a way)

DAL, CGY, COL and NSH will also be very much in on those last 2 or 3 spots.

Izzy 08-14-2012 05:58 PM

112 points for la is a little extreme.

TheNeutrality 08-14-2012 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electricjib (Post 53574915)
And the Avs don't? :laugh:

ARGH, I knew I missed one team :laugh:

Of course the Avs too

aandbreatheme 08-14-2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KopitarFAN (Post 53574945)
Even as a Kings fan, I don't see the Kings as the #1 seed, more like 2/3 battling with STL or CHI.

And my god is Dallas overrated, it's as if they're getting pre-2006 Jagr.

Here is how I look at it:

1. VAN
2. CHI/STL
3. LA
4. STL/CHI
5. SJ
6. DET
7. MIN
8. PHX (Tippett always finds a way)

I see the Canucks third (as of right now). I think LA and St.Louis/or Chicago will be ahead.

Mayor Garcetti 08-14-2012 06:27 PM

Seeing all the high praise and top prediction potential for the Kings just makes me that much more pissed about the looming lockout.

PeterForsberg 08-14-2012 06:30 PM

Being underrated again... Can't wait for the season (PLEASE) to start so we can show everybody we are good.

Izzy 08-14-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kopitar 2 Brown (Post 53576065)
Seeing all the high praise and top prediction potential for the Kings just makes me that much more pissed about the looming lockout.

Saves their reputation if there is a lockout...

RaiderDoug 08-14-2012 06:39 PM

12. Nashville.

:shakehead

Every single year the Preds are predicted anywhere between 9-14. Doesn't anyone learn anything?

Mayor Garcetti 08-14-2012 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fst6 (Post 53576179)
Saves their reputation if there is a lockout...


?


I'm not quite following.

stlblues9 08-14-2012 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richie10 (Post 53567673)
I don't think the Blues will win their division again. I don't think Dallas will do that well, either. And for whatever reason, betting against Phoenix to pull a rabbit out of their collective hat every season never works.

Why not? Detroit and Nashville both got worse, Chicago didn't improve much and St. Louis gained a year of experience and added Tarasenko. I don't think they will be able to surprise teams again and I don't know if they will do as well next year but I just can't see any of those other teams knocking them off this year.

Dellstrom 08-14-2012 07:22 PM

Losing Suter doesn't put you down that low...You still have the best defenseman and 2nd best goalie in the league...

A very, very meh offense but still.. They can get it done.

PhillyBluesFan 08-14-2012 08:08 PM

Phoenix is terrible underrated


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