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Canes Country’s 2021 Season Predictions

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As always, guaranteed to be wrong or your money back.

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There were times you could be forgiven for thinking there wouldn’t be a season to predict. But here we are, two weeks into 2021, and the NHL is going to give it a go and try to get a season - or, at the very least, something resembling a season - off the ground.

And if there’s a season, that means that predictions can’t be far behind. As always, these are guaranteed to be wrong or your money back. We predicted the final finishing order of the Central Division from top to bottom, then identified the teams we think will make the playoffs from the other four divisions (remember, no wild cards this year; top 4 in each division make it). Finally, we’ll take a look at how many points we project the Hurricanes to have, who will lead the Canes in scoring, and finally who will win the 2021 Stanley Cup...whenever it’s awarded.

Here we go!

Canes Country’s 2021 Central Division Predictions

Writer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Writer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Brian Lightning Hurricanes Blue Jackets Stars Panthers Predators Red Wings Blackhawks
Andrew Lightning Hurricanes Stars Predators Blue Jackets Panthers Blackhawks Red Wings
Ryan Lightning Hurricanes Blue Jackets Stars Predators Panthers Red Wings Blackhawks
Alec Lightning Hurricanes Stars Predators Panthers Blue Jackets Blackhawks Red Wings
Zeke Lightning Hurricanes Stars Blue Jackets Panthers Predators Blackhawks Red Wings
Cody Lightning Hurricanes Stars Predators Blue Jackets Panthers Blackhawks Red Wings
KayDee Lightning Hurricanes Blue Jackets Blackhawks Stars Panthers Predators Red Wings

Canes Country’s 2021 Playoff Predictions

Writer East Playoff Teams North Playoff Teams West Playoff Teams
Writer East Playoff Teams North Playoff Teams West Playoff Teams
Brian Bruins, Capitals, Flyers, Penguins Maple Leafs, Flames, Oilers, Canadiens Avalanche, Golden Knights, Blues, Sharks
Andrew Flyers, Bruins, Capitals, Penguins Maple Leafs, Oilers, Canadiens, Canucks Avalanche, Golden Knights, Blues, Sharks
Ryan Flyers, Islanders, Bruins, Sabres Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Canucks Avalanche, Golden Knights, Blues, Kings
Alec Bruins, Penguins, Flyers, Capitals Maple Leafs, Oilers, Flames, Canadiens Avalanche, Golden Knights, Wild, Blues
Zeke Bruins, Islanders, Capitals, Penguins Maple Leafs, Flames, Oilers, Jets Avalanche, Golden Knights, Blues, Coyotes
Cody Bruins, Capitals, Penguins, Flyers Oilers, Maple Leafs, Jets, Flames Avalanche, Blues, Golden Knights, Coyotes
KayDee Capitals, Sabres, Flyers, Rangers Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Flames, Oilers Avalanche, Golden Knights, Kings, Sharks

Hurricanes Point Predictions

  • 68: KayDee
  • 69: Zeke, Andrew, Cody
  • 71: Brian, Ryan
  • 76: Alec

Hurricanes Leaders: Goals, Assists, Points

  • Brian: Andrei Svechnikov, 29 goals; Sebastian Aho, 37 assists; Aho, 55 points
  • Andrew: Svechnikov, 30 goals; Teuvo Teravainen, 38 assists; Aho, 58 points
  • Ryan: Svechnikov, 29 goals; Teravainen, 37 assists; Dougie Hamilton, 52 points
  • Alec: Aho, 27 goals; Teravainen, 40 assists; Aho, 58 points
  • Zeke: Aho, 33 goals; Teravainen, 39 assists; Aho, 63 points
  • Cody: Aho, 30 goals; Teravainen, 39 assists; Aho, 55 points
  • KayDee: Svechnikov, 29 goals; Martin Necas, 27 assists; Aho, 42 points

Stanley Cup Final Predictions

  • Brian: Avalanche over Hurricanes
  • Andrew: Avalanche over Flyers
  • Ryan: Avalanche over Lightning
  • Alec: Avalanche over Bruins
  • Zeke: Avalanche over Lightning
  • Cody: Avalanche over Capitals
  • KayDee: Hurricanes over Capitals

Now, it’s your turn! Who do you have taking the Stanley Cup? Where will the Hurricanes finish? Let’s see your predictions in the comments.

And, as always, enjoy the season!