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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 2021-22 Metropolitan Division Predictions

Writer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Writer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Brian Hurricanes Islanders Capitals Penguins Rangers Flyers Devils Blue Jackets
Andrew Islanders Hurricanes Capitals Penguins Flyers Rangers Devils Blue Jackets
Ryan Islanders Hurricanes Flyers Capitals Rangers Penguins Devils Blue Jackets
Alec Islanders Hurricanes Penguins Flyers Capitals Rangers Devils Blue Jackets
Zeke Islanders Hurricanes Capitals Penguins Rangers Devils Flyers Blue Jackets
Cody Capitals Islanders Penguins Hurricanes Flyers Rangers Devils Blue Jackets
KayDee Islanders Hurricanes Penguins Devils Capitals Flyers Rangers Blue Jackets
Matt Hurricanes Islanders Capitals Rangers Penguins Devils Flyers Blue Jackets
Brett Islanders Capitals Hurricanes Penguins Rangers Devils Flyers Blue Jackets

Canes Country’s 2022 Playoff Predictions

Writer Atlantic Playoff Teams East Wild Cards Central Playoff Teams Pacific Playoff Teams West Wild Cards
Writer Atlantic Playoff Teams East Wild Cards Central Playoff Teams Pacific Playoff Teams West Wild Cards
Brian Panthers, Lightning, Maple Leafs Bruins, Penguins Avalanche, Wild, Jets Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Blues, Stars
Andrew Lightning, Panthers, Bruins Maple Leafs, Penguins Avalanche, Stars, Wild Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Kraken, Blues
Ryan Panthers, Maple Leafs, Lightning Bruins, Capitals Avalanche, Wild, Blues Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Jets, Kraken
Alec Lightning, Panthers, Maple Leafs Bruins, Flyers Avalanche, Wild, Jets Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Stars, Kraken
Zeke Lightning, Maple Leafs, Panthers Bruins, Penguins Avalanche, Jets, Wild Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Stars, Blues
Cody Lightning, Bruins, Panthers Hurricanes, Maple Leafs Avalanche, Blues, Stars Golden Knights, Oilers, Flames Jets, Blackhawks
KayDee Lightning, Bruins, Canadiens Devils, Capitals Avalanche, Blues, Wild Kraken, Golden Knights, Oilers Ducks, Jets
Matt Lightning, Bruins, Maple Leafs Panthers, Rangers Avalanche, Wild, Jets Golden Knights, Oilers, Kings Blues, Stars
Brett Panthers, Lightning, Maple Leafs Bruins, Penguins Avalanche, Wild, Stars Golden Knights, Oilers, Kraken Blues, Flames

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!