2014-15 NHL predictions: Standings, awards and Stanley Cup picks

There were a lot of different opinions about how the 2014-15 NHL season would play out when the THN team gathered to come up with our predictions. After much debating, these are the picks we settled on as a team.
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Weeks ago, the THN team gathered to debate and argue over the 2014-15 NHL standings as we went through the league team by team. We shared our final predictions in the annual Yearbook and ran individual breakdowns of each team over the past month. In our Season Preview magazine, we took it a step further and picked our winners for the major individual awards.

Here, on one easy page, are THN's official predictions for the 2014-15 NHL season.

EAST

Metropolitan

1. Pittsburgh Penguins*

2. Columbus Blue Jackets*

3. New York Rangers*

4. Washington Capitals*

5. Philadelphia Flyers

6. New York Islanders

7. New Jersey Devils

8. Carolina Hurricanes

Atlantic

1. Boston Bruins*

2. Tampa Bay Lightning*

3. Montreal Canadiens*

4. Florida Panthers*

5. Detroit Red Wings

6. Toronto Maple Leafs

7. Ottawa Senators

8. Buffalo Sabres

WEST

Pacific

1. Anaheim Ducks*

2. Los Angeles Kings*

3. San Jose Sharks*

4. Vancouver Canucks

5. Arizona Coyotes

6. Edmonton Oilers

7. Calgary Flames

Central

1. St. Louis Blues*

2. Chicago Blackhawks*

3. Minnesota Wild*

4. Dallas Stars*

5. Colorado Avalanche*

6. Nashville Predators

7. Winnipeg Jets

*playoff team

Stanley Cup final: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Stanley Cup champion: Chicago Blackhawks

Art Ross

Sidney Crosby

Steven Stamkos

John Tavares

Hart TrophySidney Crosby

Steven Stamkos

John Tavares

Norris Trophy

Drew Doughty

Shea Weber

Duncan Keith

Vezina Trophy

Carey Price

Tuukka Rask

Henrik Lundqvist

Rocket Richard

Steven Stamkos

Alex Ovechkin

Corey Perry

Jack Adams

Barry Trotz

Lindy Ruff

Peter DeBoer

Calder

Jonathan Drouin

John Gibson

Johnny Gaudreau

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