August 28th, 2012 by

Chris’ preseason predictions

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(Getty Images) Will the Bruins fourth line have a good year in 2012-13? Find out that and more in Chris’ preseason predictions.

With the NHL set to kick its season off soon (God willing), the crew here at Bruins Daily are here with our predictions for the upcoming season. We will have everything from Bruins projections, to award winners, to Stanley Cup Champions. Note: Over the next upcoming week, the rest of the crew will weigh in with their predictions for the 2012- 2013 season.

Based on a 82 game season

Chris’s Bruins projections:

Milan Lucic: 22 goals (51 points)

David Krejci: 25 goals (60 points)

Nathan Horton: 23 goals (46 points)

Patrice Bergeron: 21 goals (71 points)

Tyler Seguin: 32 goals (77 points)

Brad Marchand: 25 goals (50 points)

Rich Peverley: 19 goals (49 points)

Chris Kelly: 14 goals (28 points)

Jordan Caron: 10 goals (15 points)

Daniel Paille: 8 goals (13 points)

Gregory Campbell: 6 goals (12 points)

Shawn Thornton: 6 goals (14 points)

Zdeno Chara: 12 goals (53 points)

Dennis Seidenberg: 4 goals (24 points)

Andrew Ference: 3 goals (18 points)

Johnny Boychuk: 3 goals (12 points)

Adam McQuaid: 2 goals (9 points)

Doug Hamilton: 14 goals (28 points)

Ryan Spooner: 15 points (31 points)

Tuukka Rask: 33-20 4 SO

Anton Khudobin: 10-10 1 SO

Chris’s Eastern Conference Projections:

 Northeast Division

Boston Bruins: 101 points

Ottawa Senators: 91 points

Buffalo Sabres: 88 points

Montreal Canadiens: 82 points

Toronto Maple Leafs: 80 points

Atlantic Division

New York Rangers: 108 points

Pittsburgh Penguins: 107 points

Philadelphia Flyers: 102 points

New Jersey Devils: 99 points

New York Islanders: 75 points

Southeast Division

Washington Capitals: 90 points

Florida Panthers: 88 points

Tampa Bay Lightning: 84 points

Carolina Hurricanes: 83 points

Winnipeg Jets: 81 points

Chris’s Western Conference Projections:


Detroit Red Wings: 105 points

St. Louis Blues: 103 points

Nashville Predators: 102 points

Chicago Blackhawks: 99 points

Columbus Blue Jackets: 62 points


Vancouver Canucks: 108 points

Colorado Avalanche: 91 points

Calgary Flames: 89 points

Minnesota Wild: 79 points

Edmonton Oilers: 75 points


San Jose Sharks: 98 points

Phoenix Coyotes: 95 points

Los Angeles Kings: 92 points

Dallas Stars: 86 points

Anaheim Ducks: 82 points

Chris’s Stanley Cup and NHL Award Projections:

 Stanley Cup: Penguins over Sharks

Hart Trophy: Evgeni Malkin

Vezina Trophy: Henrik Lundqvist

Calder Trophy: Ryan Spooner

Jack Adams: Todd McLellan

Art Ross: Evgeni Malkin

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  1. August 28, 2012
    You are fired up for a potential NHL hockey season, huh?! August predictions. Pretty funny.

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