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    Chris’ preseason predictions

    Joe Makarski August 28, 2012
    Bruins fourth line, Bruins, Boston Bruins, Shawn Thornton, Danny Paille, Greg Campbell

    (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. Jason K August 28, 2012

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

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