Sports Pickin'
Home Free Picks NFL NCAAF NBA NCAAB MLB NHL CFL Buy Picks


About     Contact Us     Testimonials     Recommended Sites     Contests     Help     Site Map

© 2012-2013 Sports Pickin’. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer.

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SPORTS PICKIN’
TEAM AND RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE PICKS FOR FREE

YOUR #1 SOURCE FOR
SPORTS HANDICAPPING

NHL 2013-14 Season Preview and Predictions


2013-14 Pre-Season NHL Power Rankings

CUP FAVOURITES

1. Chicago Blackhawks

Pat Kane is trying to become the first player in NHL history to win three Stanley Cups with an average playoff blood-alcohol content over .18

2. Pittsburgh Penguins

If Crosby’s glass body makes it through a full season, and Marc-Andre Fleury quits looking like he’s defending a soccer net in the playoffs, Pittsburgh is a safe bet for a postseason run.

3. Los Angeles Kings

Richards and Carter are looking for a reason to party, so they will be hungry for another Cup

4. St. Louis Blues

It looks like the Blues are finally getting back to their rich tradition of strong regular seasons and disappointing playoff exits.

5. Boston Bruins

If the Red Sox and Patriots disappoint, the Bruins might feel the pressure to end Boston’s 645-day championship drought.

LEGITIMATE THREAT IF EVERYTHING GOES RIGHT

6. New York Rangers

With Tortorella gone, this team is expected to show more offense, and have fewer death threats uttered at them during practice.

7. Detroit Red Wings

Daniel Alfredsson just proved to everyone it is possible to find a job in Detroit.

8. Ottawa Senators

If Bobby Ryan loved living in Anaheim, then I’m sure he’s going to hate this.

9. Montreal Canadiens

With Danny Briere on board, the Habs finally added that undersized, offensive forward they’ve been lacking in the playoffs.

10. Washington Capitals

This might finally be the year Ovechkin achieves his ultimate goal: Bringing pride and glory to Mother Russia at the Olympics.

11. San Jose Sharks

Thornton, Marleau, and Pavelski are all UFAs at the end of this season, so this could be their final chance to finish first and lose to an eighth seed.

12. Philadelphia Flyers

Goalies Ray Emery and Steve Mason might take some time getting comfortable in their new surroundings, which is fine because Philly fans are notoriously patient and understanding.

13. Vancouver Canucks

John Tortorella + Sedin twins + Luongo = tears or possible triple homicide.

14. Anaheim Ducks

With Corey Perry on the roster the Ducks are expected to remain one of the most unlikable teams in the league.

15. Toronto Maple Leafs

No matter what happens this year, it can’t get worse than this...oh, wait, it’s the Leafs...it probably can get worse than that somehow.

POSTSEASON POTENTIAL

16. Edmonton Oilers

“This young and talented team looks ready to take the next step.” -- everyone talking about the Oilers since 2009.

17. Phoenix Coyotes

This team seems to be on a five-year plan that will have them in Cup contention just in time to move to Seattle.

18. Minnesota Wild

If you made $0 last year, then you made $30 million more than the Minnesota Wild.

19. Tampa Bay Lightning

Clearing Lecavalier’s contract was a huge move, as it allowed the team to give an even worse contract to Valtteri Filppula

20. New York Islanders

Scheduled to move to Brooklyn next season, the Islanders could be the coolest team in the league if a rapper buys 1/100 of them and claims to be their owner.

21. Columbus Blue Jackets

Horton and Gaborik will ensure the Blue Jackets have one of the most talented IR lists in the league, and Sergei Bobrovski seems two years away from being the best goalie in the KHL.

22. Nashville Predators

The Predators are aiming to be the first team to make the playoffs averaging less than one goal a game.

HOPEFULLY YOUR CITY HAS ANOTHER GOOD TEAM

23. Carolina Hurricanes

With three Staals on the roster, win or lose, the team should have some great keggers.

24. Winnipeg Jets

Another season to remind Jets fans they weren’t really missing much.

25. Colorado Avalanche

The Avs added Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy to the front office. The next step in contending is convincing them to get back on the ice.

26. Dallas Stars

Tyler Seguin’s homophobic tweets should make him a fan-favorite in a place like Dallas.

27. New Jersey Devils

I still can’t believe Ilya Kovalchuk wouldn’t want to live in Newark and play on a mediocre hockey team.

28. Buffalo Sabres

Who knew Ville Leino would fail to bring Buffalo a championship?

29. Florida Panthers

At least it looks like attendance is up from last year.

30. Calgary Flames

Is the marketing department going to center its campaign around Curtis Glencross or Mark Giordano?

2014 NHL Preview Articles

Stanley Cup Champion Pick

Stanley Cup Sleeper Teams

Hart Trophy Pick

Projected Standings

Power Rankings