Some people love to make predictions and I am definitely one of those people. Last year, I predicted that the San Jose Sharks would meet the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Finals, with the Capitals emerging victorious. Somehow I was wrong. Weird, huh? So here’s what I’m thinking happens in the 2011-2012 NHL Season.

We’ll Start with the NHL Awards for this year:

Hart: Evgeni Malkin
Art Ross: Evgeni Malkin
Calder: Mika Zibanejad
Vezina: Cam Ward
Norris: Niklas Lidstrom
Selke: Pavel Daytsuk
Jack Adams: Mike Yeo

Now for the Regular Season Standings and for the playoffs

NHL Eastern Conference:
1. Washington Capitals
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Boston Bruins
4. Buffalo Sabres
5. Tampa Bay Lightning
6. Montreal Canadiens
7. Carolina Hurricanes
8. New Jersey Devils

NHL Western Conference:
1. San Jose Sharks
2. Vancouver Canucks
3. Detroit Red Wings
4. Los Angeles Kings
5. Minnesota Wild
6. Columbus Blue Jackets
7. Chicago Blackhawks
8. Nashville Predators

Playoffs:
1st Round:
Capitals over Devils in 6
Penguins over Hurricanes in 5
Canadiens over Bruins in 7
Sabres over Lightning in 6

Sharks over Predators in 7
Blackhawks over Canucks in 5
Blue Jackets over Red Wings in 7
Kings over Wild in 6

2nd Round:
Capitals over Canadiens in 7
Penguins over Sabres in 6

Sharks over Blackhawks in 5
Kings over Blue Jackets in 4

3rd Round:

Penguins over Capitals in 5
Kings over Sharks in 7

Stanley Cup Finals:
Penguins over Kings in 7

Conn Smythe: Marc Andre Fleury

Once again, there are some pretty crazy predictions in there, but all possible. Now it’s your turn. Time to put on your best Nostradamus costume and lets see what you got for this year!