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10 Questions Facing the Wild - #10 and Season Predictions

So, will the Wild make the playoffs?

Yes. Will it be close? Yes. So close, in fact, that last year will seem like a cakewalk.

Dave Handler, mbennett and I have listed our predictions for the playoff teams from both conferences along with post-season awards. Share your predictions in comments or a fanpost of your own!

Please note, these are by points, not by playoff seed

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1 Detroit Detroit Detroit
2 San Jose San Jose Dallas
3 Dallas Dallas Edmonton
4 Calgary Minnesota
San Jose
5 Anaheim Calgary Calgary


Anaheim Anaheim
7 Minnesota Columbus Minnesota
8 Columbus Chicago Chicago
1 Montreal Washington Montreal
2 Pittsburgh Montreal Pittsburgh
3 Washington Pittsburgh Washington
4 Carolina New Jersey Philadelphia
5 New Jersey Carolina New Jersey
6 Boston New York Rangers New York Rangers
7 Buffalo Philadelphia Carolina
8 Philadelphia Buffalo Tampa Bay


No, we will not tell you what each award means. You should already know that. If not, learn yourself!

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William Jennings Backstrom/Harding Martin Brodeur
Maurice Richard Alexander Ovechkin Evgeni Malkin
Art Ross Evgeni Malkin Alexander Ovechkin
Jack Adams Guy Carbonneau Bruce Boudreau
Selke Pavel Datsyuk Mikko Koivu
Lady Byng Martin St. Louis Martin St. Louis
Vezina Evgeni Nabokov Ryan Miller
Norris Niklas Lidstrom Niklas Lidstrom
Calder Alex Goligoski Blake Wheeler
Hart Sidney Crosby
Alexander Ovechkin
Conn Smythe Marian Hossa Niklas Lidstrom
Eastern Conference Champion Pittsburgh Penguins Washington Capitols Montreal Canadiens
Western Conference Champion Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars
Stanley Cup Champions Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings (in 6)
Montreal Canadiens