2013-2014 NHL Network and NHL.com staff predictions

Monday, 09.30.2013 / 5:10 PM NHL.com

Only twice in the past 44 years has a team lost in the Stanley Cup Final and returned the following season to win the Stanley Cup.

If a roster of NHL experts is correct, the Boston Bruins will join the 1984 Edmonton Oilers and 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins on that exclusive list.

The Bruins, who lost in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Cup Final, earned the most votes in a poll of 19 NHL.com writers and NHL Network broadcasters.

Seven teams received votes, but none earned more than the five received by the Bruins. The defending champion Blackhawks got one vote.

The Bruins received six votes to repeat as Eastern Conference champion, as did the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team they swept in last season's conference final. In all six teams received at least one vote to win the conference.

In the Western Conference, the top choice was the Blackhawks with seven votes, one more than the San Jose Sharks. The Los Angeles Kings got four votes, while the St. Louis Blues got two.

Shawn Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Anaheim

Eastern Conference champion - Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - Pittsburgh

Calder Trophy winner - Seth Jones, Nashville

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Ryan Getzlaf, San Jose

Vezina Trophy winner - Tuukka Rask, Boston

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - Detroit

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - San Jose

Calder Trophy winner - Seth Jones, Nashville

Norris Trophy winner - Drew Doughty, Los Angeles

Hart Trophy winner - Jonathan Toews, Chicago

Vezina Trophy winner - Antti Niemi, San Jose

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Assistant Managing Editor

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - St. Louis

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - San Jose

Calder Trophy winner - Tomas Hertl, San Jose

Norris Trophy winner - Shea Weber, Nashville

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers

Mike Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - NY Rangers

Central Division champion - St. Louis

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Detroit

Western Conference champion - Chicago

Stanley Cup champion - Detroit

Calder Trophy winner - Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas

Norris Trophy winner - Shea Weber, Nashville

Hart Trophy winner - John Tavares, NY Islanders

Vezina Trophy winner - Jimmy Howard, Detroit

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Detroit

Western Conference champion - Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion - Los Angeles

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Norris Trophy winner - Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Phoenix

Calder Trophy winner - Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - Boston

Western Conference champion - Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion - Boston

Calder Trophy winner - Ryan Murray, Columbus

Norris Trophy winner - Erik Karlsson, Ottawa

Hart Trophy winner - Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Arpon Basu - LNH Managing Editor

Atlantic Division champion - Ottawa

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - St. Louis

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - Ottawa

Western Conference champion - St. Louis

Stanley Cup champion - St. Louis

Calder Trophy winner – Aleksander Barkov, Florida

Norris Trophy winner – Ryan Suter, Minnesota

Hart Trophy winner – John Tavares, NY Islanders

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Barry Melrose - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh 

Pacific Division champion - Anaheim

Central Division champion - Chicago 

Eastern Conference champion - Washington

Western Conference champion - Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion - Los Angeles

Calder Trophy winner - Seth Jones, Nashville

Norris Trophy winner - Shea Weber, Nashville

Hart Trophy winner - Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Craig Button - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Boston

Western Conference champion - Chicago

Stanley Cup champion - Boston

Calder Trophy winner - Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg

Norris Trophy winner - Shea Weber, Nashville

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers

Kelly Chase - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - St. Louis

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Detroit

Western Conference champion - St. Louis

Stanley Cup champion - St. Louis

Calder Trophy winner - Nathan McKinnon, Colorado

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Jeff O'Neill - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - NY Rangers

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - Boston

Western Conference champion - Chicago

Stanley Cup champion - Boston

Calder Trophy winner - Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Jamal Mayers - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - NY Rangers

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - San Jose

Calder Trophy winner - Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado

Norris Trophy winner - Ryan Suter, Minnesota

Hart Trophy winner - Claude Giroux, Philadelphia

Vezina Trophy winner - Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers

Mark Roe - NHL Network Host

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - NY Rangers

Western Conference champion - Los Angeles

Stanley Cup champion - Los Angeles

Calder Trophy winner - Seth Jones, Nashville

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Dave Reid - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - Los Angeles

Eastern Conference champion - Boston

Western Conference champion - Chicago

Stanley Cup champion - Boston

Calder Trophy winner - Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers

Kathryn Tappen - NHL Network Host

Atlantic Division champion - Boston

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Minnesota

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Boston

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - Boston

Calder Trophy winner - Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg

Norris Trophy winner - Shea Weber, Norris

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles

Glenn Schiiler - NHL Network Host

Atlantic Division champion - Detroit

Metropolitan Division champion - Pittsburgh

Central Division champion - Chicago

Pacific Division champion - San Jose

Eastern Conference champion - Pittsburgh

Western Conference champion - San Jose

Stanley Cup champion - Pittsburgh

Calder Trophy winner - Alex Chiasson, Dallas

Norris Trophy winner - Zdeno Chara, Boston

Hart Trophy winner - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina Trophy winner - Antti Niemi, San Jose

Jamie McLennan - NHL Network Analyst

Atlantic - Boston

Metropolitan - Pittsburgh

Central - Chicago

Pacific - Los Angeles

East Champ - Boston

West Champ - Chicago

Cup Champ - Boston

Calder - Aleksander Barkov, Florida

Norris - Drew Doughty, Los Angeles

Hart - Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh

Vezina - Tuukka Rask, Boston

E.J. Hradek - NHL Network Host

Atlantic: Boston

Metropolitan: Pittsburgh

Central: Chicago

Pacific: Los Angeles

East: Pittsburgh

West: Chicago

Cup: Chicago

Calder: Seth Jones, Predators

Norris: Erik Karlsson, Senators

Hart: Sidney Crosby, Penguins

Vezina: Jonathan Quick, Kings

Steve Mears - NHL Network Host

Atlantic: Boston

Metropolitan: Pittsburgh

Central: Chicago

Pacific: San Jose

East: Pittsburgh

West: Chicago

Cup: Pittsburgh

Calder: Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas

Norris: Erik Karlsson, Senators

Hart: Sidney Crosby, Penguins

Vezina: Tuukka Rask, Bruins

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