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Predicting the Fantasy Re-Draft results

Thursday, 08.25.2011 / 6:00 PM / NHL Fantasy Re-Draft

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer

Experts, pundits, analysts and the guy who cuts your hair all believe they can predict what will happen in an upcoming in NHL season with perfect precision. Of course, despite years of information and knowledge about the teams, very few come close to being right about their prognostications.

That makes predicting the outcome of this Fantasy Re-Draft make-believe league simulated on EA '12 anywhere from laughable to ridiculous to downright impossible. That doesn't mean fun can't be had trying.

After going over all 30 rosters, here is how everything will shake out after the simulation is run. Check out NHL.com Aug. 30 and 31 to see if these predictions with EA's results of the simulated season.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

ATLANTIC DIVISION
y - Pittsburgh Penguins
x - Philadelphia Flyers
x - New York Rangers
New York Islanders
New Jersey Devils

NORTHEAST DIVISION
y - Ottawa Senators
x - Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
y - Florida Panthers
x - Washington Capitals
x - Winnipeg Jets
Tampa Bay Lightning
Carolina Hurricanes

WESTERN CONFERENCE

CENTRAL DIVISION
y - Nashville Predators
x - Chicago Blackhawks
x - Detroit Red Wings
x - Columbus Blue Jackets
St. Louis Blues

NORTHWEST DIVISION
y - Vancouver Canucks
x - Minnesota Wild
Edmonton Oilers
Colorado Avalanche
Calgary Flames

PACIFIC DIVISION
y - Los Angeles Kings
x - Dallas Stars
Phoenix Coyotes
Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
Senators over Panthers in six

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
Wild over Blackhawks in seven

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Wild over Senators in six



It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery