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NHL 14 picks Blues to win Stanley Cup

Tuesday, 10.01.2013 / 11:00 AM / 2013-2014 Season Preview

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NHL 14 picks Blues to win Stanley Cup
An EA Sports NHL 14 simulation run predicts the Blues will defeat the Penguins in six games in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

Led by Conn Smythe Trophy winner Alex Pietrangelo, the St. Louis Blues will win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

EA Sports NHL 14 simulation run predicts the Blues will defeat the Pens in six games in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo: EA Sports NHL 14)

That's the result of a simulation run by EA Sports NHL 14, which predicts the Blues will defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

"The St. Louis Blues are the personification of NHL 14," NHL 14 producer Sean Ramjagsingh said. "They're tough, fast and have one of the deepest lineups in the League, making them a favorite to finish on top this season."

It won't be all bad for Sidney Crosby. In the same simulation, he's picked to win the Art Ross Trophy with a League-best 109 points and win his second Hart Trophy as League MVP. In addition, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos scored a League-leading 64 goals to win the Rocket Richard Trophy.

The simulation showed the Chicago Blackhawks to be the best regular-season team with 108 points, but lose to the Blues in the Western Conference Final.

A full recap of the NHL 14 season simulation can be found on the NHL 14 website.

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