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NHL Network, NHL.com Playoff Predictions

by Alex Kinkopf / Los Angeles Kings



Is it possible to foresee the future?

Obviously not.

But hey, predictions are fun! The NHL Network and the NHL.com Staff released their forecasts on how they believe the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs will play out on Tuesday afternoon, and we’re here to share.

Miss ESPN’s First-Round Prognosis? SEE IT HERE

Out of the 21 total people asked to provide their predictions, 17 see the Kings winning their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the San Jose Sharks. As far as a fourth trip to the Stanley Cup Final goes, nine of the 21 polled see the Kings returning, five of the 21 have the gut-feeling that the Kings are destined to be Champions in 2016.

Here’s the run-down:

Kevin Weekes - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Kings over Penguins
Conn Smythe Trophy: Anze Kopitar

Scott Stevens - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Capitals over Kings

Brian Boucher - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Kings over Penguins
Conn Smythe Trophy: Drew Doughty

Brian Lawton - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Sharks

Dave Reid - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Capitals over Kings

Mike Rupp - NHL Network Analyst

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Capitals over Kings

Dan Rosen – NHL.com Senior Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Kings over Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy: Drew Doughty

Bill Price – NHL.com Editor in Chief

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Shawn Roarke – NHL.com Director - Editorial

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Kings over Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy: Jonathan Quick

Nick Cotsonika – NHL.com Insider

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Amalie Benjamin – NHL.com Regional Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Tom Gulitti – NHL.com Regional Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Kings over Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy: Drew Doughty

Mike Morreale – NHL.com Staff Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings
Stanley Cup Final: Capitals over Kings

Brian Compton – NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Adam Kimmelman – NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

David Satriano – NHL.com Staff Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Pete Jensen – NHL.com Fantasy Insider

LAK – SJS Prediction: Sharks

Dave Stubbs – NHL.com Columnist

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Arpon Basu – LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

LAK – SJS Prediction: Kings

Robert Leflamme – LNH.com Senior Writer

LAK – SJS Prediction: Sharks

Matt Cubeta – NHL.com Director, International

LAK – SJS Prediction: Sharks

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