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Why They Will Win

Wild will ride Staal, experience to Stanley Cup

Center's resurgence, play of Dubnyk deliver championship to Minnesota

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Minnesota Wild will win the Stanley Cup because they have the experience and depth required to win a championship.

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Jets will use Laine, high-powered offense to Stanley Cup

Depth to help Winnipeg become first Canadian team to win title in 25 years

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Winnipeg Jets will win the Stanley Cup for the first time because of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and their high-powered offense.

Hellebuyck had a breakout season, winning more than 40 games, and was among the NHL leaders in wins, goals-against average and save percentage.

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Kings will win Stanley Cup behind Kopitar, Doughty

Core of past championship teams brings Los Angeles another title

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The Los Angeles Kings will win the Stanley Cup because they know what it takes to do it.

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Lightning will ride high-powered offense to Stanley Cup

Kucherov, Stamkos have enough to bring championship to Tampa Bay

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning will win the Stanley Cup this season because finding ways to score and finding ways to win is what they have done all season.

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Bruins will win Cup behind mix of veterans, rookies

Chara, Marchand, McAvoy, Donato to bring Boston first title since 2011

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy. The old and the new. The last generation and the next. 

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Maple Leafs will win first Stanley Cup since 1967

Matthews, Marner, Andersen lead group that will bring title back to Toronto

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TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will win their first Stanley Cup since 1967 because they have their deepest roster in decades and a front office with a winning pedigree.

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Predators will ride goaltending, forward depth to Cup

Rinne, Subban, Forsberg bring first title to Nashville

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Nashville Predators came within two victories of winning the Stanley Cup last season, falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. This time around, they will not be denied. 

With the strongest defensive group in the League, stellar goaltending and forward depth that can match up with anyone, the Predators will win the Stanley Cup.

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Flyers will ride Giroux to Stanley Cup

Forward's elite-level play, balanced scoring to bring Philadelphia first title since 1975

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Philadelphia Flyers will win the Stanley Cup because forward Claude Giroux's MVP-caliber play will continue all the way through June, bringing the organization its first championship since 1975.

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Penguins will win third straight Stanley Cup title behind Crosby, Malkin

Experience, forward depth, goaltending of Murray reasons why Pittsburgh completes three-peat

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins will win the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive season because they have everything.

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Blue Jackets will win Stanley Cup behind Tortorella, Bobrovsky

Coach's big-game experience, goalie's play will carry Columbus to championship

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Columbus Blue Jackets will win the Stanley Cup because they have a coach with a proven track record and the goaltending necessary to win a championship.

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