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Oilers will win Stanley Cup led by McDavid, defense

Edmonton will use experience of past failures to win sixth title

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Lessons learned about how important defense is in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be the biggest reason the Edmonton Oilers will win their sixth Cup championship and first since 1990.

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Penguins will win Stanley Cup led by core of Crosby, Malkin, Letang

Goaltending, coaching among reasons Pittsburgh will claim fourth title in 14 seasons

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins are largely a team of proven veterans looking to prove that they have plenty left to win the Stanley Cup.

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Maple Leafs will win Stanley Cup thanks to Matthews, Giordano

Forward, defenseman to help exorcise past demons for first title since 1967

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

To erase history, the Toronto Maple Leafs will make history.

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Lightning will win Stanley Cup led by Vasilevskiy, experience

Tampa Bay has scoring, defense to complete three-peat

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won eight consecutive series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Predators will win Stanley Cup led by Saros, Josi

Offensive production from Duchene, Forsberg to also spur Nashville's first championship

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

A team capable of making a long, productive run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs needs three critical elements -- goaltending, a leader on defense, and an offense capable of pushing the pace at key moments.

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Kings will win Stanley Cup led by Quick, core group

Looking to repeat surprising run to 2012 championship in Brown's farewell tour

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings have unexpectedly won the Stanley Cup before. They can do it again.

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Hurricanes will win Stanley Cup led by scoring depth, penalty kill

Aho leads way among 11 goal-scorers in double figures, DeAngelo, Slavin anchor one of NHL's best defenses

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes will win the Stanley Cup because they have unmatched depth at every position.

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Flames will win Stanley Cup led by Markstrom, top line

Goalie, combo of Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Lindholm will help Calgary capture first title since 1989

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Calgary Flames will parlay an entire season of playing with a focus on defense into their second Stanley Cup championship.

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Stars will win Stanley Cup led by veteran core, Robertson, Oettinger

Pavelski off most productive season at age 37, young forward, goalie emerging young players

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Dallas Stars are familiar with this road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the difficulty of getting to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Avalanche will win Stanley Cup led by MacKinnon, supporting cast

Finally break through after three straight years of playoff disappointment

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Nathan MacKinnon vented his frustration after the Colorado Avalanche lost in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.

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