2018-19 NHL Preview

Our NHL preview includes playoff predictions, award predictions, and more as hockey officially returns tonight.

The 2018-19 NHL season officially opens tonight. Let’s forecast the upcoming season.


Eastern Conference

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs
  4. Boston Bruins
  5. Washington Capitals
  6. New Jersey Devils
  7. Carolina Hurricanes
  8. Florida Panthers

Western Conference

  1. Nashville Predators
  2. San Jose Sharks
  3. Winnipeg Jets
  4. St. Louis Blues
  5. Vegas Golden Knights
  6. Edmonton Oilers
  7. Los Angeles Kings
  8. Dallas Stars


Eastern Final: Toronto over Washington

Western Final: Nashville over Edmonton

Stanley Cup Final: Toronto over Nashville 



  • Art Ross – Connor McDavid, EDM
  • MVP – Connor McDavid, EDM
  • Calder – Casey Mittelstadt, BUF
  • Vezina – Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB
  • Norris – John Klingberg, DAL
  • Selke – Aleksander Barkov, FLA
  • Adams – Rod Brind’Amour, CAR


Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer at The Roe Report.  He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and was a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, and NHL Intel.  Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.