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With the 2017-18 NHL season upon us, the staff here at Buffalo Hockey Central have submitted predictions for where teams will finish in their respective conferences. We took all 11 contributors and averaged out the standings, giving us a good look at each team’s expected finish.

On Monday, we’ll post our prediction for the Stanley Cup winners.

For now, we ranked them as to where they will finish in their conference. After combining all of our predictions, here’s what the BHC staff believes the standings will look like by the end of the regular season:

Cumulative predictions

Rank
Team
Avg. Rank
1. Pittsburgh2.0
2. Washington2.9
3. Columbus4.0
4. Rangers4.8
5. Tampa Bay5.1
6. Toronto5.4
7. Montreal7.4
8. Ottawa7.7
9. Buffalo8.2
10. Boston9.1
11. Philadelphia11.9
12. Islanders12.0
13. Florida12.6
14. Carolina12.6
15. New Jersey14.4
16. Detroit15.4
Rank
Team
Avg. Rank
1. Chicago2.6
2. Edmonton2.8
3. Minnesota4.2
4. Anaheim4.3
5. Nashville4.6
6. Calgary7.0
7. San Jose7.0
8. St. Louis7.6
9. Dallas7.8
10. Winnipeg9.2
11. Los Angeles9.3
12. Arizona12.6
13. Vancouver12.8
14. Las Vegas12.9
15. Colorado14.7

What do you think?

Below, you can find each contributor’s individual predictions as well.

BHC staff predictions

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Let us know your predictions in the comments below. We’ll revisit them all at the end of the season. 

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NHL Standings

DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
A4631-12-365
A4527-10-862
A4826-17-557
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
M4828-15-561
M4524-13-856
M4726-18-355
Wild Card leaders:
M4723-16-854
M4824-19-553
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M4925-21-353
M4824-20-452
M4721-18-850
A4519-20-644
A4719-22-644
A4518-20-743
A4415-20-939
A4611-26-931
DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
C4828-13-763
C4528-11-662
C4928-18-359
Pacific Division Leaders:
P4631-11-466
P4626-14-658
P4725-16-657
Wild Card leaders:
C4827-17-458
C4627-16-357
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C4826-17-557
P4725-17-555
P4822-17-953
C4722-19-650
P4721-23-345
P4718-23-642
P4912-28-933