Despite getting swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Lightning are my favorite to win the Stanley Cup in 2019-20. They’ve kept their skilled core intact and have high expectations to win the Cup.
Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions
Atlantic: Lightning, Maple Leafs, Bruins
Metropolitan: Islanders, Capitals, Penguins
Wild Card: Panthers, Rangers, Devils, Jackets
East Champion: Lightning
Every team in the Western Conference will give the defending champion Blues their best shot this season. The Central Division may be the very best in the NHL.
Western Conference Playoff Predictions
Central: Blues, Predators, Stars
West: Sharks, Flames, Golden Knights
Wild Card: Canucks, Jets, Coyotes, Avs
West Champion: Blues
2020 Stanley Cup Champions: Lightning