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Staff predictions: How are the Bruins going to do this season?

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Predictions! They’re never right, but they’re always fun. Here’s what our crew has to say about this coming season.


Dan

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Columbus Blue Jackets

Central winner: Winnipeg Jets

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Carolina Hurricanes

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose to Nashville in the Cup Final

Jason

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Pittsburgh Penguins

Central winner: Nashville Predators

Pacific winner: Anaheim Ducks

Surprise team: Arizona Coyotes

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose to Tampa Bay in the second round

Sky

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Pittsburgh Penguins

Central winner: Nashville Predators

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Florida Panthers

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Go to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Whatever happens after that is anyone's guess.

Matt

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Pittsburgh Penguins

Central winner: St. Louis Blues

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Chicago Blackhawks

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose to Toronto in Game 7 of the first round.

Adam

Atlantic winner: Boston Bruins (hey, they were one point behind Tampa. They can gain two more.)

Metropolitan winner: Washington Capitals

Central winner: St. Louis Blues

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Columbus Blue Jackets

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose in the second round, likely to Pittsburgh.

Shawn

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Columbus Blue Jackets

Central winner: Winnipeg Jets

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Arizona Coyotes

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose first round

Sam

(Editor’s note: This is my wife. She thought my picks were bad, and said I should post hers so everyone can see she knows more than me. Here goes nothing.)

Atlantic winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan winner: Pittsburgh Penguins

Central winner: Nashville Predators

Pacific winner: San Jose Sharks

Surprise team: Florida Panthers

At the end of the season, the Bruins will: Lose in the first round to Pittsburgh.