Over the past few months, we have looked at specific teams in the Atlantic and Metro Divisions to see where teams might potentially land in the standings. With the regular season beginning today (yes, today!), here is a bit of a league primer, including rankings for all divisions, the league as a whole, and who will win what this season.

Regular Season Division Standings

The East

Atlantic                                                                                                          

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning                
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs
  3. Boston Bruins
  4. Florida Panthers
  5. Buffalo Sabres
  6. Montreal Canadiens
  7. Detroit Red Wings
  8. Ottawa Senators

Metro

  1. Washington Capitals
  2. Carolina Hurricanes
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins
  4. Philadelphia Flyers
  5. New Jersey Devils
  6. New York Islanders
  7. New York Rangers
  8. Columbus

The West

Pacific

  1. Vegas Golden Knights
  2. Calgary Flames
  3. San Jose Sharks
  4. Vancouver Canucks
  5. Arizona
  6. Anaheim
  7. Edmonton
  8. Los Angeles

Central

  1. Nashville
  2. St. Louis
  3. Dallas
  4. Colorado
  5. Winnipeg
  6. Chicago
  7. Minnesota

League Rankings (Teams with Most Points in Regular Season)

  1. Tampa Bay
  2. Toronto
  3. Washington
  4. Vegas
  5. Calgary
  6. Boston
  7. Nashville
  8. St. Louis
  9. Carolina
  10. San Jose
  11. Pittsburgh
  12. Dallas
  13. Colorado
  14. Philadelphia
  15. Florida
  16. Winnipeg
  17. Vancouver
  18. New Jersey
  19. New York Islanders
  20. Buffalo
  21. Montreal
  22. Arizona
  23. New York Rangers
  24. Chicago
  25. Minnesota
  26. Anaheim
  27. Edmonton
  28. Columbus
  29. Los Angeles
  30. Detroit
  31. Ottawa

Playoff Picture- Eastern Conference

  1. Tampa Bay
  2. Toronto
  3. Boston
  4. Washington
  5. Carolina
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Florida

Playoff Picture- Western Conference

  1. Vegas
  2. Calgary
  3. Nashville
  4. St.Louis
  5. San Jose
  6. Dallas
  7. Colorado
  8. Winnipeg

Award Winners

Stanley Cup Winner: Vegas Golden Knights

Runner-up: Toronto Maple Leafs

Regular Season President Trophy Winner: Tampa Bay Lightning

Hart Trophy (Regular Season MVP): Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado)

Conn Smyth (Playoff MVP): Mark Stone (Vegas)

Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike): Ryan O’Reilly (St. Louis)

Vezina (Top Goalie): Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay)

Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman): Roman Josi (Nashville)

Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward): Mark Stone (Vegas)

Maurice Richard (Most Goals): Alex Ovechkin (Washington)

Jack Adams (Coach of the Year): Joel Quenneville (Florida)

Art Ross (Most Points): Connor McDavid (Edmonton)

Calder (Rookie of the Year): Cole Makar (Colorado)

Potential Top 10 Scorers

  1. Connor McDavid (120 points, Edmonton)
  2. Nikita Kurcherov (118 points, Tampa Bay)
  3. Nate MacKinnon (109 points, Colorado)
  4. Mitchell Marner (104 points, Toronto)
  5. Johnny Gaudreau (102 points, Calgary)
  6. Patrick Kane (102 points, Chicago)
  7. Mikko Rantanen (100 points, Colorado)
  8. Leon Draisaitl (100 points, Edmonton)
  9. Steven Stamkos (100 points, Tampa Bay)
  10. John Tavares (98 points, Toronto)

Potential Top 10 Goal Scorers

  1. Alex Ovechkin (55 goals, Washington)
  2. Auston Matthews (52 goals, Toronto)
  3. Leon Draisaitl (50 goals, Edmonton)
  4. John Tavares (48 goals, Toronto)
  5. Connor McDavid (45 goals, Edmonton)
  6. Nathan MacKinnon (45 goals, Colorado)
  7. Alex DeBrincat (45 goals, Chicago)
  8. Brayden Point (44 goals, Tampa Bay)
  9. Steven Stamkos (42 goals, Tampa Bay)
  10. Patrik Laine (41 goals, Winnipeg)

Top 10 Defensemen in Points

  1. Brent Burns (75 points, San Jose)
  2. Erik Karlsson (72 points, San Jose)
  3. Morgan Reilley (68 points, Toronto)
  4. Victor Hedman (68 points, Tampa Bay)
  5. John Carlson (65 points, Washington)
  6. Roman Josi (65 points, Nashville)
  7. Kris Letang (63 points, Pittsburgh)
  8. Mark Giordano (62 points, Calgary)
  9. John Klingberg (61 points, Dallas)
  10. P.K. Subban (60 points, New Jersey)

Top 10 Defensemen Goal Scoring

  1. Brent Burns (22 goals, San Jose)
  2. Morgan Reilly (18 goals, Toronto)
  3. John Carlson (18 goals, Washington)
  4. Dougie Hamilton (18 goals, Carolina)
  5. Shea Weber (18 goals, Montreal)
  6. Victor Hedman (16 goals, Tampa Bay)
  7. Thomas Chabot (15 goals, Ottawa)
  8. Kris Letang (15 goals, Pittsburgh)
  9. Roman Josi (14 goals, Nashville)
  10. Torey Krug (14 goals, Boston)

Top 10 Goalies (Save Percentage)

  1. Andrei Vasilevskiy (.929, Tampa Bay)
  2. Ben Bishop (.923, Dallas)
  3. John Gibson (.923, Anaheim)
  4. Frederik Andersen (.922, Toronto)
  5. Sergei Bobrovsky (.920, Florida)
  6. Semeon Varlamov (.920, New York Islanders)
  7. Marc-Andre Fleury (.918, Vegas)
  8. Juuse Saros (.918, Nashville)
  9. Pekka Rinne (.916, Nashville)
  10. Carey Price (.915, Montreal)

 

Enjoy the season, everybody!