I can’t tell you if there’s going to be hockey this year.
I can’t tell you if the owners and players will reach a 50-50 split in revenue.
I can’t tell you if Phoenix or Long Island will retain teams or if Kansas City, Seattle or Quebec City will have their own clubs in the future.
And I can’t tell you if players will have longer restricted free agency or mandated shorter contracts.
What I can tell you is that I know exactly where each team will be in the final league-wide standings at the end of the year, regardless of if the season is actually played.
I don’t have a crystal ball or a time machine…just the amazing powers of prediction.
And with this awesome power I will rank all 30 NHL teams based on how they will perform next season following free agency.