NHL Predictions: 50 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season

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NHL Predictions: 50 Bold Predictions for the Upcoming Season
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The new NHL season is not far away, and before you know it training camps will begin.

The Boston Bruins will be going into the season as defending Stanley Cup champions for the first time in 39 years, but will they repeat?

No team has repeated as Cup champs since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998.

There are also some players who had great years last year despite being at the end of their careers, like Red Wings defenseman and captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who at age 41 won his seventh Norris trophy.

Will he be able to have another stellar season in 2011-12?

Let's take a look at 50 bold predictions for the upcoming hockey season.

These predictions are in no particular order.

Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins featured columnist for Bleacher Report, and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston. Follow him on Twitter for NHL news and analysis. 

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