Finally. After a long summer, NHL hockey is back. It's the time of year where every team is still in contention...even the Maple Leafs...and the time to make some season predictions.
There are more predictions as to who is going to win the Stanley Cup than can be counted. Those predictions are good, but the NHL is more than just the ultimate winner.
There are the surprise stories, the controversies, the near-misses and the annual Canucks collapse to look forward to.
What will those things look like this year?
Here are 40 predictions. Some of them are bold, some of them are dumb and some are obvious.
What do you think will happen this year?