NHL Projected Division Winners

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistNovember 20, 2011

It's never too early to do NHL playoff predictions, so why not start now?

The Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings got off to the hottest starts this year, but have sputtered since then. Will they be able to bounce back and win their division or will they sputter out and limp into the playoffs?

The Pittsburgh Penguins have yet to play with their star player Sidney Crosby this year, but have been led by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and winger James Neal. Will they be able to continue the trend or will they fail to topple the Philadelphia Flyers for the division crown?

The Boston Bruins are in the midst of a Stanley Cup hangover and will be hoping to turn things around, but will they be able to catch the scorching hot Buffalo Sabres? Out west, the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks both look like teams to beat, but will their success continue?

There's only one way to find out! Be sure to watch this year's early playoff predictions and comment below with your thoughts!

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