Forgot to make other predictions, so I'll put them all in one place. The Devils and Avs will both return to the playoffs. The Blue Jackets will implode spectacularly and early. Panarin will be shipped off by the trade deadline. Tortorella will lose his job at the end of the year. With all that said, they'll still finish sixth in the Metro above the Rangers and Islanders. The Ducks will fall off a cliff and finish seventh in the Pacific, only ahead of the Canucks. The Golden Dawn... er, Knights will have regression from Karlsson and Fleury, and their defense will be legitimately bad. But given how weak the Pacific is as well as their two additions at center, they'll still make the playoffs. They'll finish second with a sizable gap between them and the Sharks. Five teams will make the playoffs from the Central and the Wild won't be one of them. The Blackhawks will be a bottom five team and will be rewarded for it with the first overall pick. Jets over Maple Leafs in the Cup Finals.