‘As is tradition’, hockey writers are required (perhaps by law) to publicly state their predictions on who’ll win the Stanley Cup, which coach will be fired first and which players will scoop the individual awards at the NHL’s glitzy end of season bash.
To ensure One Puck Short doesn’t fall foul of the hockey police, I humble submit my predictions for the end of season honours:
The One Puck Short Podcast returns with a look at all 30 NHL teams before the puck drops on the 2015/16 season tomorrow night.
Can the Kings bounce back? Will Edmonton or Buffalo make the cut? And which General Manager might be practising voodoo?
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