EA Predictions for the 2017 Stanley Cup

EA Sports continues their tradition of predicting the NHL season, and the results of this years Stanley Cup are here through NHL 17!

EA SPORTS is continuing their yearly tradition of simulating the upcoming NHL season, and has simulated the 2016-2017 season using NHL 17, and the results are right here, right now!

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This isn't the breakdown of each and every team's results, but we have EA SPORTS have simulated 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from each division here today. If you wanted to know which teams NHL 17 has predicted to place high, see below:

Eastern Conference:


  1.   1. Tampa Bay Lightning - 107 pts
  2.   2. Montreal Canadiens – 99 pts
  3.   3. Washington Capitals – 97 pts


Metropolitan Division:

  1. Washington Capitals – 97 pts
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins – 93 pts
  3. Philadelphia Flyers – 93 pts
 Atlantic Division:
  1. Tampa Bay Lightning – 107 pts
  2. Montreal Canadiens – 99 pts
  3. Florida Panthers – 93 pts
Western Conference Standings:
  1. Nashville Predators – 110 pts
  2. Dallas Stars – 107 pts
  3. San Jose Sharks – 107 pts
Central Division:
  1. Nashville Predators – 110 pts
  2. Dallas Stars – 107 pts
  3. Chicago Blackhawks – 102 pts
Pacific Division:
  1. San Jose Sharks – 107 pts
  2. Los Angeles Kings – 93 pts
  3. Edmonton Oilers – 85 pts

Stanley Cup Finals



Congratulations on a well-earned hypothetical victory Nashville! 

End of Season Award Winners:
  • Presidents’ Trophy: Nashville Predators
  • Conn Smythe Trophy: Filip Forsberg (NSH)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy: Connor McDavid (STL)
  • Art Ross Trophy: Connor McDavid (EDM)
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy: Brent Burns (SJS)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy: Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
  • Vezina Trophy: Carey Price (MTL)
  • William M. Jennings Trophy: Martin Jones (SJS)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy: Anze Kopitar (LA)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Backstrom (WAS)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy: Auston Matthews (TOR)
  • Ted Lindsay Award: Connor McDavid (EDM)

Will EA SPORTS' simulation be correct? Will NHL 17's victorious outcome for the Nashville Predators become reality? Only time will tell.

For those of you interested in the actual NHL 17 game, it is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One, and you can watch the trailer down below:

Published Oct. 6th 2016
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