The puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL season on Wednesday night, including the St. Louis Blues raising their championship banner, and the San Jose Sharks visiting the Vegas Golden Knights for a renewal of their budding rivalry.
But we're looking way ahead today, answering the big questions: Who will win the Stanley Cup? Who are the favorites for all the major awards? Here are our picks:
This division is a pretty clear split between a trio of elite teams (Tampa Bay, Boston and Toronto), three teams that need another year or so (Ottawa, Detroit and Buffalo) and a couple teams that could go either way (Montreal and Florida).