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2019-20 NHL picks: Stanley Cup, division winners and awards

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:

Atlantic Division

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).