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Some reckless (and not so reckless) predictions for the 2021 NHL season

Ready, set, sprint! It will be far from a traditional NHL season, but despite the restrictions, the concerns, the financial ramifications, the variables, and the fact we won’t have the opportunity to even blink over the next four months, it sets up to be one of the most fascinating, most exciting stretches of hockey imaginable. How it’s all going to shake down is anyone’s guess, but it wouldn’t be preview season without some reckless predictions. So here we go.

Connor McDavid wins the Rocket

It feels like this should be a very special season for the Edmonton Oilers captain, who just seems to always rise to the occasion in all-Canadian matchups, having scored comfortably over a point per game so far in his career versus every team he’s eligible to play against this regular season.