NHL 2014-15: Team previews, predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier takes a stick to the mask from Philadelphia Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Counting down the final 30 days to puck drop on the 2014-15 NHL season, Sportsnet.ca is previewing all 30 NHL teams in reverse order of how we believe they will finish the regular season.

A dozen reporters and analysts from Sportsnet’s hockey brain trust — Doug MacLean, John Shannon, Chris Johnston, Damien Cox, Mark Spector, et al. — submitted a list ranking all the teams in order of how they believe the upcoming NHL season will shake out. We crunched the numbers and will be unveiling our consensus standings prediction from worst to first.

Three days till puck drop!

30. Buffalo Sabres

29. Calgary Flames

28. Carolina Hurricanes

27. Florida Panthers

26. Ottawa Senators

25. Winnipeg Jets

24. Edmonton Oilers

23. Nashville Predators

22. Arizona Coyotes

21. New York Islanders

20. New Jersey Devils

19. Toronto Maple Leafs

18. Washington Capitals

17. Vancouver Canucks

16. Philadelphia Flyers

15. Detroit Red Wings

14. Dallas Stars

13. Columbus Blue Jackets

12. Colorado Avalanche

11. Minnesota Wild

10. New York Rangers

9. Montreal Canadiens

8. San Jose Sharks

7. Tampa Bay Lightning

6. Los Angeles Kings

5. Pittsburgh Penguins

4. St. Louis Blues

3. Boston Bruins

2. Anaheim Ducks

1. Chicago Blackhawks