With the new year on the horizon, we’re putting our boldest predictions for 2022 on the record.
From Canadian teams to the leagues they play in, and more, find the latest as they’re published right here.
Note: This page will continue to be updated as the final days of 2021 unfold. Check back daily for new stories.
Canadian NHL team predictions
3 bold Maple Leafs predictions for 2022
Does Jack Campbell stay? Will the Leafs win a playoff round? Ahead of the new year, Luke Fox makes three bold predictions for the boys in blue in 2022 (plus a few more).
3 bold Canucks predictions for 2022
Does Quinn Hughes have trophy votes in his future? Is coach Bruce Boudreau here to stay? Ahead of the new year, Iain MacIntyre makes three bold predictions for the Vancouver Canucks in 2022.
3 bold Senators predictions for 2022
Can Matt Murray find his game after a stint in Belleville? Will the Ottawa Senators continue to climb the standings after a promising December. Wayne Scanlan offers three bold predictions for the Senators in 2022.
3 bold Oilers predictions for 2022
For years the Oilers’ thinking has been to surround McDavid and Draisaitl with enough Top 6 wingers so they can thrive. The problem? Edmonton hasn’t won squat — and a major reason for that is a lack of depth. Mark Spector predicts that will change in 2022.
3 bold Flames predictions for 2022
Can Calgary and the Flames solve their issues and make an arena deal? Is Mark Giordano destined to return to Calgary in a trade? Eric Francis tries to answer these questions as he makes three bold Flames predictions for 2022.
3 bold Canadiens predictions for 2022
Does Brendan Gallagher get traded by this year’s deadline? Will the host city receive the first overall pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft? Ahead of the new year, Eric Engels makes three bold predictions for the Montreal Canadiens in 2022.
3 bold Jets predictions for 2022
Could Pierre-Luc Dubois sign a mega-contract? Will Kyle Connor finally get some overdue recognition? As the calendar flips to 2022, Ken Wiebe makes three bold predictions for the Winnipeg Jets in the new year.
League and sport predictions for the coming year
3 bold NHL predictions for 2022
The NHL hasn’t seen a threepeat champion since the New York Islanders opened the 1980s with a four-crown dynasty. This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will become the next one, cementing their place as the greatest team of the salary cap era.
5 bold basketball predictions for 2022
It seems every day players are entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols and games are being postponed. It’s logical to think a pause on the season might be in the cards in the near future, however, Steve Loung predicts that’s not going to happen.
5 bold NFL predictions for 2022
Throughout 2021, the NFL brought it all – drama, trades, triumph and disappointment. And that was all before the season even started. The NFL also brought us a sense of normalcy at times – Tom Brady did win the Super Bowl, after all… what’s more normal than that?
But now the future of football awaits, and 2022’s NFL holds plenty of intrigue.
5 bold MLB predictions for 2022
Will a new Blue Jays player win the AL batting? Can the next generation take the next step for the Rays and Royals? While baseball fans wait for the lockout to end, Ben Nicholson-Smith makes five bold predictions for the 2022 MLB season.
Bold F1 predictions for 2022
Could some big shakeups come to Mercedes? Will Mick Schumacher take the next step? After a whirlwind 2021 season, Jonathan Brazeau makes some bold predictions for the Formula 1 season.
Bold UFC predictions for 2022
Can Khamzat Chimaev take the next step towards stardom? Will Valentina Shevchenko end the year a double champion? As UFC slowly returns to normalcy, Mike Johnston makes some bold predictions for the 2022 UFC season.
5 bold world soccer predictions for 2022
In many ways, 2021 was a breakout year for Canadian soccer. The women’s team struck gold at the Tokyo Olympics, while the men’s side put the rest of CONCACAF on notice during the World Cup qualifiers. So, what’s in store for 2022? We gaze into the crystal ball and take a confident look at the year ahead.