Sportsnet NHL Insider predictions for 2022-23 season

Ken Reid is joined by Sam Cosentino and Hailey Salvian to discuss which rookie will have the most impact, who has the best team in Alberta, and who is underrated heading into the regular season.

The NHL is back. Though the regular season officially got under way last week with a couple of games in Europe, the first games in North America begin Tuesday, and in Canada on Wednesday.

We've assembled a panel of 20 Sportsnet experts to share their predictions on things such as the Cup winner, individual award winners, which organization Patrick Kane will be a part of after this season's trade deadline, and more.

TEAM QUESTIONS

Atlantic Division regular season winner

Elliotte Friedman: Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff Marek: Toronto Maple Leafs
David Amber: Tampa Bay Lightning
Justin Bourne: Tampa Bay Lightning
Nick Kypreos: Toronto Maple Leafs
Wayne Scanlan: Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Engels: Toronto Maple Leafs
Sam Cosentino: Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Francis: Florida Panthers
Iain MacIntyre: Toronto Maple Leafs
Jason Bukala: Tampa Bay Lightning
Luke Fox: Toronto Maple Leafs
Sean Reynolds: Toronto Maple Leafs
Caroline Cameron: Toronto Maple Leafs
Dan Murphy: Toronto Maple Leafs
Christine Simpson: Toronto Maple Leafs
Gord Stellick: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Dixon: Tampa Bay Lightning
Mark Spector: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Wiebe: Toronto Maple Leafs

Metro Division regular season winner

Elliotte Friedman: Carolina Hurricanes
Jeff Marek: Carolina Hurricanes
David Amber: New York Rangers
Justin Bourne: New York Rangers
Nick Kypreos: New York Rangers
Wayne Scanlan: New York Rangers
Eric Engels: Pittsburgh Penguins
Sam Cosentino: New York Rangers
Eric Francis: Carolina Hurricanes
Iain MacIntyre: Carolina Hurricanes
Jason Bukala: Carolina Hurricanes
Luke Fox: Carolina Hurricanes
Sean Reynolds: Carolina Hurricanes
Caroline Cameron: Carolina Hurricanes
Dan Murphy: Carolina Hurricanes
Christine Simpson: Carolina Hurricanes
Gord Stellick: Carolina Hurricanes
Ryan Dixon: New York Rangers
Mark Spector: Carolina Hurricanes
Ken Wiebe: Carolina Hurricanes

Pacific Division regular season winner

Elliotte Friedman: Calgary Flames
Jeff Marek: Edmonton Oilers
David Amber: Edmonton Oilers
Justin Bourne: Edmonton Oilers
Nick Kypreos: Edmonton Oilers
Wayne Scanlan: Calgary Flames
Eric Engels: Calgary Flames
Sam Cosentino: Calgary Flames
Eric Francis: Edmonton Oilers
Iain MacIntyre: Edmonton Oilers
Jason Bukala: Calgary Flames
Luke Fox: Calgary Flames
Sean Reynolds: Edmonton Oilers
Caroline Cameron: Calgary Flames
Dan Murphy: Calgary Flames
Christine Simpson: Edmonton Oilers
Gord Stellick: Calgary Flames
Ryan Dixon: Calgary Flames
Mark Spector: Edmonton Oilers
Ken Wiebe: Edmonton Oilers

Central Division regular season winner

Elliotte Friedman: Colorado Avalanche
Jeff Marek: St. Louis Blues
David Amber: Minnesota Wild
Justin Bourne: Colorado Avalanche
Nick Kypreos: Colorado Avalanche
Wayne Scanlan: Colorado Avalanche
Eric Engels: Colorado Avalanche
Sam Cosentino: Colorado Avalanche
Eric Francis: Colorado Avalanche
Iain MacIntyre: Colorado Avalanche
Jason Bukala: Colorado Avalanche
Luke Fox: Colorado Avalanche
Sean Reynolds: Colorado Avalanche
Caroline Cameron: Colorado Avalanche
Dan Murphy: Colorado Avalanche
Christine Simpson: Colorado Avalanche
Gord Stellick: St. Louis Blues
Ryan Dixon: Colorado Avalanche
Mark Spector: Colorado Avalanche
Ken Wiebe: Colorado Avalanche

Conference champions

Elliotte Friedman: Colorado and Tampa is too boring, so I'm going with...Edmonton and Carolina
Jeff Marek: Colorado, Toronto
David Amber: Calgary, NY Rangers
Justin Bourne: Edmonton, Tampa Bay
Nick Kypreos: Colorado, Tampa Bay
Wayne Scanlan: Colorado, Tampa Bay
Eric Engels: Colorado, Carolina
Sam Cosentino: Edmonton, NY Rangers
Eric Francis: Colorado, Carolina
Iain MacIntyre: Edmonton, Tampa Bay
Jason Bukala: Calgary, Carolina
Luke Fox: Calgary, NY Rangers
Sean Reynolds: Colorado, Toronto
Caroline Cameron: Colorado, Carolina
Dan Murphy: Colorado, Toronto
Christine Simpson: Colorado, NY Rangers
Gord Stellick: Colorado, Toronto
Ryan Dixon: Colorado, Carolina
Mark Spector: Calgary, Carolina
Ken Wiebe: Colorado, Carolina

Stanley Cup winner

Elliotte Friedman: Edmonton Oilers
Jeff Marek: Colorado Avalanche
David Amber: New York Rangers
Justin Bourne: Tampa Bay Lightning
Nick Kypreos: Tampa Bay Lightning
Wayne Scanlan: Colorado Avalanche
Eric Engels: Colorado Avalanche
Sam Cosentino: Edmonton Oilers
Eric Francis: Carolina Hurricanes
Iain MacIntyre: Tampa Bay Lightning
Jason Bukala: Carolina Hurricanes
Luke Fox: New York Rangers
Sean Reynolds: Colorado Avalanche
Caroline Cameron: Colorado Avalanche
Dan Murphy: Colorado Avalanche
Christine Simpson: Colorado Avalanche
Gord Stellick: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Dixon: Colorado Avalanche
Mark Spector: Carolina Hurricanes
Ken Wiebe: Colorado Avalanche

Team most likely to exceed expectations

Elliotte Friedman: Seattle Kraken
Jeff Marek: New Jersey Devils
David Amber: Winnipeg Jets
Justin Bourne: Vegas Golden Knights
Nick Kypreos: Columbus Blue Jackets
Wayne Scanlan: Ottawa Senators
Eric Engels: New Jersey Devils
Sam Cosentino: Buffalo Sabres
Eric Francis: Minnesota Wild
Iain MacIntyre: Seattle Kraken
Jason Bukala: Detroit Red Wings
Luke Fox: Detroit Red Wings
Sean Reynolds: Ottawa Senators
Caroline Cameron: Los Angeles Kings
Dan Murphy: New Jersey Devils
Christine Simpson: Ottawa Senators
Gord Stellick: Buffalo Sabres
Ryan Dixon: Winnipeg Jets
Mark Spector: Vancouver Canucks
Ken Wiebe: Columbus Blue Jackets

Team most likely to disappoint

Elliotte Friedman: Philadelphia Flyers
Jeff Marek: Washington Capitals
David Amber: Washington Capitals
Justin Bourne: Florida Panthers
Nick Kypreos: Vegas Golden Knights
Wayne Scanlan: Boston Bruins
Eric Engels: Ottawa Senators
Sam Cosentino: Vegas Golden Knights
Eric Francis: Vegas Golden Knights
Iain MacIntyre: Florida Panthers
Jason Bukala: Florida Panthers
Luke Fox: Washington Capitals
Sean Reynolds: Vegas Golden Knights
Caroline Cameron: Tampa Bay Lightning
Dan Murphy: Pittsburgh Penguins
Christine Simpson: Florida Panthers
Gord Stellick: Florida Panthers
Ryan Dixon: Edmonton Oilers
Mark Spector: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Wiebe: Boston Bruins

AWARD QUESTIONS

Hart Trophy winner

Elliotte Friedman: Connor McDavid
Jeff Marek: Cale Makar
David Amber: Connor McDavid
Justin Bourne: Connor McDavid
Nick Kypreos: Connor McDavid
Wayne Scanlan: Connor McDavid
Eric Engels: Connor McDavid
Sam Cosentino: Connor McDavid
Eric Francis: Cale Makar
Iain MacIntyre: Cale Makar
Jason Bukala: Connor McDavid
Luke Fox: Connor McDavid
Sean Reynolds: Connor McDavid
Caroline Cameron: Auston Matthews
Dan Murphy: Connor McDavid
Christine Simpson: Connor McDavid
Gord Stellick: Connor McDavid
Ryan Dixon: Igor Shesterkin
Mark Spector: Connor McDavid
Ken Wiebe: Connor McDavid

Art Ross Trophy winner

Elliotte Friedman: Connor McDavid
Jeff Marek: Connor McDavid
David Amber: Connor McDavid
Justin Bourne: Connor McDavid
Nick Kypreos: Connor McDavid
Wayne Scanlan: Connor McDavid
Eric Engels: Connor McDavid
Sam Cosentino: Connor McDavid
Eric Francis: Connor McDavid
Iain MacIntyre: Connor McDavid
Jason Bukala: Connor McDavid
Luke Fox: Connor McDavid
Sean Reynolds: Connor McDavid
Caroline Cameron: Connor McDavid
Dan Murphy: Connor McDavid
Christine Simpson: Connor McDavid
Gord Stellick: Connor McDavid
Ryan Dixon: Nikita Kucherov
Mark Spector: Connor McDavid
Ken Wiebe: Connor McDavid

Calder Trophy winner

Elliotte Friedman: Owen Power
Jeff Marek: Mason McTavish
David Amber: Matty Beniers
Justin Bourne: Owen Power
Nick Kypreos: Owen Power
Wayne Scanlan: Jake Sanderson
Eric Engels: Mason McTavish
Sam Cosentino: Mason McTavish
Eric Francis: Marco Rossi
Iain MacIntyre: Matty Beniers
Jason Bukala: Matty Beniers
Luke Fox: Matty Beniers
Sean Reynolds: Cole Perfetti
Caroline Cameron: Matty Beniers
Dan Murphy: Matty Beniers
Christine Simpson: Matty Beniers
Gord Stellick: Jake Sanderson
Ryan Dixon: Cole Perfetti
Mark Spector: Owen Power
Ken Wiebe: Kent Johnson

Norris Trophy winner

Elliotte Friedman: Cale Makar
Jeff Marek: Cale Makar
David Amber: Victor Hedman
Justin Bourne: Cale Makar
Nick Kypreos: Cale Makar
Wayne Scanlan: Cale Makar
Eric Engels: Cale Makar
Sam Cosentino: Cale Makar
Eric Francis: Cale Makar
Iain MacIntyre: Cale Makar
Jason Bukala: Cale Makar
Luke Fox: Cale Makar
Sean Reynolds: Cale Makar
Caroline Cameron: Cale Makar
Dan Murphy: Cale Makar
Christine Simpson: Cale Makar
Gord Stellick: Cale Makar
Ryan Dixon: Adam Fox
Mark Spector: Cale Makar
Ken Wiebe: Cale Makar

Vezina Trophy winner

Elliotte Friedman: Thatcher Demko
Jeff Marek: Igor Shesterkin
David Amber: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Justin Bourne: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Nick Kypreos: Igor Shesterkin
Wayne Scanlan: Igor Shesterkin
Eric Engels: Igor Shesterkin
Sam Cosentino: Igor Shesterkin
Eric Francis: Jacob Markstrom
Iain MacIntyre: Andrei Vasilevskiy
Jason Bukala: Jacob Markstrom
Luke Fox: Ilya Sorokin
Sean Reynolds: Connor Hellebuyck
Caroline Cameron: Igor Shesterkin
Dan Murphy: Thatcher Demko
Christine Simpson: Igor Shesterkin
Gord Stellick: Igor Shesterkin
Ryan Dixon: Igor Shesterkin
Mark Spector: Thatcher Demko
Ken Wiebe: Connor Hellebuyck

Jack Adams Award winner

Elliotte Friedman: Rick Bowness
Jeff Marek: Jon Cooper
David Amber: Gerard Gallant
Justin Bourne: Jay Woodcroft
Nick Kypreos: Jay Woodcroft
Wayne Scanlan: Darryl Sutter
Eric Engels: Rod Brind'Amour
Sam Cosentino: Gerard Gallant
Eric Francis: D.J. Smith
Iain MacIntyre: Jay Woodcroft
Jason Bukala: Jon Cooper
Luke Fox: Jim Montgomery
Sean Reynolds: Jay Woodcroft
Caroline Cameron: Rick Bowness
Dan Murphy: Jay Woodcroft
Christine Simpson: Rod Brind'Amour
Gord Stellick: Bruce Boudreau
Ryan Dixon: Jared Bednar
Mark Spector: Rick Bowness
Ken Wiebe: Brad Larsen

MISCELLANEOUS

How many points will the Art Ross winner score?

Elliotte Friedman: 135
Jeff Marek: 120
David Amber: 140
Justin Bourne: 140
Nick Kypreos: 137
Wayne Scanlan: 125
Eric Engels: 126
Sam Cosentino: 126
Eric Francis: 123
Iain MacIntyre: 122
Jason Bukala: 138
Luke Fox: 117
Sean Reynolds: 131
Caroline Cameron: 129
Dan Murphy: 121
Christine Simpson: 125
Gord Stellick: 140
Ryan Dixon: 128
Mark Spector: 130
Ken Wiebe: 119

How many goals will the Rocket Richard winner score?

Elliotte Friedman: 70
Jeff Marek: 60
David Amber: 57
Justin Bourne: 58
Nick Kypreos: 55
Wayne Scanlan: 61
Eric Engels: 57
Sam Cosentino: 70
Eric Francis: 59
Iain MacIntyre: 60
Jason Bukala: 57
Luke Fox: 61
Sean Reynolds: 63
Caroline Cameron: 67
Dan Murphy: 49
Christine Simpson: 62
Gord Stellick: 57
Ryan Dixon: 56
Mark Spector: 60
Ken Wiebe: 61

Which organization will Patrick Kane be a part of after the trade deadline?

Elliotte Friedman: New York Rangers
Jeff Marek: New York Rangers
Justin Bourne: Chicago Blackhawks
Nick Kypreos: Chicago Blackhawks
Wayne Scanlan: Buffalo Sabres
Eric Engels: New York Rangers
Sam Cosentino: Buffalo Sabres
Eric Francis: Edmonton Oilers
Iain MacIntyre: Los Angeles Kings
Jason Bukala: Carolina Hurricanes
Luke Fox: New York Rangers
Sean Reynolds: Edmonton Oilers
Caroline Cameron: New York Rangers
Dan Murphy: Colorado Avalanche
Christine Simpson: New York Rangers
Gord Stellick: New York Rangers
Ryan Dixon: Los Angeles Kings
Mark Spector: New York Rangers
Ken Wiebe: New York Rangers

Which Canadian team will finish with the most regular season points?

Elliotte Friedman: Calgary Flames
Jeff Marek: Edmonton Oilers
David Amber: Edmonton Oilers
Justin Bourne: Edmonton Oilers
Nick Kypreos: Edmonton Oilers
Wayne Scanlan: Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Engels: Calgary Flames
Sam Cosentino: Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Francis: Toronto Maple Leafs
Iain MacIntyre: Edmonton Oilers
Jason Bukala: Calgary Flames
Luke Fox: Toronto Maple Leafs
Sean Reynolds: Edmonton Oilers
Caroline Cameron: Toronto Maple Leafs
Dan Murphy: Toronto Maple Leafs
Christine Simpson: Edmonton Oilers
Gord Stellick: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Dixon: Calgary Flames
Mark Spector: Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Wiebe: Toronto Maple Leafs

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