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EA Sports put out their predictions the other day. Amusing, but sometimes they get some things right. If I remember right, the 2011 predictions were fairly accurate.

For interest sake, here is last season predictions (pre-covid)

Summary for 2020/2021:




Hart Trophy and Rocket Richard Trophy:     Austin Mathews
Norris:      Quinn Hughes
Calder:      Alexis Lafreniere
Conn Smythe:      Nathan MacKinnon



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5 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Haha, there was a time when they used to be bang-on with their predictions in the early 2010s, but the last few years haven’t been nearly close or correct.

I think that's a good indicator that they haven't really updated the games in a decade :lol:

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Here is the 2011 predictions which can be found in wayback machine.


EA SPORTS NHL 11 Predicts the Vancouver Canucks to end Stanley Cup Drought

The game that predicted last spring’s Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory has called for the same team to be knocked out of the first round of the playoffs this year.  While at the same time the Vancouver Canucks look to dominate the season and leave all teams in their wake en route to their first Stanley Cup victory since they were named the Millionaires back in 1915.
Today EA SPORTS released the Official NHL 11 Simulation as the regular season kicks-off tomorrow and teams begin the 82-game journey down the long road to the Stanley Cup.  According to the sim, the defending champs will finish fifth and be knocked out in the first round by the ever improving LA Kings, led by eventual James Norris Memorial Trophy winner Drew Doughty in a series that would go seven games.  The Kings will advance to the Conference Finals after beating the Sharks who got past the Coyotes in the Quarters.

The Canucks, who will capture the President’s Trophy with 50+ wins on a 109-point season, will cruise through the first round with a 4-1 series win over the Flames before turning away the Blues for the second time in three years in a seven game set.  They will then advance to the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the LA Kings 4-2 knocking them out of the playoffs for the second year in a row.

In the East the Sabres, behind Vezina Trophy winner Ryan Miller, will send the Devils packing with one of two sweeps in the simulation.  In the other sweep, the Capitals led by Maurice Richard Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin (57 G) will douse the Lightning in the opening round of the playoffs.  The Caps will continue their run to the Conference Finals by defeating Sabres in six.

Goaltending would continue to be a key element in the East with the William M Jennings Trophy winners Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas combining for Boston victories in the first round to defeat the Flyers who, like the ‘hawks, will lose in a tight seven-game tilt against the Bruins.  After being on the wrong end of the greatest playoff comeback last year, the Bruins will improve on last year’s showing by advancing to the Conference finals with a series victory over the Penguins despite efforts from Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Sidney Crosby.  Eventually, it would take a seven game set against the Caps to knock off #1 seed and advance to the Stanley Cup Championship Finals for the first time since 1990 to go to battle against the Vancouver Canucks.

In the finals, it will take all seven games and a career performance from Conn Smythe Trophy winner Daniel Sedin for the Vancouver Canucks to defeat the Boston Bruins in front of an ecstatic crowd at Rogers Arena.

Here are the stats from the official simulation:


Final 2010-2011 Standings (W-L-OTL-PTS)

Western Conference

Vancouver Canucks - 51-24-7-109
San Jose Sharks 45-28-9-99
Detroit Red Wings 44-32-6-94
Los Angeles Kings 46-33-3-95
Chicago Blackhawks 38-31-13-89
St. Louis Blues 42-36-4-88
Phoenix Coyotes 41-37-4-86
Calgary Flames 39-35-8-86
Nashville Predators 38-34-10-86
Dallas Stars 40-37-5-85
Colorado Avalanche 38-37-7-83
Edmonton Oilers 36-35-11-83
Anaheim Ducks 39-39-4-82
Columbus Blue Jackets 35-35-12-82
Minnesota Wild 33-42-7-73


Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals 51-27-4-106
Pittsburgh Penguins 47-27-8-103
Boston Bruins 45-32-5-97
New Jersey Devils 49-28-5-102
Buffalo Sabres 47-32-3-95
Philadelphia Flyers 43-31-8-94
Carolina Hurricanes 44-33-5-93
Tampa Bay Lightning 45-35-2-92
Ottawa Senators 39-32-11-89
Montreal Canadiens 37-30-15-89
Toronto Maple Leafs 41-36-5-87
New York Rangers 38-37-7-83
New York Islanders 36-38-8-80
Atlanta Thrashers 31-38-13-75
Florida Panthers 32-44-6-70


Leading Scorers (G-A-PTS)


1 Sidney Crosby 56-51-107
2 Nicklas Backstrom 35-60-95
3 Alexander Ovechkin 57-37-94
4 Joe Thornton 28-64-92
5 Henrik Sedin 22-67-89
6 Evgeni Malkin 26-59-85
7 Daniel Sedin 35-50-85
8 Anze Kopitar 32-52-84
9 Steven Stamkos 40-44-84
10 Ilya Kovalchuk 44-39-83
11 Pavel Datsyuk 33-49-82
12 Patrick Kane 37-45-82
13 Dany Heatley 31-50-81
14 Zach Parise 28-53-81
15 Ryan Getzlaf 33-48-81
16 Martin St Loius 28-52-80
17 Henrik Zetterberg 35-45-80
18 Alexander Semin 26-52-78
19 Paul Stastny 36-42-78
20 Marian Gaborik 41-36-77
21 Corey Perry 37-40-77
22 Eric Staal 33-44-77
23 Jonathan Toews 31-46-77
24 Mike Green 28-48-76
25 Vincent Lecavalier 29-46-75
26 Ryan Kesler 37-38-75
27 Mike Richards 28-46-74
28 Brad Richards 26-48-74
29 John Tavares 28-46-74
30 Jason Spezza 36-38-74

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs



Stanley Cup Championship:  Vancouver Canucks def Boston Bruins 4-3

Western Conference Quarter Finals

Vancouver Canucks def Calgary Flames 4-1

San Jose Sharks def Phoenix Coyotes 4-3

St. Louis Blues def Detroit Red Wings 4-2 (upset)

Los Angeles Kings def Chicago Blackhawks 4-3

Western Conference Semi Finals

Vancouver Canucks def St Louis Blues 4-3

LA Kings def San Jose Sharks 4-2

Western Conference Final

Vancouver Canucks def LA Kings 4-2

Eastern Conference Quarter Finals

Washington Captitals def Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0

Pittsburgh Penguins def Carolina Hurricanes 4-2

Boston Bruins def Philadelphia Flyers 4-3

Buffalo Sabres def New Jersey Devils 4-0

Eastern Conference Semi Finals

Washington Capitals def Buffalo Sabres 4-2

Boston Bruins def Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2

Eastern Conference Final

Boston Bruins def Washington Capitals 4-3


Award Winners


Stanley Cup - Vancouver Canucks
President’s Trophy - Vancouver Canucks
Clarence S Campbell Bowl - Vancouver Canucks
Prince of Wales Trophy - Boston Bruins
Art Ross Trophy - Sidney Crosby
Hart Memorial Trophy - Sidney Crosby


James Norris Memorial Trophy - Drew Doughty
Lady Byng Trophy - Martin St. Louis


Calder Memorial Trophy - PK Subban
Conn Smythe Trophy - Daniel Sedin


Vezina Trophy - Ryan Miller
William M. Jennings Trophy - Boston Bruins - Tuukka Rask/Tim Thomas
Frank J. Selke Trophy - Pavel Datsyuk
Ted Lindsay Award - Sidney Crosby
Maurice Richard Trophy - Alexander Ovechkin

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On 1/15/2021 at 11:48 AM, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Haha, there was a time when they used to be bang-on with their predictions in the early 2010s, but the last few years haven’t been nearly close or correct.

Since my son left the company.....  (true story)

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