2018 Puck Drop Preview LWOH

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles, right here on our Puck Drop Page.

Puck Drop Preview

Western Conference

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan Division

Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals

Division Previews

Atlantic Division Preview
Metropolitan Division Preview
Central Division Preview
Pacific Division Preview

Puck Drop Preview: Overall League Preview, Standings Predictions, and 2019 Stanley Cup Picks

Stanley Cup Predictions

Thanks for checking us out. Be sure to bookmark the page and check back often as we will release a new article in the series, each day at 9:00 am Eastern Time. The regular season is right around the corner and we here at Last Word on Hockey have you covered with this year’s edition of our annual Puck Drop Preview.

While you are here, you can also check out Top Shelf Prospects, our look at the Top 10 prospects of all 31 NHL teams, as well as organizational rankings, the top 100 prospects in the league, and a junior hockey preview.

Top Shelf Prospects

You can also check out our Franchise Best Series, where we look at each NHL team and define their best season in Franchise History. Take a trip through memory lane and re-live each team’s best moments.

Franchise Best


Main Photo: LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 27: Erik Haula #56 of the Vegas Golden Knights trips during a faceoff with Nate Thompson #44 of the Los Angeles Kings as Alex Tuch #89 of the Golden Knights and Alex Iafallo #19 of the Kings fight for position in the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on February 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kings won 4-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)