The Avalanche, Stanley Cup winner according to NHL 21


EA Sports has spoken. According to the simulation of the popular NHL 21 game, the Colorado Avalanche will win the third Stanley Cup in its history at the end of this historic hockey season marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To do so, MacKinnon and his gang will defeat the champions of the Cup, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in seven games.

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Also according to the simulation, MacKinnon will be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the best player of the playoffs, for his harvest of 18 goals and 22 assists in 35 games.

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For his part, the Montreal Canadiens will make an entry into the playoffs, but the adventure will be short. According to EA, the Toronto Maple Leafs will eliminate the Habs in the first round before being knocked out in the semifinals, by the Avalanche.

In addition, in terms of individual honors, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will win his third career Art Ross Trophy with 83 points.

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The Maurice Richard trophy, awarded to the League’s top scorer, will be awarded to Auston Matthews for his 39 goals. The usual owner of the trophy, Alex Ovechkin, would end the season with 38 goals, in second place. According to the simulation, Matthews would also get his hands on the Hart Trophy, awarded to his team’s MVP during the regular season (39 goals, 41 assists).

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The NHL’s top goaltender trophy will be presented to young Philadelphia Flyers starter Carter Hart. Hart would thus win the first Vézina of his career with a total of 30 wins, an average of 2.33 and a save percentage of .920%.

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Another young wolf will also shine on defense this season, but this time, on the side of the Canadian division. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes will win the James Norris Trophy, awarded to the best defenseman on the Bettman Tour. According to NHL 21, Hughes would end the campaign with a total of 63 points, including 10 goals.

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Unsurprisingly, the first overall pick in the last draft, Alexis Lafrenière (19 goals and 40 assists), will win the Calder trophy, for the title of rookie of the year, ahead of Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield and company.

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New Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron and Buffalo Sabers counterpart Jack Eichel will receive the Frank J. Selke and Ted Lindsay trophies, respectively.

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It remains to be seen how many of these predictions will be validated at the end of the current campaign… Happy NHL season everyone!



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