Season 39 Pre-Season Prediction

Season 39 Pre-Season Prediction

 

So with the door closed on Season 38 and Arizona’s run from bell to bell to win the cup we have a new start and a group of GM’s (Old & New)  looking to dethrone Arizona and claim this seasons greatest prize the Stanley Cup

 

So here is what season 39 looks like at this moment….

 

Who’s Back

 

Tommy – Arizona

El Rookie – Montreal

Sportsgeek – LA

Icey – NYI

Truelegend – NJ

Plisk – Colorado

Reaper – Ottawa (formerly Seattle)

Toslick – Toronto

 

Who’s New

 

Curtis – Washington

Cuban – Calgary

Yesc – Dallas

Exe – San Jose

 

So with the existing GM’s Reaper moved from the West leaving Seattle and went to the East taking over Ottawa

Curtis took over St. Louis and moved them to Washington

Cuban took over Florida and moved to Calgary

Yesc took over Chicago and moved to Dallas

Exe took over Philly and moved to San Jose

 

So with Season 39 GM’s now picked and set it was time for the draft…

There was some trades that took place and some picks made and not to get into too much detail here it lead to a great draft night and after the dust settled here are what the teams rosters look like and here are the starting lineups for the teams told to me by the GM’s in charge

 

I am gonna breakdown these rosters and lineups and give my best prediction to what the current roster outcome could be

 

***these could change by the time you read this and also these are just regular season lineups and not what you might see come playoffs***

 

East

 

Toronto

 

We will start with the Eastern Conference defending champs.  Toslick kept Chad and Grammy but traded Gram before the draft to the NYI for the 1st round 6th pick.  Now with two 1st round picks Toslick wasted zero time picking up Smiirk LD and a few picks later Smokeshow Joe C

 

Toronto Roster after the Draft

 

RW – toslick

G – Chadkillz134

LD – SMiiRK-_-

C – SMOKESHOWJOE

RW – xB-Red94

RD – harkov47

LW – Dptickler

LW – CapBan_Clark1999

RD – Wheelchairdevon8

LW – LumberMango-

G – Shock_r

 

Starting Line

LW – xB-Red94

C – SMOKESHOWJOE

RW – toslick

LD – SMiiRK-_-

RD – harkov47

G – Chadkillz134

 

Just with Chad in net this team is playoff bound but with additions of Smiirk who has amazing stats in VGAHL and B-Red in LGAHL last season had 97 points in 26 games add in there toslick and havok and good old SmokeshowJoe, toslick is looking to finish what he started last season and bring home that cup.

 

Prediction: Season Record 30-15  Playoffs: Yes

 

New Jersey

 

Last season True and the Devils had a great run during the regular season to fall short of the Finals to Toronto.  True’s roster from last season is gone with Thrice, DetAjax and bstieboy all did not signing up for this season and Cuban leaving to become a GM True went into the predraft resign and started rebuilding his team by picking up stamkos, Jeiel and Bert

 

In the draft he picked up Maxwell23 LD and DougCBJ RD

New Jersey Roster after the Draft

 

LW – TrueLegend07

C – I9i-stamkos-i1ic

G – Jeiel9876

C – xxBert-

LD – Maxwell23-_-

RD – DougCBJ

LD – DJ_DeaThSlapz85

RW – NTyrrell14

RD – Baseballmike792

G – Knxght30

 

Starting lineup

 

LW – TrueLegend07

C – I9i-stamkos-i1ic

RW – xxBert- / NTyrrell14

LD – Maxwell23-_-

RD – DougCBJ

G – Jeiel9876

 

Just looking at True and Stamkos up front it already is looking like another MVP type season from True and not knowing much about Maxwell at D its hard to judge what to expect from him but I do know Doug and he is a solid D-man so he definitely can lead the back line with anyone and the biggest question mark is obviously goalie not in his ability because statistically he is solid but is his availability going to be the same as when thrice was in net????

 

Prediction: Season Record 25 – 20 Playoffs: Yes

 

New York Islanders

 

So Icey returns this season and has put together a roster that on paper is as complete as they come. He resigned Pfarrcyde23 and Randymarsh2012 and then trades his First round pick 6th for Grammy and uses his first 2 on defense and takes Xtracts07 and mpurch.  With the rest of his picks he goes and adds some depth and vets such as NowYoDead, X_beaster_x and PghFANATIC

 

NYI Roster after Draft

 

G – IceyAsylum23

C – Pfarrcyde23

RW – Randymarsh2012

RW – GrammyHands

LD – Xtracts07

RD – mpurch

RW – NowYoDead

LD – X_beaster_x

G – Kawpow_Barnes_69

LD – PghFANATIC

LW – A-mason_4

 

Starting lineup

 

LW – GrammyHands

C – Pfarrcyde23

RW – Randymarsh2012

LD – Xtracts07

RD – mpurch

G – IceyAsylum23

 

This starting lineup is as balanced and solid as they come.  You got scoring and forechecking from your forwards and on the blue line the pair of Xtracts and mpurch look to shut opposing teams down before they get started.  This squad is definitely one to be on the lookout for during the season and if things play out as well as they look on paper they will be the team in the East to beat in my opinion.

 

Prediction: Season Record 31- 14  Playoffs: Yes

 

Ottawa

 

Reaper returns to the East and takes his hometown team Ottawa and brings his linemate LeCupidon along for another season.  He resigns Predator2477 RD and with his first round pick takes rich2k8 RD.  Now I remember rich back in 2018 as a RW but he has since joined the darkside and moved his talents to the blueline and has established himself in VG as a very solid D man. Then with his 2nd round pick takes current VGNHL standout FreezeMothaSucka RD

Then Reap adds SgtVandoos in net and then with the rest of his picks took stock in D men adding 3 more over the next 4 picks giving him a total of 6 D men of a roster of 10.  Reaper might have a plan in place that i am sure we all will get to see this season play out

 

Ottawa Roster after Draft

 

LW – Reapz2313

RW – LeCupidon

RD – Predator2477

RD – rich2k8

RD – FreezeMothaSucka

G – SgtVandoos

RW – M1keal

RD – Matrikstl

LD – Guesshoo1

RD – ToneCarbone

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – Reapz2313

C – FreezeMothaSucka

RW – LeCupidon

LD – M1keal

RD – rich2k8

G – SgtVandoos

 

So we already know the pairing of Reap and Lecupid will translate into at least 15 wins on the season.  It’s the rest of the team that we need to convert into wins and not knowing if FreezeMothaSucka will workout at C is maybe the biggest question mark and the next is rich2k8 at RD.  If I know anything about Reap is that if he needs to make some changes he will just depends how long he’s willing to wait before he makes them.  He has plenty of defense depth that he can convert to fwds when the time is right.

 

Prediction: Season Record 22 – 23  Playoffs: on the line

 

Montreal

 

El Rookie took over this team last season and took them from the outhouse to the penthouse…but really this team was in the bottom and turned it around and made the playoffs.  Now going into Season 39 he cleaned house and started fresh and went into the resign draft and takes Fishhure, RiCKY69BoBBYjr & Notorious250 to begin his rebuild of the roster and with his first round pick takes JonFromEarth and follows that up with LL_CHIEF2STEP_LL aka Diirty_triix_13. Then with a real steal he gets a 7mil goalie after the 7th round for .5 mil

 

Montreal Roster after Draft

 

RW – EL_R_O_O_K_I_E

RW – Fishhure

RD – RiCKY69BoBBYjr

LD – Notorious250

C – JonFromEarth

C – LL_CHIEF2STEP_LL

RW – Eggman–1

LW – illbe_Backe

G – BomberAttack58

LD – mikey_mas

G – JoshuaDuhaime

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – Fish

C – LL_CHIEF2STEP_LL

RW – JonFromEarth

LD – Eggman–1

RD – Notorious250

G – BomberAttack58

 

So just with the forward line of Fish, CHIEF2STEP, and Jon there will be no issues getting the puck into the zone and on the net.  Egg and Noto on D is something to watch over the season. Egg has been known as a D man in the past but has been converting to play forward so does he still have that D man skill set? Notorious aka Noto is a solid RD that will hopefully get Egg back up to speed and help solidify the blue line.  Bomber is listed here as the Goalie but I think EL might be playing more in the net that Bomber but we will see.

 

Prediction: Season Record 20 – 25  Playoffs: on the line

 

Washington

 

Curtis takes over St. Louis and resigns Kidmon3y and then trades him to Calgary for his first round 4th overall pick. Then trades his their 2nd round pick to Dallas for his resign x_jedi_x420.

So with 2 first round picks he takes LD – LouieDeuce8 and with his 2nd first rounder he lock up his net with G – ciulla19 Then with a 2nd rounder he acquired in another trade he picked up

C – cHELIOS-7x.

 

Washington Roster after Draft

 

RD – Curtisx18x

LW – x_Jedi_x420

LD – LouieDeuce8

G – ciulla19

C – cHELIOS-7x

RD – MikeeTeeze

LW – The-Freak-Show2

C – Bigtruss7786

C – p0itraz2z

RW – xHAC_Rambo

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – x_Jedi_x420

C – cHELIOS-7x

RW – The-Freak-Show2

LD – LouieDeuce8

RD – Curtisx18x

G – ciulla19

 

As told to me by Curtis “All LGNHL line”

So there is plenty of talent on this team and depth.  This team is looking to be at the top or the top in the East all season.  Only question I have is will they be there in the playoffs.  Not as in will they make the playoffs…that’s a Yes….its weather they will be available for them.  The one thing I know about guys from other leagues typically value the other league.  Not saying this will be the case but it is definitely something to keep an eye on.

 

Prediction: Season Record 33 – 12  Playoffs: Yes

 

Colorado

 

Bossman Plisk is keeping his position as GM of his beloved Avs and resigned Whitetees41 &  captstalechips then went into the draft with his 1st pick (7th) takes RW – xDeedss and follows it up with 2nd rounder C – WARDO_05 and for good measure adds that solid vet RW ChiefTrout and C ShawnSauve8.

 

Colorado Roster after Draft

 

G – SA_Pliskin

LW – Whitetees41

LD – captstalechips

RW – xDeedss

C – WARDO_05

RW – ChiefTrout

C – ShawnSauve8

LW – PunjabiDancer

LD – ASticks21

RD – JoeyPistol-

RW – BasedGodEric-

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – Whitetees41

C – WARDO_05

RW – xDeedss

LD – ASticks21

RD – captstalechips

G – SA_Pliskin

 

Whitetees41 is the cornerstone of the front line and will lead this team in scoring but if WARDO_05 and xDeedss cant contribute to take some of the load off Whitetees41 then Plisk has his work cut out for him already.  As for Plisk well he will keep his team in every game the best he can the question is what can the D pairing of ASticks21 & captstalechips can do will definitely determine the night Plisk will have.

 

Prediction: Season Record 22 – 23  Playoffs: on the line

 

Dallas

 

New GM Yesc takes advantage of the pre-draft resign pool where he can add any player from another teams roster that was not resigned as long as he doesn’t resign anyone and he with that advantage he landed top pick/player Fluri37, then adds uStooPiiD and x_Jedi_x420 which he trades to Washington for pick.  Then he makes his big move and trades his first round pick (3rd) and 3rd round pick and 5th round pick to Arizona for Iam-beanzy.  Draft day with his first pick in the 2nd round he gets one of the top goalies in TopCheeseNeon.

 

Dallas Roster after Draft

 

C – Yesc__

C – Fluri37

RW – uStooPiiD

LW – Iam-beanzy

G – TopCheeseNeon

LD – JaGGeD1183

RW – ThatGuyShadow91

RD – Ma082ma

C – Teamrun420

LW – X-_-Pulver-_-X

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – Iam-beanzy

C – Fluri37

RW – uStooPiiD

LD – JaGGeD1183

RD – Yesc__

G – TopCheeseNeon

 

I know it says Dallas on the roster but it kinda has the looks of Arizona’s from last season.  Fluri and Beanzy and Neon then Yes and Stoop and this looks like a team making a run for a cup and for the first three mentioned back to back cups.  This team will be the best out West and it literally will be theirs to lose.  Not a weak spot on the ice for this team.

 

Prediction: Season Record 36 – 9  Playoffs: Yes

 

Arizona

 

Tommy looking to join the SP Elite with back to back cups as a GM a feat only done by 3 other GMs in 38 seasons.  After such an amazing season with all that talent the salaries of his team ballooned up obviously and with only 17.5 mil to resign himself plus maybe one other guy he decides to keep the playoff MVP Iam-beanzy and then starts his rebuild with LW xSalda

But when offered such a sweet package of picks Tommy send beanzy to Dallas and now loaded with 3 picks in the top 13 he starts the rebuild with LD – sendthemnoods, LD – ProdigyToLegend and RD – jaguarknight then in the 3rd round adds G – Polar-1387 and in the 4th finishes up his lineup with RW – Jake_guentze

 

Arizona Roster after Draft

 

C – xToxiCBoY-_-

LW – xSalda-

LD – sendthemnoods

LD – ProdigyToLegend

RD – jaguarknight_

G – Polar-1387

RW – Jake_guentzel

C – Heedlessjem420

LD – Weedplug412

LW – Kingtom111

G – Handsome_dusty

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – xSalda-

C – xToxiCBoY-_-

RW – Jake_guentzel

LD – sendthemnoods

RD – jaguarknight_

G – Polar-1387

 

Some would say after winning a cup and losing all the guys from the team and rebuilding that hey it was a great season last year and maybe in a few seasons you’ll get another but Tommy did an amazing job in the draft acquiring top picks that hauled in a group of guys that will give Dallas and the East something to talk about.  Tommy with any group of wingers will move the puck and score and Noods and Jag on D have great puck skills as well.  Polar is a good goalie but if this group out front performs he can be great.  Question is do they have enough to overtake Dallas?  We will see

 

Prediction: Season Record 31 – 14  Playoffs: Yes

 

Calgary

 

No your eyes arent deceiving you and as Tommy likes to say it’s not 2018 again.  Yes Cuban is back as a GM and Yes he has taken over Calgary to maybe bring one more cup back to the Flames under his leadership.  Cuban resigned Ivan and Woy and I_Matthews34_I.  Then he trades his first round pick (4th) to Washington for Kidmo3ny and trades I_Matthews34_I to San Jose for a 2nd rounder which he turned into shepard-88- and in the 3rd takes his good friend and sometimes very very loud mouth buddy Fivestar

 

Calgary Roster after Draft

 

LD – Cuban1616

LW – IvanThyGreat

LW – vxWoytkiw8xv

C – Kidmon3y

RW – shepard-88-

RD – Fivestarcoock

RD – Coffey-lidstrom

LD – probablekoz

RW – Buzzy_11

RW – Ilovehugejugs69

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – vxWoytkiw8xv

C – Kidmon3y

RW – shepard-88-

LD – Cuban1616

RD – Coffey-lidstrom

G – Fivestarcoock

 

So in familiar fashion Cuban makes a C his cornerstone and adds one of the best ones in SP Kid to go along with wingers Woy and Shep. Those 3 should be able to establish themselves offensively but can they build up chemistry together quick enough to keep up with the likes of Dallas and Arizona? Then on the Blueline Cuban will be looking for a new partner in crime since his old linemate is no longer in SP he is hoping Coffey-lidstrom will step into that role as his new wingman.  With no natural position G on the roster Fivestar and Koz will be alternating the position in which is this team’s biggest question mark.  If they don’t workout in net this team is in for a rough season in the West

 

Prediction: Season Record 22 – 23  Playoffs: On the line

 

Los Angeles

 

So after a hard luck season for Sports last year he comes into season 39 looking to turn the ship in the right direction and he starts with resigns of C – Beantwn_beatdwn and RD – Bufford80 and with his first pick 2nd overall he selects C – Elfpha and with the 2nd round pick takes RW – Dynasty1989 and in the 3rd round he adds RD – zappaforever

 

LA Roster after Draft

 

G – Sportsgeek5

C – Beantwn_beatdwn

RD – Bufford80

C – Elfpha

RW – Dynasty1989

RD – zappaforever

C – CSM0419_

G – ItsFatDino

RD – Dedstarks

RW – DocHolliday2681

C – cixtimes

LD – xBudz87

 

Starting Lineup ( Not Supplied by GM )

 

LW – cixtimes

C – Elfpha

RW – DocHolliday2681

LD – xBudz87

RD – Dedstarks

G – Bufford80

 

Sports put together an interesting team…I have not had an opportunity to play with or against many of the players on this roster so it is hard for me to judge how they will play and outside of guys like Buff, Dynasty and Budz the only one I did have a chance to play against is the goalie ItsFatDino who was impressive the game i saw him play.  So I am not saying this roster isn’t going to compete but we will see as the season starts how well Sports did with putting this team together

 

Prediction: Season Record 18 – 37  Playoffs: No

 

San Jose

 

So ExE takes over as the GM of the Sharks and resigns PEACEKEEPER500 & CapitalsFan_08 and trades away a 3rd rounder for I_Matthews34_I and in the draft with the 1st overall pick takes RW – iZinczyi and then late in the 2nd round picks RD – TheMooCowTit

 

San Jose Roster after Draft

 

LD – ExE-_-53

G – PEACEKEEPER500-

C – CapitalsFan_08

C – I_Matthews34_I

RW – iZinczyi

RD – TheMooCowTit

G – OneHitPony_

LW – Cook_da_monster

RW – xquizT-kys

RW – Heroic_veil2

C – PensQc

RD – TourFwenty-_-

 

Starting Lineup

 

LW – CapitalsFan_08

C – I_Matthews34_I

RW – iZinczyi

LD – ExE-_-53

RD – TheMooCowTit

G – OneHitPony

 

ExE has scoring in the form of CapitalsFan_08 and iZinczyi and if he and TheMoo can play solid enough out front of G – OneHitPony this team has some scary potential to mix it up with some of the top teams in the West and East.  But the question here is can ExE keep it together long enough to see it through?

 

Prediction: Season Record 15 – 30  Playoffs: No

 

Best of luck to all the teams this season…I think it will be a real competitive season and should have some exciting moments.

 

Cuban

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