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10 Crazy Predictions for 2013

1 – Martin Broduer will struggle throughout the regular season resulting in the New Jersey Devils not making the playoffs.  I am afraid he should have retired while on top last season.

2 – Roberto Luongo will remain in Vancouver for the season, and will actually come in handy when injuries take a toll on the Canucks.  It’s out there, but is it really.

3 – Fights will be up this season in the NHL, I guess the players union lockout solidarity is gone.

4 – Mikael Granlund will impress, and Nail Yakupov will not impress.

5 – Edmonton will learn this year that maturity and veteran leadership is important and goaltending is critical – out of the playoffs again this year.

6 – No coaches will be fired this season.

7 – NHL Trade Deadline will be the busiest in the last five years.  I am talking upwards of 35 transactions.

8 – Alex Ovechkin will return to form this year, and Jason Spezza will fall from last years form.

9 – Despite the lockout NHL attendance averages will be up, and playoff television ratings will return to last years numbers.

10- Tim Thomas will announce his retirement.


Predictions are guesses or gut feelings.  These may sound outrageous, but it is fun and entertaining.  That is what it’s all about, right?

Brad Burud the owner/editor of the Inside Edge Hockey News. I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey. I have played, coached, worked as statistician, and watched hockey all of my life. Hockey is not just a game, it is a lifestyle and family. The game of hockey is great! It can bring you nights of great enjoyment. It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win. I am proud to be a journalist for the greatest game in the world. I have a degree in Business Administration, Psychology from Minot State University. I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide. I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association. Most of all I am a fan. Hockey is a huge part of my life and my families life.

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