HodgePodge: 2022-23 hockey predicts

2022-23 hockey predicts

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge

Hockey predictions this week – political predictions next week.

Every year at the start of September the iconic hockey publication The Hockey News comes out with a list of questions or what I call ‘guesstimates’ for their star staff of writers to answer. Every year I plan on answering their list. And every year I fail to get to it. So finally – this NHL 2022-2023 regular season I shall ring the bell.

How many points for Connor McDavid? 131

Who scores more points Jonathan Huberdeau, Kirill Kaprizov, or Mitch Marner?  Marner.

Who scores more points Johnny Gaudreau, Nathan MacKinnon, Artemi Panarin? MacKinnon.

Who scores more: Sydney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin?  Crosby.

How many goals for Auston Mathews?  71

Which defenceman scores the most points Adam Fox, Roman Josi, Cale Makar?  Makar.

Which defenseman scores more points John Carlson, Victor Hedman, Quinn Hughes? Hughes.

Which NHL sophomore scores more points Matt Boldy, Lucas Raymond, Trevor Zegras? Raymond.

My sleeper pick? Dylan Cozens.

Who is my bust pick.  Nazim Kadri, Evander Kane.

Will Andrei Vasilevskiy lead the NHL in wins for his sixth straight season? No.

What goalie wins the most games, Jacob Markstrom or Igor Shesterkin? Shesterkin.

Which goalie wins more games Sergei Bobrovsky or Juuse Saros? Bobrovsky.

Which team wins the President’s Trophy? Carolina.

Which 2021-22 playoff team is most likely to miss the post season of 2022-23 Nashville.

Which star player do you expect to be traded this year? J.T. Millar. I hope not but the Canucks always lose their best players.

Who beats whom to win the Stanley Cup? Toronto beats Edmonton.

What’s the next NHL team to win the Stanley Cup for the first time (in modern era)? Vancouver

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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, a current Kelowna City Councillor, and a Director on the Regional District of the Central Okanagan Board. He spent more than 25 years as a full-time newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, personal coaching, and strategic planning. A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge also co-hosted a variety of radio talk shows and still writes a regular weekly newspaper column titled Hodge Podge, which he has crafted now for 41 years. His biography on Howie Meeker, titled Golly Gee It’s Me is a Canadian bestseller and his second book, Stop It There, Back It Up – 50 Years of the NHL garnered lots of attention from media and hockey fans alike. Charlie is currently working on a third hockey book, as well as a contracted historical/fiction novel. His creative promotional skills and strategic planning have been utilized for many years in the Canadian music industry, provincial, national, and international environmental fields, and municipal, provincial, and federal politics. Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic motivational speaker, and effective personal coach. His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa and five spoiled cats.


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