New Jersey Devils: Checking On Preseason Predictions

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes #86 (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images)
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New Jersey Devils left wing Janne Kuokkanen (59): Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

Which player won’t live up to expectations?

"“Janne Kuokkanen. I like Kuokkanen very much and think he is going to be a very good player in this league. He is not ready to handle the top-six workload that he is projected to get by staying with Sharangovich and Hughes. I would highly recommend switching him with Tomas Tatar on the lines and that would stabilize his production.”"

Nailed it. I could not be more correct about this one. Kuokkanen stinks this year! He is barely performing well enough on the fourth line and it is actually depressing to see. It was a good thing they put Tatar in the top six as I recommended because that was paying off very well for awhile. But I am taking the absolute win on this one, get better at this sport soon, Janne.

What is another NHL team you think will surprise people this season?

“Seattle Kraken. I’m going to take this in a different direction though. They are going to be BAD. I mean they will be finishing in 6th place in the pacific level of bad, which is really disappointing considering how weak the pacific is this year. If you are a betting man/woman hammer every point total under for Seattle that you can and bet NO to making the playoffs.”

BOOM! The only thing I got wrong is where they would finish in the Pacific division. They are dead last right now and very likely not climbing out of it. I hope you took this betting advice because I made you a very rich person, you’re welcome. The pacific is a little more competitive than most expected and Seattle simply cannot handle that. Taking another win here and keep on betting against them if you like money.