The real-world NHL season begins on NHL 21 Coins Wednesday, January thirteen, and to rejoice the occasion, EA Sports has released the effects of its annual simulation to expect which group will win the Stanley Cup.

According to the outcomes of the NHL 21 simulation, the Colorado Avalanche will win the Stanley Cup this year, defeating the protecting champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in 7 video games. In the real international, the Avalanche have no longer received the identify for the reason that 2000-2001 season.

The simulation also anticipated that Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the NHL's pinnacle goal-scorer for the season, racking up 39 desires. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, can be the league's top points-scorer with eighty three, in step with the prediction.

During the playoffs, Nathan MacKinnon of lolga.com the Avalanche can have a specifically strong showing, picking up 18 desires and 22 assists in 35 games to win the Conn Smyth trophy for being the MVP of the playoffs.