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FlamesNation Roundtable: 2023-24 season predictions

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Robert Munnich
6 months ago
It’s opening night in the NHL!  We convened the illustrious FlamesNation Roundtable to help preview the season. Now is the perfect time to get the FlamesNation team — Boomer and Pinder from Barn Burner, plus writers Mike Gould, Ryan Pike, Paige Siewert, Shane Stevenson, and myself — together for a roundtable to  give some predictions for the 2023-24 season!
Let’s get started!

League-wide predictions

Pacific Division Winner
  • Boomer: Edmonton Oilers
  • Mike: Vegas Golden Knights
  • Paige: Edmonton Oilers
  • Pike: Edmonton Oilers
  • Pinder: Edmonton Oilers
  • Robert: LA Kings
Central Division Winner
  • Boomer: Colorado Avalanche
  • Mike: Dallas Stars
  • Paige: Colorado Avalanche
  • Pike: Dallas Stars
  • Pinder: Dallas Stars
  • Robert: Dallas Stars
Atlantic Division Winner
  • Boomer: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Mike: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Paige: Boston Bruins
  • Pike: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Pinder: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Robert: Buffalo Sabres
Metropolitan Division Winner
  • Boomer: New Jersey Devils
  • Mike: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Paige: New Jersey Devils
  • Pike: New Jersey Devils
  • Pinder: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Robert: New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Finalists
  • Boomer: Carolina vs Edmonton
  • Mike: Carolina vs Dallas
  • Paige: Carolina vs Dallas
  • Pike: Carolina vs Vegas
  • Pinder: Toronto vs Colorado
  • Robert: New Jersey vs Dallas
Stanley Cup Champion
  • Boomer: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Mike: Dallas Stars
  • Paige: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Pike: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Pinder: Colorado Avalanche
  • Robert: Dallas Stars

Flames-specific predictions

What will the Flames record be?
  • Boomer: 46-30-6 (98 Points)
  • Mike: 44-27-11 (99 Points)
  • Paige: 48-25-9 (105 Points)
  • Pike: 48-30-4 (100 Points)
  • Pinder: 43-31-8 (94 Points)
  • Robert: 44-32-6 (94 Points)
Who will be the Flames leading point scorer?
  • Boomer: Jonathan Huberdeau
  • Mike: Jonathan Huberdeau
  • Paige: Jonathan Huberdeau
  • Pike: Jonathan Huberdeau
  • Pinder: Elias Lindholm
  • Robert: Nazem Kadri
Who will be the Flames leading goal scorer?
  • Boomer: Andrew Mangiapane
  • Mike: Nazem Kadri
  • Paige: Nazem Kadri
  • Pike: Elias Lindholm
  • Pinder: Andrew Mangiapane
  • Robert: Nazem Kadri
Who will be the Flames starting goalie by the end of the season?
  • Boomer: Jacob Markstrom
  • Mike: Jacob Markstrom
  • Paige: Jacob Markstrom
  • Pike: Jacob Markstrom
  • Pinder: Jacob Markstrom
  • Robert: Dustin Wolf
Who will be the Flames best defenceman?
  • Boomer: Rasmus Andersson
  • Mike: MacKenzie Weegar
  • Paige: Rasmus Andersson
  • Pike: MacKenzie Weegar
  • Pinder: Rasmus Andersson
  • Robert: MacKenzie Weegar
Which Flames player will exceed expectations?
  • Boomer: Dillon Dube
  • Mike: Yegor Sharangovich
  • Paige: Andrew Mangiapane
  • Pike: Yegor Sharangovich
  • Pinder: Matt Coronato
  • Robert: Matt Coronato
Which Flames player will not meet expectations/disappoint?
  • Boomer: Jacob Markstrom
  • Mike: Dillon Dube
  • Paige: Dan Vladar
  • Pike: Dillon Dube
  • Pinder: Jonathan Huberdeau
  • Robert: Elias Lindholm
Get your tickets for the FlamesNation Season Home Opener party, and come hang out with us at Greta Bar while we watch the Flames take on the Winnipeg Jets in their season opener!

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