We’re feeling like some hot takes at the TLN office, so it’s time to let them loose.
With the NHL season just around the corner, we asked our writers for their bold predictions for this upcoming season. Most are about the Leafs, but a couple are about the league as a whole.
What’s your bold prediction heading into the season?
North Korea will be invaded.
It will postpone the Olympics for a year.
The NHL will go.
One or more of the big three will get injured, and the season with so much hype will have to pump the brakes a bit. The Leafs will still make the playoffs, and they will put up a fight, but Stanley Cup talk is too much.
My bold prediction this season is that Matthews will see a decrease in production. Not to say that he won’t improve, but I think it will more come from his defensive ability. I don’t see Matthews scoring 70+ in his sophomore year, but I think he’ll have a 30 goal, 35 assist season (or something in that range), and become a much better two-way forward.
My bold prediction is this season will surpass the hype, like last year’s did. Everything good that everyone expects to happen will in fact happen, and the Leafs will be awarded two Stanley Cups as a result.