Note: The Hockey News Metro Division Predictions

The Hockey News has released their 2013-14 yearbook and their predictions for how the Metropolitan division standings will shake out.

They have the Penguins finishing in first place and the Rangers in second place and the Flyers in third place.

The division standings are:

  • Penguins
  • Rangers
  • Flyers
  • Blue Jackets
  • Islanders
  • Washington
  • Carolina
  • Devils

All three of those teams have playoff spots locked up. They predict that only three of the eight Eastern Conference playoff spots will come from the Metro division and that Montreal and Toronto will pick up the last two spots and both finish with more points than Columbus (picked 4th in the Metro division).