New season, more new NHL92 coaches. All coaches played tough hockey last season, and as newer coaches learn to play better defense, which is an important part of NHL92, the standings will bunch closer together. Here are projections of the final regular season standings. Playoff predictions will be posted later.
#01 NY Rangers 28-8-0 NYR AND KingRaph are favorites to win the regular season title and cup finals.
#02 Pitt (SC2) 24-11-2
Second place will come down to the better coach between Pitt(SC2), and Boston
#03 Boston 24-11-2
If Lupz27 can learn to dominate the league early with his talent stacked team (before Labs66 figures out Pitt(SC2)), then he may be #02
#04 LA 19-17
Skeletor plays solid hockey, with a solid team. You don't have to be the best team to win a cup in NHL92. If he can draw favorable playoff matchups, LA has a chance to play in the finals.
#05 Edmonton 18-17-1
Coach Mac continues to improve each season, dating back to 2013. If his improvement continues at it's current rate, he could challenge as high as #03
#06 Hartford 17-17-2
Hartford has enough speed and scoring to make Raph and Labs66 cry on a rainy day.
#07 Calgary 14-21-1
Calgary has lots of depth, but does not have one player that dominates the game. If coached well, Jer33 could slip into the top 6 and avoid the lower 4 group of death.
#08 St Louis 11-25
Darko and St Louis play tough hockey, but don't always win. St Louis could challenge Calgary for #07, or could be near the bottom if they don't keep improving.
#09 Montreal 12-24
Paper Tigers. If AngryJay93 can learn to play solid defense, he may have a chance to make some noise in the quarterfinals.
#10 Philadelphia 8-24
Brutus will need to replace several game controllers before his season with Philadelphia ends.