2021-22 NHL season picks: Stanley Cup, division winners and awards

by 24USATVOct. 13, 2021, 4 a.m. 17
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John Buccigross breaks down the biggest storylines for the 2021-22 NHL season. (0:57)

What to know about the 2021-22 NHL season (0:57)

The 2021-22 NHL season is set to begin on Tuesday night with a doubleheader on ESPN and ESPN+, but we're looking beyond just those two matchups.

Will the Lightning pull off the three-peat? How well will the Kraken do in their first season? And who will take home all of the individual hardware?

We've gathered our cross-platform ESPN hockey family together to predict the winners of each division, along with the Stanley Cup champion and players who will win all of the major awards.

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Best bets for the 2021-22 season

Hosts Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan bring their hockey expertise and passion for the sport, discussing the latest news around the league as well as interviewing the biggest names both on and off the ice. Listen here »

The NHL season opened on Oct. 12. The season will showcase 103 exclusive regular-season games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC and more than 1,000 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+.
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