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Four wild NHL predictions for 2023

It’s time to ring in the New Year, and that always makes for a perfect prediction window. Kane will be the missing piece and will ...
...end up earning his fourth Cup ring in spring 2023. NICK ALBERGA: Patrice Bergeron retires following the 2022-23 campaign.
For some reason, this season for Boston has had that “Last Dance” feel from the onset. It’s probably the conspiracy theorist in ..., but every time I hear a Bruins player talk about Bergeron, it’s like they know this is it — hence the ridiculous start.
And let’s be honest, the 37-year-old has nothing else to prove. For me, the B’s feel like a team of destiny. At the very least, I hope there’s a camera crew following their every move.
This…is finally the year the Toronto Maple Leafs break the playoff curse. I’m not sure I would have said that before the year based on their goaltending.
But the fact Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov are both capable of winning games — and they finally have some defensive depth — is a huge thing.
I think they could still use someone capable of putting some pucks in the net in the bottom six, but I do think this is finally the year that Toronto has learned from its past failures and can make some noise.
I don’t think Vancouver’s ownership wants to be paying three head coaches (Travis Green is still collecting a check), much less make a hurried decision midseason. But why would they fire Eakins midseason?
There’s really no need considering the team is in the Connor Bedard sweepstakes and Eakin’s contract is expiring. Both teams have been ravaged by injury and expectations weren’t high to begin with.
Basically, I don’t see any tire fires around the league right now.