Who makes the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs? Wyshynski’s predictions for every team’s finish

Who makes the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs? Wyshynski's predictions for every team's finish

The Edmonton Oilers are going to win the 2023 Stanley Cup.

Granted, this might not be the best news for the Edmonton Oilers, as evidenced by the lack of a Stanley Cup parade for the New York Islanders last June. So, I reached out to Edmonton general manager Ken Holland to either congratulate him and/or warn him this proclamation was coming.

Me: “Hey Ken. I’m going to pick you guys to win the Stanley Cup in our predictions. Please tell me I’m correct.”

Ken Holland: “I sure hope you’re right lol!!”

That’s the spirit.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are generational talents on the same team. The gravitational pull of those stars will, eventually, ensnare a Stanley Cup for the franchise. As it did for Gretzky and Messier, for Mario and Jagr, for Sakic and Forsberg and for Crosby and Malkin. So why not now?