Sports games, with their constantly-updating statistics for various teams, have been used repeatedly to pick the winners of some of the biggest games in sports, ranging from Superbowl predictions to, in this case, the Stanley Cup. The NHL 19 Stanley Cup prediction, this time, has picked the Toronto Maple Leafs as the favorites.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are, of course, the official hockey team of the city of Toronto in Canada. They haven’t won the Stanley Cup, the biggest award in hockey, in over fifty years, in a similar manner to how the Chicago Cubs hadn’t won the World Series of baseball in over a hundred years. But while the Cubs broke their losing streak back in 2016, the Maple Leafs have had no such luck.
However, this year the Leafs have signed on a variety of good players to the team, which is likely bumping their overall rank up in NHL 19’s mind to make them worthy of winning the Stanley Cup. While there’s always the possibility that the NHL 19 Stanley Cup prediction could end up being wrong, we won’t know until the game actually happens.
The hockey season started its pre-season games back on September 15, but the season will officially be starting tonight with a variety of games, including the Montreal Canadians against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins against the Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames vs the Vancouver Canucks, and the Anaheim Ducks vs the San Diego Sharks.
The Maple Leafs have the opportunity to show some potential tonight with their game against the Canadians, so it could be taken as a good omen if they manage to pull off the victory or a bad omen if they end up losing. Then again the Stanley Cup game isn’t until May, so even if they lose there’s plenty of time for the NHL 19 Stanley Cup prediction to come true.
NHL 19 is currently available to play on both Xbox One and Playstation 4.