Cousin Eddie Special: Recap of Predictions

Hey everybody, I’m back with a very brief look back at my predictions from the beginning of the Leafs’ season. To see the original post, click here.

I’ll start with points from the 3 main kids assuming they each played 82 games.

For Matthews, I predicted 80 points, so basically a point per game. He got 63 points in 62 games. That’s pretty much where I think he’ll be for the remainder of his career between 80 to 90 points per year assuming he plays all 82 games.  Which is pretty awesome obviously. 🙂

For Marner, I predicted 70 points and he got 69. As for Nylander I predicted 70 as well but he ended up with 61. I would also like to add that at the beginning of the year I considered them to be equal players with different skill sets. Today I would say I consider Marner to be a superior player, again just with different skill sets.

Now for the standings in the Eastern Conference, my prediction was:

Atlantic Division








Red Wings

Metropolitan Divisioin


Blue jackets







Now that you’re done laughing, I don’t think I’m the only one that didn’t see the Sens, or the Habs being as brutal as they were this year. I guess that’s just a bonus in life.  And I’m sure I’m also not the only one that didn’t see the Bruins and Devils do as well as they did this year.

Although, I do remember saying on @offsidetalk that I didn’t think the Bruins were going to be as bad as a lot of people were predicting because they had/have a lot of good young players coming up.

One more thing I would like to add is that I did write a blog earlier this season saying I didn’t think that Nylander and Marner’s next contracts combined wouldn’t equal what Matthews would make. Well, to their credit they picked up their seasons and proved me wrong. Good. I’m glad I was wrong there.

Just a note: I may not be posting a blog again for a while due to health reasons. If you follow me on Twitter, you know why. It may only be a month or maybe longer. I will be watching the playoffs with you, maybe just not on Twitter as much. Enjoy the playoffs are you beauties, and I’ll tweet with you soon enough. 🙂


Cousin Eddie

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