Experts predict conference, Stanley Cup champions

The Detroit News
Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are picked by five of  14 ESPN experts to win the Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL writers and editors predict conference and Stanley Cup champions this season:

Sean Allen

East: Tampa Bay. West: San Jose. Cup: Tampa Bay.

Ben Arledge

East: Tampa Bay. West: Winnipeg. Cup: Tampa Bay.

John Buccigross

East: Tampa Bay. West: San Jose. Cup: San Jose.

Sachin Chandan

East: Boston. West: Winnipeg. Cup: Winnipeg.

Aimee Crawford

East: Washington. West: San Jose. Cup: San Jose.

Emily Kaplan

East: Tampa Bay. West: Winnipeg. Cup: Winnipeg.

Tim Kavanagh

East: Pittsburgh. West: San Jose. Cup: Pittsburgh.

Don La Greca

East: Tampa Bay. West: San Jose. Cup: Tampa Bay.

Vince Masi

East: Tampa Bay. West: Winnipeg. Cup: Tampa Bay.

Victoria Matiash

East: Boston. West: Winnipeg. Cup: Winnipeg.

Barry Melrose

East: Tampa Bay. West: Nashville. Cup: Nashville.

Chris Peters

East: Tampa Bay. West: Nashville. Cup: Nashville.

Adnan Virk

East: Tampa Bay. West: San Jose. Cup: San Jose.

Greg Wyshynski

East: Tampa Bay. West: San Jose. Cup: Tampa Bay.