The Citizen sports department’s predictions for the 2011-12 NHL season

Who will win the Stanley Cup? The Vezina Trophy? How many points will the Senators accumulate this season? The Citizen’s sports department’s picks are here.

Wayne Scanlan (Columnist):
Senators: 14th (76 points) Eastern champs: Pittsburgh Western champs: San Jose Stanley Cup Winner: Pittsburgh League MVP: Steven Stamkos Most goals: Steven Stamkos (52) Top Defenceman: Drew Doughty Top Goalie: Jonas Miller Top Rookie: Adam Larsson Playoff MVP: Sidney Crosby

Allen Panzeri (Reporter):
Senators: 13th (74 points) Eastern champs: Pittsburgh Western champs: Chicago Stanley Cup Winner: Pittsburgh League MVP: Sidney Crosby Most goals: Steven Stamkos (53) Top Defenceman:  Zdeno Chara Top Goalie: Pekka Rinne Top Rookie: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Playoff MVP: Sidney Crosby

Ken Warren (Reporter):
Senators: 12th (79 points) Eastern champs: Washington Western champs: Chicago Stanley Cup Winner: Washington League MVP: Evgeni Malkin Most goals: Alex Ovechkin (58) Top Defenceman: Duncan Keith Top Goalie: Tomas Vokoun Top Rookie: Mark Scheifele Playoff MVP: Tomas Vokoun

James Gordon (SenatorsExtra.com):
Senators: 15th (74 points) Eastern champs: N.Y. Rangers Western champs: Vancouver  Stanley Cup Winner: Vancouver  League MVP: Steven Stamkos Most goals: Steven Stamkos (55) Top Defenceman: Drew Doughty Top Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist Top Rookie: Mark Scheifele Playoff MVP: Ryan Kesler

Doug Fischer (Sports Editor):
Senators: 14th (74 points) Eastern champs: Washington Western champs: Vancouver  Stanley Cup Winner: Vancouver  League MVP: Pavel Datsyuk Most goals: Alex Ovechkin (53) Top Defenceman: Shea Webe Top Goalie: Cam Ward Top Rookie: Gabriel Landeskog Playoff MVP: Alex Ovechkin

Doug Menary (Assistant Sports Editor):
Senators: 12th (84 points) Eastern champs: Philadelphia Western champs: Chicago Stanley Cup Winner: Chicago League MVP: Alex Ovechkin Most goals: Alex Ovechkin (65) Top Defenceman: Duncan Keith Top Goalie: Ilya Bryzgalov Top Rookie: Jonathon Blum Playoff MVP: Jonathan Toews

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