David Backes and the St. Louis Blues will hoist the Cup in 2014, an EA Sports season simulation claims (Photo Credit: EA Sports).
By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett)
Predictions. They can run wild, border on insanity or inspire heated debates in a bar or living room or TV studios. They’re rarely accurate, but fun to make.
EA Sports believes they have predictions down to a virtual science, so much so that they release annual simulations of upcoming NHL seasons. EA Sports predicted in 2013 that the Pittsburgh Penguins would top the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final — both teams fell in the conference finals in real life. Perhaps it’s not an exact science.
Your 2013-14 Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues — according to EA Sports’ NHL 14, anyway (Photo Credit: EA Sports).
But EA Sports took another crack at it for 2013-14. Its artificial crystal ball reveals that the St. Louis Blues will defeat Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final.
Among other notable predictions made by EA ...