Each year EA Sports previews the upcoming NHL season by running a full simulation of the year on their latest title. This year EA ran their simulation on NHL 14 and the Stanley Cup winner was ... the St. Louis Blues.
How did your team do in EA's virtual simulation?
Let's first point out the team photo of the Blues with their virtual trophy. David Backes looks a bit possessed, doesn't he? If that's supposed to be Ken Hitchcock standing behind his team, well ... let's just say video games have a slimming effect.
As for the simulation itself, these types of things usually lead to some truly bizarre results. Considering the crazy injuries and trades you've probably seen the computer make when left to its own devices, who knows what the rosters looked like in this simulation when the year ended.
Here's how the West shook out:
Chicago Blackhawks – 108 pts
L.A. Kings – 100 pts
St. Louis Blues – 99 pts
Vancouver Canucks – 93 pts
San Jose Sharks – 90 pts