The Flyers and the NHL drop the puck on Wednesday to begin a 56-game season.

It’s been about four months since the Stanley Cup was awarded to the Tampa Lightning, and a little longer than that since the Flyers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

But everyone starts fresh starting now. Here is how The Inquirer’s Flyers writers -- Sam Carchidi, Ed Barkowitz, Mike Sielski and Marcus Hayes -- see the season unfolding for Philadelphia’s team, and the rest of the league:

What will be the Flyers’ regular-season record?

  • Carchidi: 32-18-6 (70 points)
  • Barkowitz: 28-18-10 (66 points)
  • Sielski: 33-19-4 (70 points)
  • Hayes: 30-20-6 (66 points)

How will the Flyers finish in the NHL East?

  • Carchidi: 3rd
  • Barkowitz: 4th
  • Sielski: 3rd
  • Hayes: 3rd

How many playoff rounds will the Flyers win?

  • Carchidi: 3
  • Barkowitz: 0
  • Sielski: 1
  • Hayes: 1

Will Shayne Gostisbehere be traded?

  • Carchidi: No
  • Barkowitz: No
  • Sielski: Yes
  • Hayes: Yes

Who will be the Flyers’ top point producer?

  • Carchidi: Travis Konecny, 51 points
  • Barkowitz: Sean Couturier, 52 points
  • Sielski: Travis Konecny, 49 points
  • Hayes: Jake Voracek, 50 points

Who will be the Flyers’ top goal scorer?

  • Carchidi: Kevin Hayes, 21
  • Barkowitz: Kevin Hayes, 22
  • Sielski: Travis Konecny, 25
  • Hayes: Kevin Hayes, 27
As goaltender Carter Hart goes, so go the Flyers.
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As goaltender Carter Hart goes, so go the Flyers.

Who will be the Flyers’ team MVP?

  • Carchidi: Carter Hart
  • Barkowitz: Carter Hart
  • Sielski: Carter Hart
  • Hayes: Kevin Hayes

What will be Carter Hart’s goals-against average and save percentage?

  • Carchidi: 2.35, .920
  • Barkowitz: 2.28, .919
  • Sielski: 2.21, .922
  • Hayes: 2.51, .902

How many goals will Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom, and Nolan Patrick score?

  • Carchidi: Giroux (17), Konecny (20), Couturier (19), Lindblom (15), Patrick (14)
  • Barkowitz: Giroux (16), Konecny (12), Couturier (20), Lindblom (17), Patrick (14)
  • Sielski: Giroux (12), Konecny (25), Couturier (24), Lindblom (15), Patrick (15)
  • Hayes: Giroux (22), Konecny (18), Couturier (22), Lindblom (18), Patrick (5)
Flyers center Travis Konecny had a breakout offensive season last year.
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Flyers center Travis Konecny had a breakout offensive season last year.

Who will win their divisions?

  • Carchidi: East (Washington), Central (Tampa Bay), North (Toronto), West (Vegas)
  • Barkowitz: East (Boston), Central (Tampa Bay), North (Edmonton), West (St. Louis)
  • Sielski: East (N.Y. Islanders), Central (Carolina), North (Edmonton), West (Vegas)
  • Hayes: East (Boston), Central (Tampa Bay), North (Montreal), West (St. Louis)

Who will be in the Stanley Cup Finals and win it all?

  • Carchidi: Vegas over the Flyers
  • Barkowitz: Boston over Vegas
  • Sielski: Vegas over N.Y. Islanders
  • Hayes: Tampa Bay over Colorado

Who will be the NHL Rookie of the Year?

  • Carchidi: Igor Shesterkin, NY Rangers
  • Barkowitz: Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota
  • Sielski: Igor Shesterkin, NY Rangers
  • Hayes: Alexis Lafrenière, Rangers

Who will be the NHL MVP?

  • Carchidi: Auston Matthews, Toronto
  • Barkowitz: Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado
  • Sielski: Connor McDavid, Edmonton
  • Hayes: Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews is one of the NHL's top players. Will he be the MVP this season?
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The Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews is one of the NHL's top players. Will he be the MVP this season?