Atlantic Division

Standard

1. Tampa Bay Lightning

They can’t have a repeat of last year and they shouldn’t.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs

This is a crucial year for this group to finally live up to their potential.

3. Boston Bruins

After coming up short in the Stanley Cup final, they’re still contenders once again.

4. Florida Panthers

They have a new goaltender and a Stanley Cup winning coach to go with their high powered offense.

5. Montreal Canadiens

The health of goalie Carey Price will determine their fate this season.

6. Buffalo Sabres

Once again they made a coaching change, but their talent pool is as deep as it’s ever been.

7. Detroit Red Wings

With Steve Yzerman now in charge it’ll be interesting to see how long it takes for them to be contenders.

8. Ottawa Senators

The long rebuild continues north of the border.

Head Coach: Jon Cooper

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: F Pat Maroon (St. Louis), D Kevin Shattenkirk (NY Rangers), G Curtis McElhinney (Carolina)

Head Coach: Mike Babcock

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Alexander Kerfoot (Colorado), D Tyson Barrie (Colorado), D Cody Ceci (Ottawa)

Head Coach: Bruce Cassidy

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: F Par Lindholm (Winnipeg)

Head Coach: Joel Quenneville (Chicago Blackhawks)

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Noel Acciari (Boston), F Brett Connolly (Washington), D Anton Stralman (Tampa Bay), G Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus)

Head Coach: Claude Julien

Key Position: Goaltender

Key Acquisitions: D Ben Chiarot (Winnipeg), G Keith Kinkaid (New Jersey)

Head Coach: Ralph Krueger (Edmonton Oilers – 2013)

Key Position: Everything

Key Acquisitions: F Marcus Johansson (Boston), F Jimmy Vesey (NY Rangers), D Colin Miller (Vegas)

Head Coach: Jeff Blashill

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Valtteri Filppula (NY Islanders)

Head Coach: DJ Smith (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Key Position: Everything

Key Acquisitions: F Artem Anisimov (Chicago), F Connor Brown (Toronto), F Tyler Ennis (Toronto), D Ron Hainsey (Toronto), D Nikita Zaitsev (Toronto)

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