1. Washington Capitals
Having the best record once again isn’t out of the question for them.
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
Health and deciding on a goaltender are their two concerns for repeating as Cup champions.
3. New York Islanders
Their depth is almost unmatched in a deep division.
4. New York Rangers
A solid veteran group that will keep them in the Cup conversation.
5. Philadelphia Flyers
Staying relatively quiet in the offseason they won’t surprise anyone this year.
6. New Jersey Devils
Making a big splash and acquiring Taylor Hall is a good start for the offensive upgrade.
7. Columbus Blue Jackets
The direction of the franchise has flatlined somewhat.
8. Carolina Hurricanes
Their top 6 forwards are solid. Who will be the stalwart on the blue line? Continue reading