1. Tampa Bay Lightning
This team is stacked and there’s no reason they shouldn’t get to the Conference Finals again.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
They won the John Tavares sweepstakes and now they have their eyes set on the Stanley Cup.
3. Boston Bruins
They’re mixing in some good youngsters with their savvy veterans.
4. Florida Panthers
There’s plenty of talent here, but they play in a top tier division that won’t give up the top three spots easily.
5. Buffalo Sabres
They made some savvy moves in the offseason and it should improve their point total quite a bit.
6. Detroit Red Wings
This ‘Hockeytown’ will have to wait another year to be considered potential playoff contenders.
7. Montreal Canadiens
Rebuilding is never easy, especially when you still have one of the best goaltenders in the game.
8. Ottawa Senators
The only thing they will compete for is the number one pick of the draft. Continue reading “Atlantic Division”