1. Chicago Blackhawks
The deepest roster in the Western Conference should keep them in the conversation for Cup contenders.
2. Nashville Predators
Last years Cup run was no fluke. They’ll remain favorites to return.
3. St. Louis Blues
Plenty of talent to go around, but that salary cap is going to start collapsing on them.
4. Minnesota Wild
There’s plenty of fire power on offense, but do they have enough to stop opponents come playoff time?
5. Dallas Stars
A few major acquisitions has them knocking on the door of clinching a playoff berth.
6. Winnipeg Jets
Playing in a tough division has them remaining near the bottom of the conference.
7. Colorado Avalanche
They’ll need to decide soon who will remain for their inevitable roster rebuild.