As we get near the opening of training camps on September 11th I pose the key question for each team in the Atlantic Division.
Tampa Bay Lightning Will the team with the most talented roster be able to come close to duplicating their spectacular regular season last season and avoid another playoff disaster?
Boston Bruins Will the window start closing on the Bruins to win another Stanley Cup with a roster starting to age?
Toronto Maple Leafs Will the huge blue line addition of Tyson Barrie from the Colorado Avalanche be the final piece to the puzzle for the Leafs to finally end their 53 year drought of winning the Stanley Cup?
Montreal Canadiens Will veterans Shea Weber and Carey Price stay healthy and productive enough for the majority of the season along with continued production from their young front line scorers to make the playoffs after just missing last year?
Florida Panthers Will arguably the biggest free agent signing this off season, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Columbus Blue Jackets, be the final piece for the Panthers to make the playoffs?
Buffalo Sabres Will this team finally put a full season together and be a playoff threat after fading badly at the end of the regular losing 15 of their last 18?
Detroit Red Wings Will this team miss the playoffs for the 4th straight season with another very mediocre roster and goaltender Jimmy Howard on his last legs?
Ottawa Senators Will the team with the lowest point total last season sink even lower with a very young and inexperienced roster?