Washington Capitals With Alex Ovechkin starting his 14th season at age 34 is the window finally starting to close for the Caps to make another Stanley Cup run?
NY Islanders Will the team who gave up the fewest goals last season and losing arguably the best goaltender in then NHL last season Robin Lehner to the Chicago Blackhawks make them only a fringe playoff team or are they still a serious threat to make a Stanley Cup run?
Pittsburgh Penguins Is it out of the question that the Penguins could miss the playoffs with a major regression?
Carolina Hurricanes Is this team capable of winning the division with a very young roster and making another major run in the playoffs?
Columbus Blue Jackets Will losing Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin to free agency prove to much overcome?
Philadelphia Flyers Will the Flyers be the sleeper team in the conference with a full season of young and talented Carter Hart in net?
NY Rangers Will the big free agency signing of Artemi Panarin and the 2nd overall pick in Finnish scoring sensation Kaapo Kakko propel the Rangers into the playoffs?
New Jersey Devils Will new additions P.K. Subban acquired in a trade along with 1st overall pick Jack Hughes and a healthy Taylor Hall propel the Devils into playoff contention?