1.Canadiens, 2.Lightning, 3.Predators, 4.Capitals, 5.Rangers, 6.Sharks, 7.Kings, 8.Wild, 9. Stars and 10. Islanders
Next 2- 11.Coyotes and 12.Panthers
Contenders and Pretenders:
1.Rangers- As long as Lundquvist is healthy they will be just fine and in the final 4.
2. Lightning- With the same team as last year, they will make a run deep into the playoffs,
3.Penguins- Their key is Marc Andre Fleury, if he stays consistent, they have the offense to make a nice push
4. Capitals- They can score
1.Canadiens- Are they hot now? yes, but, lack of offense will hurt them in the playoff race
2. Islanders- Lack of depth
3.Red Wings- They will make it, but, not go far
1.Kings- With the almost the same team as last season, they will be in the thick of the race.
2. Blackhawks- See above
3.Sharks- New era, new coach, new goalie, they make the final 4
4.Blues-They have the talent, can they put it together?
1.Wild- I would like to move them up to Contenders but, are they good enough?
2. Predators- Same as Montreal, good team, lack of offense will hurt them
3.Dallas- They lack the major experience to go deep
4. Canucks- Just not sold on them yet