1.Edmonton has been a surprise so far, they are talented but, can they keep it up and be in it when the season ends in April, I see them ending up in the playoffs but a lower seed.
2.I think the Blues and Blackhawks will be the teams to beat, with Chicago have the experience and the Blues have a good nucleus that will be tough.
3.The Sharks are also very good and I expect another good season from them
4.The Wild have played well and maybe they just needed a coaching change as they are playing some good hockey now
5.The East is lead by the Pens who are loaded, the Capitals who have a good team but, can they get over the hump?
6.The Rangers are better than last year and they also can be a team that can go deep in the playoffs, the new players give them more speed. I enjoy the new offensive style and its a breath of fresh air for Rangers fans.