Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.
Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...
A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.
While they aren't the most talked about group on the ice for the Bruins, Boston's third line has been critical to its 2-1 Stanley Cup finals lead. Craig Custance writes about the effectiveness of Chris Kelly, Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille.
With Lindy Ruff out in Buffalo, Craig Custance surveys the NHL to see which other coaching hot seats might be heating up as an opportunity to hire the veteran Sabres coach could intrigue several teams off to sluggish starts.