The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be in a tailspin, but given the weak Eastern Conference, they could turn it around and make the playoffs. Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus offers three fixes to get them there.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
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.
Corey Pronman provides his reasoning for who should be the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft. If the Avalanche keep the top selection, which player fits best between Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin or Seth Jones?