In the past, the Eastern Conference's most feared division was the Northeast division, which consisted of the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Boston Bruins.
However, due to an eventful free agency, the division of Devils, Penguins, NY Rangers, Islanders, and Flyers are going to be extremely tough to beat. I wouldn't be surprised if all 5 teams made the playoffs.
1. Rangers.1st or second in Eastern conference
As a leafs fan, I am not going to be watching the four games against the Rangers this season. Not only did they have, Straka, Jagr, Shanahan last year, they've added Drury, Gomez, and resigned Avery and Lunqvist.
2. Penguins. 4th in Conference
This young team can only get better. Crosby, Malkin, Staal, will only get better.
3. Devils 5th in eastern conference
They havent changed too much, but if Brodeur can't carry them like he did last year, i don't expect them to win their division.
4. Flyers 8th or 9th in eastern conference
After a horrible season, the Flyers GM, (whose name i forget) has reconstructed his team. Briere, Smith, Lupul just to name their acquisitions.
5. Islanders- 10th in eastern conference
They lost many good players, but also gained some. However, the goal production from Blake, Yashin, Smyth, is going to be hard to replace.
This should be an interesting conference to watch. Please leave comments