Devils-always underestimated. They compete every year for the division. Not given much respect; poeple think Lamerie will be boring coach, but he has changed his ways. Led by the ZZPOPS line, they shall be a team to watch out for.
Flyers: Picking up Pronger will obviously make D stronger. A lot of depth. Only question is in goal. Youngsters, Richards, Giroux, etc should lead them. personally feel Emery won't have good year but their offense might propel them far.
Penguins: Stanley Cup hangover will not affect thee youngsters as they have made a trip to Cup finals last two years. Experience is building up in this young franchise. Trip to third finals in row.....no...but will have good year.
Islanders: Many players to look at as they continue to develop their youngsters. In a few years, Tavares, Okposo, Comeu, Bailey etc will be scary.
Rangers: Again Sather blows up his roster. Risky signing Gaborik as he is injury prone. Has no center to support him. If they want to make playoffs, Lundqvist has to be perfect.