I hate to say it but the Bruins look like the best team in the east so far.
Boston is build, at least till Chara retires, as a real Cup contender. Only thing needed to know was if Rask would be able to do what Thomas did. And when Chara retires, remains to be seen how complete Hamilton will become if they want to extend their greatness to more than 5 years. But they have the talent, grit and depth to be great for 5-10 years.
But especially this year....short calendar, most of their players played in Europe, they all know each other, Julien is a very good coach, for me they are clearly the favorite for the Cup.