Ageless Koivu... okay maybe a little aging but he's still great to watch. Winnik looks like a solid pickup for Anaheim. His shot % is ridiculous right now but he's a useful player even when he hits the drought.
The east is always behind a bit but it is especially incompetent this year. The only team that looks like a contender without a lot of luck is the Bruins I'm afraid.
At first, i thought that Pittsburgh was still good enough on D to deal with Fleury, but it seems that is not the case, and indeed, Boston seems really superior to the rest of the teams.
In fact, assuming that we manage to play with our roster to find a better balance within the lineup about our depth, i think that if we are just not as unlucky as last year, playoffs are not going to be that difficult to reach.