I don't know, I think these guys are just too pumped up and talented to struggle out of the gate like last year. I think Lundqvist, Nash, Richards, and Gabby are gonna come flying out of the gate.
Most of the best teams last year started off slowly in the first 10 games or so. NYR, Boston, St. Louis, Vancouver, and Detroit (started off fast but ended up about .500 after 10 or so games) all started off slowly.
It comes down to 2 things. Henrik and chemistry. Everyone is in the same boat on everything else. If Henrik is good, we win 4-5 min. If chemistry is good, we win 4-5 minimum. If both are good, we can take 6 or even 7.