Hard to say for the east. I want to say the rangers, but their system is garbage in the playoffs. I could also say the pens, but how will fleury play this time around? The bruins dont have Thomas to steal the show. Its hard for the devils to make the finals 2 straight years.
I'm just going to pick the senators for the hell of it. Anderson's play could take them to the finals.
For the west, I cant decide between the Hawks or Nucks.
Vancouver's about to win the Cup when Burke comes in wearing a Bane mask and shuts the whole thing down. Luongo reveals himself to be Batman, and Kadri is Robin (I mean, John Blake). Together they take down Burke. The teams are merged, becoming the Vanonto Maple Nucks and co-win the Cup against the mighty Burke.