I'm not following the Western Conference, but in the East, I'd say the Isles, Lightning and Thrashers.
Toronto, as much as I love seeing them right now, will find a way to be dangerous again. It might take long, but they will.
no team has no hope. A couple right decisions and a couple good drafts (Taveras) could be a jump start in the right direction for any team. These teams just need that boost or step up to really get going forward
Secondly: "Schenn plays a strong and physical defense. Touted as a shut-down defenseman, Schenn is generally underrated offensively, an aspect of his skill set that is likely to materialize as he matures in professional hockey." - From: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/luke_schenn
Stevens was an exception to the rule and a once in a generation player. He also did get 78 points as a career high, and whether that was an abnormality or not it did show he was capable of putting up great offensive numbers.
Look, I like Schenn but the comparisons to Stevens are absurd.