The one division I can follow because it is over half Canadian. Senators are still expected to win the division despite their low initial point totals. This is another division that could bring 4 teams into the playoffs. Certainly the Maples Leafs can’t miss the playoffs two years in a row. And the Bruin’s appear to have lost all ability to succeed after losing
With Malkin and Crosby playing for the Penguins they appear to have enough scoring. The penguins also seem to have come to their sense and use Fluery as their number one goaltender to keep the goals down. If Lundqvist can play like he did last year the New York Rangers should give the Penguins a tough battle to keep this spot. As I mentioned in the above it’s interesting to see the poorly managed Islanders playing well, we’ll see how long it lasts.
The division I find boring simply because all the teams are so bad (Yet they find a way to win the Stanley Cup and crash and burn the next year).
I should note: (all based on a model with 10,000 iterations).
WD - Probability of winning division
MP - Probability of making the playoffs
EPTS - Expected points based on a statistical prediction