Aug 6, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Barbs</b></div><div>It's still an improvement on the current D corps and you have so much cap space. OP has 5 players in the pressbox and you still have 1.6 mil to spare</div></div>
they won't have the space in 2 years, take a gander at the contracts expiring. Mete, Gallagher, Domi, Danault, Petry, KK, Poehling, Lehkonen, Armia, Tatar and not to mention the various prospects in the minors and reserve list players who haven't been signed yet. That space will dry up fast
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>numbah4BobbyOrr</b></div><div>Yes and that was before the Rangers, Devils and Panthers all got a lot better this offseason</div></div>
Rangers are a fringe playoff team
Devils are better but will need to score more(2,67 GF/PG is bad and you aren't exactly Dallas or the Islanders), healthy Hall will help, and get scored on less because 3,3 GA/PG is horrifying. Goaltending got worse with the loss of Kinkaid and Subban isn't a defensive powerhouse so he won't be offsetting that.
Florida, it's Florida, they have a tendency to completely disappoint even if you had no expectation of success, they are better on paper but I'll need to see to truly believe it.
Isles are unsustainable, Pens are done, Jackets need to get ambitious, again. Canes are due to regress because it's Carolina and they can't have nice things, the Met is a bit more wide open.
Honestly Montreal, Florida, Boston, Buffalo could all be contenders for the last spot in the east and the wildcards