Anyway Habs, Sens, Bruins, Leafs are lucky to in weaker division whole year, the other division with Caps, Jackets and Pens is much tougher. This format of playoff is stupid ALSO, you fight the whole year to avoid the stronger team and bang Pens face Jacket and the winner will face Caps most likely. I am a Habs fan but one have to be honest we were in weaker division tbh.
I guess the ideal format will be 16th team face 1st, 15th face 2nd, etc but that is too much travelling in best of 7 and when you play every other night. But even 8th vs 1st and 7th vs 2nd in own conference wouldn't be bad, playing 82 games should have a signification.
not in the playoffs. No Kings as well so go Ducks I guess. I'll say Black hawks come out of the East but the West, I need to think about that and I have Ducks in 6, need to think about the rest of the ones.