I still have a sinking feeling that an underdog is coming out of the east this year.
If I had to guess... I'd say Ottawa or Winnipeg
The West has never been more superior to the East as they look this season. Sharks, Hawks, Canucks...and if I have to pick a favourite, the Blues are downright scary.
The ironic thing is, this is the perfect year for a "Cinderella team" from the East to get a shot at the cup. Whoever comes out of the West is likely to be spent from the increased competition. They won't get a 15-game cakewalk cleared for them like the Kings did last year (team missing top scorer, team missing starting goaltender, and the freakin Coyotes).