The Pittsburgh Penguins should have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin back in the lineup to start the season. The Philadelphia Flyers revamped their team by adding Ilya Bryzgalov, Jaromir Jagr and others, and getting rid of Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Ville Leino.
General manager Dale Tallon quickly redefined the Florida Panthers with the additions of Sean Bergenheim, Ed Jovanovski, Brian Campbell, Jose Theodore, Scottie Upshall and Kris Versteeg (just to name a few).
How will these changes affect the Eastern Conference picture in the 2011-12 season?
Will Chris Pronger and the Philadelphia Flyers win the Atlantic Division for the second straight season?
Tim Thomas raised the Cup after the 2010-11 season, but will the Boston Bruins extend their success into the 2011-12 season?
After a bitter end to this past season, can Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals recover to win the Southeast Division?