Last season's Stanley Cup finalists have their sights set on a return. But GM Steve Yzerman has to get captain Steven Stamkos signed to an extension and they have to stay healthy, something that's been a challenge even during training camp. But this is as good a team as there is in the Eastern Conference.
No new contract yet for captain Steven Stamkos, though it should get done this summer. GM of the Year Steve Yzerman brought in Erik Condra to add to the bottom-six depth among his forwards, and overall the Stanley Cup finalists should only get better given their experience this past season.