The Southeast isn't always known for having the best teams in the league, but the division looks to improve its reputation after an interesting offseason.
Carolina added two big pieces in Jordan Staal and Alex Semin, and hopes to rise to the top of the division again.
Florida tweaked the lineup a little and hopes to remain atop the Southeast after winning the division last season.
Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a poor 2011-2012 season, after trying to bolster a weak defense and adding a young goaltender with a lot of potential.
Washington hopes to prove last season a fluke and reestablish a reign of dominance in the Southeast.
Winnipeg hopes some of the youth drafted when the franchise played in Atlanta starts to mature at the NHL level.
The SOUTHeast gon' rise again.