Edmonton Oilers and Three Other Non-Playoff Teams That Will Be Better in 2014

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Edmonton Oilers and Three Other Non-Playoff Teams That Will Be Better in 2014
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The 2013 NHL playoffs are right around the corner, which is good news for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks—they are in the postseason after all.

Fans of franchises that missed the dance are already looking ahead to the NHL draft in June, and wondering if their favorite team will fare any better in 2014.

It's easy to look at some teams and understand why they didn't quite make the cut.

However, the ridiculous turnarounds of the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens should give fans with rooting interests in a few other franchises hope for 2014.

So which teams have the best chance to pull an Islanders and make the playoffs seemingly out of nowhere next season?

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