Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Which 2nd-Round Teams Have the Brightest Futures?

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Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Which 2nd-Round Teams Have the Brightest Futures?
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With the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, one likely would find that the majority of these eight teams are focused on immediate, rather than future, success.

But some of these eight teams, although in contention for the Stanley Cup right now, are finding that future seasons are "looking up" as well.

Here are the four teams in the second round with the brightest futures.

What constitutes a "bright" future in this article is a combination of regular season finish in the standings, players signed for next season and up-and-coming players who could contribute in the coming seasons.

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