With each new NHL season, there are teams that make large improvements over the previous season and teams that go from the penthouse to the outhouse. This article will examine the five teams that will make the biggest improvement over last season and the five teams that will take the biggest fall.
Since last year was limited to 48 games due to the owners' lockout of the players, we have to judge this list by a percentage of possible points that each team will accumulate versus what they accumulated last season.
Keep in mind that teams that were outstanding a year ago can make the list of teams that will take the biggest fall and still do very well this season, while teams that did very poorly last season can make the improved list and still not come close to sniffing the playoffs.
The teams on this list are in order from the team that will least improve or fall to the most, with the five falling teams listed first.
Feel free to comment on what teams you feel belong on this list or don't deserve to be on this list.