Last season, no one believed Colorado would make the playoffs, Calgary was expected to perform and make the playoffs, Vancouver was considered as one of the top threats and a candidate for the Stanley Cup, Minnesota had to improve from their performance in 08-09 and Edmonton, well, they were expected to play another season and win games.
None of this happened.
Colorado did make the playoffs.
Calgary did not.
Vancouver was eliminated in a seemingly identical series against Chicago for a second straight year.
Minnesota did not improve on their performance.
Edmonton did play another seaon, only people would've liked to erase it from history.
What will happen next year? This is an analysis (in alphabetical order) of the five teams and how they will fare on 2010-2011.