NHL Predictions: Preseason Eastern Conference Rankings

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NHL Predictions: Preseason Eastern Conference Rankings
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We’re now well under two months away from the start of the 2010-2011 NHL season, and with the fizzling out of what was already an excruciatingly boring free agent period marked with blog entries of hockey irrelevance and useless fillers, it has reached that period where predictions for the upcoming season will be a dime-a-dozen.

Despite numerous variances between each ranking system, it has always proven to be one of the best crowd-pleasers out there.

This will be part one of a two-part preseason ranking series, the second obviously being the rankings for the Western Conference, which will be released in the early afternoon tomorrow. During the season, I will provide a weekly ranking system for all the league’s teams based on the previous weekly happenings, so stay tuned for that!

Each ranking is based on my current knowledge of the team as well as their pickups and losses, and personnel changes as well.

As always, there will be many disagreements, but that makes great grounds for conversation, so post your list in the comments and let me know what you would have done differently and for what reason. I’m always open to constructive criticism and new ideas.

Keep in mind, these rankings are based on the team as it stands today, August 23, 2010, and are subject to change based on any additional transactions.

So, if you have any topics you’d like covered, no matter the team or the subject matter, send me a message and let me know, and I’ll gladly consider your idea.

So, without further ado, here are the Rankings for the Eastern Conference—Preseason Edition!

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