This past offseason was one of the biggest in NHL history. The number of player transactions was high on the all-time list as general managers across the league went out and tried to improve their respective teams through free agency and trade. Many team's have seen their rosters changed almost entirely.
Most of the top-tier Eastern Conference teams have remodelled their rosters with the goal of making a significant Cup run this season. As a result, the competition at the top is sure to be tough.
When we take a look at a prediction of what next season's conference might look like, there are a lot of surprises—a lot of ups, a lot of downs and a lot of changes. Here is a first look at what the Eastern Conference might look like come closing night in April.