Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/25/13 at 07:11 PM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Five non-playoff teams from last season that will jump into a playoff spot this season:
Edmonton Oilers: OK, so this sounds like a broken record but finally, truly, really, the young Oilers will break through and get in after stockpiling all that talent over the past several years. Dallas Eakins was a brilliant hire as head coach.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Probably least confident in this pick, but I do think the Jackets have a shot at challenging for a playoff spot. For the Jackets to get in, Sergei Bobrovsky has to prove his Vezina year wasn't a fluke, and secondary scoring cannot be an issue.
read on for the other three teams...
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