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Post-Free Agency Atlantic Division Outlook

Now that the major portion of free agency season has come and gone, let's take a look at how the Atlantic Division, as of today, is stacking up for 2017-18 (listed by predicted order of finish):

1) Toronto Maple Leafs: It's easy to criticize going three years for Patrick Marleau, but TSN's Scott Cullen may have summed it up best when he said, "...if the Maple Leafs end up going further in the playoffs with Marleau in the lineup, criticism will be muted". Truth be told, the surging Leafs were already on the verge of breaking through the stratosphere to elite contender status, and adding Marleau certainly shouldn't change that. The group that was third in the NHL in 5-on-5 shot attempts, and took a lot of mojo out of the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, remains pretty much intact, less rental Brian Boyle. The Leafs are primed for really big things this season.

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2016-17 NHL Order Of Finish, Per Bovada Futures

Based on the latest Bovada moneyline (winnings per $100 bet for a team to win its division) odds, here's where teams are expected to finish in 2016-17:

METROPOLITAN

Pittsburgh +180

Washington +195

NY Rangers +600

NY Islanders +700

Philadelphia +1200

Carolina +1600

New Jersey +1600

Columbus +2000

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Where They’ll Finish, Per The Sabres Observer

It's time for my annual NHL predictions.

Here's a summary of where I think teams will finish in the 2015-16 season:

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Where They’ll Finish, Per The Sabres Observer

It's time for my annual NHL predictions.

Below is a summary of where I think teams will finish in the 2014-15 season.

If you read the list, I promise to never clog your twitter feed with news that the performance of so-and-so ruined my fantasy team. #HintHint

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