The Eastern Conference will be tight this year, with a stacked Metro Division and the former defending Eastern Conference Champions in the Atlantic. The trudge to the playoffs will be an 82-game battle, that could see a few good teams on the outside looking in.
Pat Pickens and Dave Turner break down the Eastern Conference, discussing who the contenders are and make their pick for the team to represent the East in the finals:
On the flip side, the Western Conference will be wide open this season, with the emergence of some new teams, coupled by the strong play of the old mainstays. Who wins the West? Pat and Dave break down the Central and Pacific Divisions and give their pick to represent the West in the finals.
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'Puck Talk' NHL podcast: Breaking down the East and West