'Puck Talk' NHL podcast: Breaking down the East and West

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Welcome to the 2015-16 NHL season!

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

30. Arizona Coyotes

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

29. Carolina Hurricanes

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

28. New Jersey Devils

(AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

27. Toronto Maple Leafs

(AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

26. Buffalo Sabres

(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

25. Edmonton Oilers

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

24. Colorado Avalanche

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

23. Vancouver Canucks

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

22. Ottawa Senators

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

21. San Jose Sharks

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

20. Florida Panthers

(AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

19. Philadelphia Flyers 

(AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

18. Minnesota Wild

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

17. Boston Bruins 

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

16. Calgary Flames

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

15. Winnipeg Jets

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

14. Columbus Blue Jackets

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

13. Dallas Stars

(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

12. Detroit Red Wings

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

11. Nashville Predators

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

10. Pittsburgh Penguins

(AP Photo/Gene Puskar

9. Montreal Canadiens

(AP Photo/John Locher)

8. New York Islanders

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

7. Chicago Blackhawks

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

6. New York Rangers

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

5. Washington Capitals 

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

4. Los Angeles Kings

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

3. St. Louis Blues

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

2. Anaheim Ducks 

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

1. Tampa Bay Lightning 

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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