Here is my east standings they will be like the west in the sense its seeing how brocks predictions panned out 1) Buffalo Sabres projected 1st Is there really a suprise here top end offense, defense and goalie. This team competes hard every night and is leading in the race for the presidents trophy. 2) Pittsburgh Penguins projected 6th The Penguins bolstered there defense with the aqusition of Kevin Beiksa and they added to there forwards by adding Radlslav Olez this team has taken a step in the right direction and its paying off for them. 3) Florida Panthers projected 2nd Were suprisingly one of the worst teams in the east most of the season and even the acquistion of Zach Parise wasnt the lift at the start but they finnally have gotten back on track and looking like the East powerhouse they were last year. 4) New Jersey Devils projected 8th Seems the answers of kee[ing the puck out of the net have been answered the offense is deadly and helping them cruse by many of there opponents. 5) Montreal Canadians projected 7th The Candians bolstered there line up by trading star center Travis Zajac there return powerforward Dustin Penner and Tim Connelly which helped add scoring depth the suprise is in net where Chris Mason is carrying the team and is amoung the best goalies in the East. 6) Boston Bruins projected 11th The Bruins dewelled in the basement long enough with some line mixing there surging towards the top once again in a weak eastern conferance. 7) New York Rangers projected 5th The Trading of Tim Thomas seems to be costing the Rangers Milan Michalek was added to the offense and Lehtonen has been average this team could go up or down only time will tell. 8) Carolina Hurricanes projected 12th The Hurricanes are carried by overachiving Brian Elliot and the star power of Alex Ovechkin but how far can this group go in a playoff push? only time will tell. 9) New York Islanders projected 3rd A bunch of trades seem to have hit this team hard sending both star scores packing for brighter places but this team is still holding in and there young and going to improve. 10) Ottawa Senators projected 4th The problem here isnt a lack of star power but a lack of depth this team needs to try and address that issue or maybe go into rebuild mode if they keep slipping might be something to consider with Nik Lindstrom being a prime candiate for trade to a contender?? 11) Atlanta Thrashers projected 14th Adding Gaborik was brillant combine him with Stamkos and star goalie MA Fluery and youve got a core to build around for the future and the present. 12) Washington Capitals projected 10th The caps dont appear to have meshed the way they were expected the auction is on for rental and piece that the caps feel dont fit there rebuild they could fall down the ladder or stay about here but the inevitable has shown its ugly head and now the build begins. 13) Philidephia Flyers projected 13th An overachiving team but they seem to have some luck as players who get salary dumped there turn there seasons around. Montoya, Jokienen, Pacioretty (till the injury). This team seems to have all the luck and with John Tavares and Taylor Hall the future is bright for this club. 14) Tampa Bay Lightining projected 15th Quitely going about there bussinuess looking to start a rebuild and get a lottery pick to start along the long road that is rebuild. 15) Toronto Maple Leafs projected 9th Traded there starter and seem to have set themselves into rebuild mode even traded star winger for the underachiving Vinny Lecaliver which made them 7 years younger. could get the first overall pick this year.