I just hope the Leafs make the playoffs and don't flame out spectacularly late in the season as they always seem to do, but I am not holding my breath on that. And as a Canadian. I am also a bit apprehensive and curious to see what Hockey Night in Canada, presented by Rogers looks like. Though, I am not expecting much in that regard.
I expect the Predators to surprise under Laviolette, but end up as normal in the playoffs (one and done). I also expect Washington to prove Trotz wasn't the problem in Nashville and I was right all along, Poile is the problem.
I don't know what to expect with Vancouver....they looked decent in preseason, but it's only preseason so it doesn't matter. I don't believe we'll be playoff bound so hopefully they'll keep a few of the kids in the lineup all season to get some experience