It’s widely accepted that the road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be tougher for the Capitals next season thanks to realignment and a competitive Metropolitan Division. Some respected pun
ST. LOUIS BLUES
2012-13: 29-17-2, 60 points
Where they finished: 2nd in the Central, 3rd in the West, 6th in the NHL
Coach: Ken Hitchcock (3rd season)
The Capitals never really got to see forward Martin Erat last season.
There are lots of things to love about the NHL’s new Metropolitan Division.