Will this year be interesting and exciting? Or once again will a couple of 7th place teams no one cares about make it to the finals, dull the game down, and cause ratings to plummet? Will the NHL wonder why ratings are down and change even more rules thus tainting the game even more? Will the refs call games completely different then how they did during the regular season? Will players actually fight? I guess only time will tell. Good luck to everyone and their respected teams.