In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 54-19-9 (117 points), 1st.
Salary-cap problems forced the Bruins to let right wing Jarome Iginla (30 goals) and rugged Shawn Thornton leave as free agents. They're counting on winger Loui Eriksson to replace Iginla's production, but he's coming off a two-concussion, 10-goal season. The Bruins remain formidable because of towering defenseman Zdeno Chara, Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Tuukka Rask (2.04 goals-against average, .930 save percentage) and Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron. If they slip, it won't be a lot.