And the award for 'best expansion team' goes to...
The Minnesota Wild, apparently. While the Ottawa Senators certainly get high marks for overcoming their absolutely brutal early years, the Wild have put up the most points in the standings per game as a fledgling franchise than any other new team.
On the flipside, Columbus and Atlanta continue to stagnate at just over a 30 per cent win percentage. The Thrashers recent slip in the standings seems to indicate their playoff drought will continue.
And the Blue Jackets? Well, Doug MacLean is back on board to ensure they move to the bottom of this handy list.