The way we were
I ran a poll prior to the season beginning, asking who readers thought would be the worst team in the Eastern Conference this season, a question that I thought was almost impossible to answer.
It turns out that wasn't far off.
With just more than 800 responses, here are the vote tallies, percentage of votes and teams' current position by points percentage:
From the way it currently looks, either Tampa Bay, Atlanta or the Islanders are going to finish in that bottom spot, but only Long Island, with about 30 per cent of the vote, received a lot of support in that area.
Few apparently saw Boston or Montreal being anywhere as near as good as they've been, either.
Just food for thought.