How Metropolitan teams are trending
July, 31, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesWill Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and the Penguins maintain success in the Metropolitan Division?Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom?
Metropolitan DivisionAverage team point total last season: 54.3
2012-13 playoff teams: 4
Notable strength: Star power -- Some of the NHL's biggest stars reside in the new Metropolitan Division, including Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, John Tavares, Rick Nash, Alex Ovechkin, Martin Brodeur, Claude Giroux, Eric Staal and reigning Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky.