Every Friday the Eye On Hockey staff will do a top-5 ranking on some NHL-related subject. This Friday we look at five teams that missed the playoffs in 2014-15 and have the best chance to make it back in 2015-16.
Stars forward Jamie Benn went under the knife twice in the last week to help alleviate pain in his hips. He is expected to be able to resume skating in August and could be ready for the 2015-16 season.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price are the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award which is given to the best player as voted on by the players.