I personally think that if you look at it, there are 8 teams that could easily win the cup with their pool of talent, I listed them in other threads, I will again for conveenince sake
Anaheim San Jose Dallas Detroit Ottawa Colorado New Jersey Pittsburgh
Why should any of these teams throw away their future when they have such stiff competition? The only team that really threw away prospects in my mind was Pittsburgh, the rest found alternate ways to buff up and it will help them in the end. I think it is rare to see so many good legitatmite contenders for the cup.