The Red Wings have a great blend of veterans and younger players—including 23-year-old center Darren Helm—which should allow coach Mike Babcock to play the up-tempo style he prefers.... The Blackhawks are still going to be tough. The defense, led by Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith, will be helped immeasurably by world-class puck-moving goalie Marty Turco.... Watch out for David Perron, one of the Blues' most exciting young forwards, who is among the top stickhandlers in the NHL.... The Blue Jackets' Rick Nash
(below) is one of the best pure scorers in the NHL, but after that there are lots of holes. New coach Scott Arniel wants to open things up offensively, which should help left wing, and former first-round pick, Nikita Filatov emerge as a dynamic scorer.