3. Vegas Golden Knights
Finally! The Vegas GOLDEN KNIGHTS are getting key players back!
First, it was Adin Hill against the New York Islanders. Now, it's the aforementioned Karlsson that's expected to return against Edmonton on February 6. You also have Shea Theodore eyeing a return in mid-February and Jack Eichel not far behind.
Last season, the Golden Knights went on a terrific run, en route to their first Stanley Cup. It was sparked by returning players, namely Mark Stone. If Vegas can get that same spark heading down the stretch, there's no reason why they can't repeat as the champs.