Last year, in preseason, the Metro Division, was considered by far the strongest division in the East and the likely bet to take both Wild Cards. The whole division, minus the Pens, promptly started the season by getting hammered, only recovering later in the season to grab one of the two wild cards.
This year again, the top 5 of the division looks strong enough to take two wild cards. The bottom 3, particularly the bottom 2, are very weak, but the top 5 is strong and near evenly matched such that they could wind up in any order. But, given the requirement to project the division, these are how I believe the division should finish up, from worst to first: