I have a hard time buying the Oilers winning more than 50 games. Talent wise it is a top heavy team offensively and is a year or two away from being able to potentially take that ultimate step in being a serious contender unless they rehash their forward depth a bit this year.
That said I am going to give 5 teams from each conference with what I think have the least chances to make the playoffs in alphabetical order.
Arizona: Short of an outstanding season from a lot of players this team is not going to be near the playoffs
Colorado: Still a lot of questions about the D but at least it isn't a mad scramble for a new coach to start the season.
Vancouver: I think the goaltending will be the big letdown this season. Never mind many of the young players that are the future aren't all quite ready to take over for the Sedins yet.
Vegas: Even with the flower at his best this team will be hard pressed to make the playoffs.
Winnipeg: I'm not sure they have played D since they moved to Winnipeg
Florida: They lost a lot more in the offseason than they got back.
New Jersey: D needs a lot of work before this team is playoff ready. McDavid stepped into a much better position than Hischier did.
New York Islanders: Offense is my question here. Specifically who takes the reigns as the second line cog. While I do think the promising young forwards can eventually fill that gap I don't think it is quite now. Without such a player this team will once again struggle on offense and rely on Tavares too much.
Ottawa: Loss of Methot will very likely make a big impact. Also team over performed last year almost on the whole.
Philadelphia: While there is a lot of good young talent here I think this team isn't quite ready to fight for a playoff spot.