How the Preseason Stanley Cup Favorites Are Faring

Ryan O'Leary@BR0LearyFeatured Columnist IFebruary 14, 2013

I hope you didn't blink, because if you did, you've already missed the first quarter of the NHL season and what an opening stanza it's been—especially in places like Boston and Chicago.

Speaking of Stanley Cup contenders, we're checking back in on the teams we deemed most likely to win it all this season to see where they stand.

Some teams have cemented their statuses as elite level clubs, displaying the kind of skill and teamwork of a Stanley Cup Champion (please reference the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks seen above), while others are not living up to expectations (Ahem...Washington...wink wink). 

So, where do the best stand at the quarter pole and has there been a coup in the final four? 

Watch the latest NHL Video from B/R to find out.

And, we want to hear your opinion, leave it in the comments below and tweet me @BR0leary.