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NHL team Watchability Tiers for 2019-20

With the 2019-20 NHL season on the horizon, we figured it would be a useful exercise to rank all of the teams based on the entertainment value they figure to provide viewers this year. The "Watchability Tiers" count all the way down from 31 to 1, and they take into account any number of relevant factors that go into creating a fun product.

Talent is obviously king, but it's ultimately just one piece of the bigger puzzle. Style, system, and the propensity for playing a fast-paced brand of hockey are just as important -- as is the likelihood of being involved in engaging back-and-forth games that are relevant and of consequence.