Though that could be the start of something good with regard to competitive balance for the foreseeable future, let's not forget that the Southeast also was the first division post-lockout in which every team was outscored by its opponent. The Caps actually sported the best goal differential at minus-8, but the division was outscored by a whopping 129 goals last season.
Was it a lack of offense, struggles on defense, or inconsistent goaltending that led to the statistical anomaly? It was probably a combination of the three, but there's little doubt all five teams will be looking to improve via free agency.
Here is a cheat sheet for the Southeast Division teams as July 1 nears.