With the trading deadline behind us, and the final lap engaged, we finally have an idea what the teams battling for a playoff berth are made of, physically and mentally. With eight still holding on to the dream of earning one of the final three spots in the Eastern Conference, there are going to be five that clean out their lockers on April 7th while they rue a season of missed opportunities.
So, who are the three clubs with the right stuff? All will be revealed below. (Western Conference teams will appear in this space next Wednesday.)