The NHL's must-watch teams

Few predicted the Golden Knights would be off to such a good start in their first season in the NHL. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL's first month has brought all kinds of excitement, with scoring up across the league and the standings starting to take shape.

Today, more than ever, fans have opportunities to watch teams all over the NHL, rather than just focusing on their home club. Access to more hockey, however, brings tough decisions. Whom should you watch on a nightly basis? Which teams will bring the most entertainment value for your buck?

There are different ways to grade excitement level, whether it's by a team excelling offensively or playing wide-open, pond-hockey-style games, or by simply having a feel-good story. Thus far there are a few teams that stand out above the rest for entertainment value. Let's have a look: