The NHL season is less then twenty four hours away as Toronto and Montreal faceoff in the first game of the regular season. But we’re going to be heading out to the Western Conference. The far west, and we’ll be taking a look at the newly formed Pacific division who have a couple new teams, as the Northwest Division is now defunct and a few teams from that division have now joined the Pacific division party.
Here’s the preview from that division, including players to watch for, as well as projected line combinations.
Here’s the division rankings and who I think will make the playoffs.
1. Los Angeles Kings
2. Anaheim Ducks
3. San Jose Sharks
4. Vancouver Canucks*
5. Edmonton Oilers
6. Phoenix Coyotes
7. Calgary Flames
*Denotes that they will gain a wildcard spot