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08-16-2013, 06:39 AM
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Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy are running the Avs hockey operation. They gave Duchene the long-term extension.

Looking at the west. Is Vancouver making the playoffs?

Realignment put them in a much tougher division with the California teams. Vancouver had a layup every year for the division with Minnesota,Edmonton,Calgary and Colorado.

Vancouver
LA
SJ
Anaheim
Coyotes
Flames
Oilers

Chicago
Blues
Stars
Wild
Avs
Jets
Predators

Its not going to be easy for Vancouver. The 3 California teams should finish 1-2-3 in the division. The other division has 3 playoff teams from last season in Chicago,STL and Minnesota which should all be very good again. Dallas will be better. If one of the young teams like Colorado and Edmonton takes the next step,they will be in the wildcard mix. Nashville could be a playoff team again. Phoenix could bounce back after a down year. Tortorella has his work cut out for him.

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