someone else. it would not surprise me to see the Kings miss the playoffs altogether. after all, they qualified on the last day of the season last year. if they get off to a crap start again this year (entire possible after the Stanley Cup party and very few guys playing overseas), there may not be enough time for them to make a run and get back into PO position.
Really solid division. Getzlaf/Perry had really poor seasons last year, Anaheim is better than what they showed last season. Dallas is getting better, Phoenix, SJ, and LA are all obviously regular playoff teams.
Am I the only one that says Sharks? We have as good a chance as anyone when Burns and Demers comes back.
LA didn't win their division last year. And their roster has stayed the same.
The way I see it, it's a 4-team race with Phx, SJ, LA and Ana.
Dallas could really surprise people, especially once their star player, Benn is back. Lehtonen is a very good goalie, their defense is iffy (though could hold) and they've got a very underrated top 6 forwards.