For anyone who's interested, Yotes4Life posted the same thread in the other Pacific forums, as well. It's interesting to see how each fanbase perceives things. As expected, L.A. is almost universally expected to finish in 4th or 5th. It'd sure be nice if the underdog Kings could surprise everyone this year, though I'm not counting on it, of course.
One thing that I was struck by was that all 8 rankings in the Sharks forum had the Kings in last... every single one. I guess that those in San Jose are particularly unimpressed with the Kings, heh.
But it's interesting to see how many of those posts also say something like "they are a real question mark, though". Seems that of the 5 teams, the Kings are regarded as a wild card that can possibly pull off some upsets.