Over halfway through the shortened season. And 6 points between 3rd and 15th. I'm convinced all 13 of those teams have bipolar fanbases who are convinced that THEY are sucking especially bad this year.
Has there even been a race this tight at the midway point?
The West has had 19 more OT games then the east, and the game styles are more defensive so its not surprising that the standings are a little more tight. With so many defensive-oriented games the outcomes are bound to go either way more often, as a lucky bounce here or there can mean a lesser skilled team comes out with a win.
Its more due to the style of play as opposed to the strength of the teams.
Anaheim gotten at least two points from the following teams:
In what way exactly are we preying on the weak? Have you looked at the standings? There are no easy games/teams in the west...although Vancouver and Nashville gave us a couple of really easy ones this year.