The Pacific Division could possibly be the deepest, toughest division in either conference this year. Almost all the teams in the Division improved, or got healthy. Most of them added pieces, and some finally have their young studs ready to go. The Blades of Teal writers, Steve Fishman, Lucas Burrell, Michael Gutnick and David Boettcher have broken down the eight teams in the division.
The San Jose Sharks face an uphill climb in what could surmount as the deepest division on all of hockey this season. The Pacific Division will feature the leagues best overall player in Connor McDavid, three Norris Trophy Winning Defensemen – Drew Doughty, Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson. A plethora of rising stars like Johnny Gaudreau, Rickard Rakell, Timo Meier, “Wild Bill” Karlsson, and Leon Draisatl.
The Pacific Division will feature teams like the Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks with young players like Clayton Keller and Elias Petterson laying in wait to take their place at the top of the division in a couple of years. But those two young squads should pose a challenge to all teams in the NHL’s Wild West.
It features the Calgary Flames, who made a blockbuster trade to shake up their roster and improve their squad. Another team in San Jose who made a blockbuster trade to shake up the league, and the Los Angeles Kings brought in a former superstar who’s last contract literally caused a lockout.
Yes, regular season hockey is back folks, and it should be a good one in the Pacific Division this season. Anything can happen, which is why hockey is the best sport. Its so unpredictable, but we tried our best to do it.