Pacific Division

1. Anaheim Ducks

Getting Kesler should put the Ducks right at the level the rival Kings are at.

2. Los Angeles Kings

Keeping Gaborik long-term will help in the Kings title defense.

3. San Jose Sharks

A few shakeups on the roster puts the emphasis on winning now.

4. Vancouver Canucks

How much Ryan Miller has left will determine the Canucks success.

5. Arizona Coyotes

A new branding isn’t the only thing the Coyotes want to change.

6. Edmonton Oilers

With a stacked division in front of them it might be another year for the breakout season.

7. Calgary Flames

Being in rebuilding mode the Flames are still looking for an identity.

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Ducks

Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: C Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks), LW Dany Heatley (Minnesota Wild), C Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay Lightning)

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Kings

Head Coach: Darryl Sutter

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: LW Marian Gaborik (re-signed)

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Sharks

Head Coach: Todd McLellan

Key Position: Goaltender

Key Acquisitions: LW John Scott (Buffalo Sabres)

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Canucks

Head Coach: Willie Desjardins (Texas Stars – AHL)

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: G Ryan Miller (St. Louis Blues), D Luca Sbisa (Anaheim Ducks), C Nick Bonino (Anaheim Ducks), C Linden Vey (Los Angeles Kings), RW Derek Dorsett (New York Rangers), RW Radim Vrbata (Arizona Coyotes)

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Coyotes

Head Coach: Dave Tippett

Key Position: Goaltender

Key Acquisitions: C Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers)

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Oilers

Head Coach: Dallas Eakins

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: LW Benoit Pouliot (New York Rangers), RW Teddy Purcell (Tampa Bay Lightning), D Mark Fayne (New Jersey Devils), D Nikita Nikitin (Columbus Blue Jackets)

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Flames

Head Coach: Bob Hartley

Key Position: Goaltender

Key Acquisitions: G Jonas Hiller (Anaheim Ducks), D Deryk Engelland (Pittsburgh Penguins), LW Mason Raymond (Toronto Maple Leafs)

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