Pacific Division


1. Los Angeles Kings

When everything is clicking, they are tough to beat.

2. San Jose Sharks

They came fairly close to hoisting their first Cup. They’ll look to cash in and finish it this year.

3. Anaheim Ducks

It’s a bit like deja vu with the re-hiring of former head coach Randy Carlyle.

4. Arizona Coyotes

A solid offseason return has them poised to sneak up on some division rivals.

5. Edmonton Oilers

The health and progression of Conor McDavid will determine this teams success.

6. Vancouver Canucks

Other than a handful of productive scoring forwards, where is the rest of the offensive output?

7. Calgary Flames

With another coaching change the Flames will look to chart a different course.

Los Angeles Kings

Head Coach: Darryl Sutter

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: F Teddy Purcell (Florida), D Tom Gilbert (Montreal)

San Jose Sharks

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer

Key Position: Goaltender

Key Acquisitions: F Mikkel Boedker (Colorado)

Anaheim Ducks

Head Coach: Randy Carlyle (Toronto 2015)

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions: F Antoine Vermette (Arizona), G Jonathan Bernier (Toronto)

Arizona Coyotes

Head Coach: Dave Tippett

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Jamie McGinn (Anaheim), F Radim Vrbata (Vancouver), D Alex Goligoski (Dallas)

Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach: Todd McLellan

Key Position: Defensemen

Key Acquisitions: F Milan Lucic (Los Angeles), D Adam Larsson (New Jersey), D Kris Russell (Dallas)

Vancouver Canucks

Head Coach: Willie Desjardins

Key Position: Forwards

Key Acquisitions:  F Loui Eriksson (Boston), D Erik Gudbranson (Florida)

Calgary Flames

Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan (Vancouver)

Key Position: Everything

Key Acquisitions: F Troy Brouwer (St. Louis), G Chad Johnson (Buffalo), G Brian Elliott (St. Louis)

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