1. San Jose Sharks
They became legit contenders with the addition of Erik Karlsson.
2. Vegas Golden Knights
Their cinderella season wasn’t a fluke. They should be contenders once again.
3. Anaheim Ducks
Health and the play of goaltender of John Gibson will determine their success.
4. Los Angeles Kings
It was an early exit in the playoffs last year, but too many questions remain about their scoring prowess.
5. Calgary Flames
They’re solid in a lot of areas, but they play in a stacked conference to get to the playoffs.
6. Edmonton Oilers
There is so much talent here, yet it almost goes to waste in Edmonton.
7. Arizona Coyotes
Some clever moves have the Coyotes positioned to be a surprise team this season.
8. Vancouver Canucks
The Sedin twins have retired and the Canucks will look for a new franchise player.