Seriously, it's been an awful start for the pacific. 5 out of 8 teams below 500, and the 3 divisional teams are Anaheim, Calgary, and Vancouver. Two of those three look prime for regression (Vancouver because they always start good but their depth and defensive is awful, and Anaheim because a 39% CF, a goalie with a 945 SV%, and a PDO of 104.6 is definitely a sustainable strategy for long term success), and the flames goalie situation is held together by a mike smith who's groin is hanging on by a thread. I think San Jose will probably pull out of their slump, but just above every other team I didn't mention has huge question marks (LA is old af and lost Quick long-term, everyone is mimicking the Vegas system and this team already looked like it was primed for some regression, Edmonton has poor forward depth, sketchy goaltending, and a battered defense, while Arizona can't score for ****). It's early, but this division looks weak this year; seriously, I am surprised by just how terrible it's looked so far. I'd assume the teams with the least number of flaws could steal divisional spots just for not totally sucking, but I have no doubt we aren't stealing a wildcard spot from the central.