Top 3 Cup Contenders in the West

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  1. Gaudfather

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    Yes even with The current goalies. The ducks would not eat the flames alive... the Flames have way more depth now. I think it’d be a good series.
     
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    oh please, a team getting outshot like crazy wouldnt be eating anyone alive, dont confuse the current flames and ducks with teams of the past. The past flames definitely were eaten alive by the ducks tho
     
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    Oh wait, we're not on 2015 anymore Toto.
     
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    Colorado doesn't appear to be having much difficulty with it's Eastern conference matchups so far(10-3-2). Oh, and Nashville has yet to lose against the East(8-0-0).



    Seems to me the best teams in the West are fairly extremely well against the teams in the east.
     
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    Ummmm....Perry says hello!!

    Personally I think he's funny as ****.....but you can see why people hate the guy.
     
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    I agree with this. Nashville stacked on the back end, Winnipeg well rounded and a big heavy team, and Calgary finally has some depth scoring and their D tinkered with enough that I like their chances. Calgary also has some grit in their line up that I think would be tough to play in a 7 game series. That defense now is finally figured out and really good.

    Some other teams mentioned that I dont buy..

    Colorado is a one line team, I dont think a team can win in the playoffs without some depth. Kerfoot/Jost/Wilson/Calvert are not scaring anyone come playoff time. A team like Nashville or Calgary can match a pairing with their top line and do ok, while having another pair that will dominate whoever else is coming out of the bench. The Sharks have just never got over the hump and I dont think Karlsson makes the difference when its offset with some of the other guys getting older.
     
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    Ya, but he hasn't played hardly at all, and won't be back until spring. Yes, he's one of the funniest out there. As much as people hate the villians, they have their place.
     
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    Really? Pacific would displace the Pens and Caps? I’d like to see that...
     
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    Nashville and Winnipeg. Would be shocked if any other western team won.

    I'd also be surprised if an eastern team didn't win the cup.
     
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    Nashville, Winnipeg, the rest.
     
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    9 western teams in top 15 per current standings but west sucks. sure dude
     
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    sure they would they play better and have more points. you live in some delusion that east is better conference when historical stats shows the opopsite is true and eastern media hyped players like ovechkin have significantly worse historical points production vs western teams than vs east.
     
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    No other team matters in the west.
     
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    The sharks still have plenty of time to get on form before the playoffs start.
     
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    Yeah the Pacific will end up being between them and the Flames
     
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    As a Flames fan, **** the Ducks. I'd rather play Nashville in the first round than the Ducks.
     
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    1. Nashville
    2. Sharks
    3. Jets
     
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    In order of current standings:

    1. Nashville: Clear leader.

    2. Colorado: Big question mark surrounding depth.

    3. Calgary: Big question mark surrounding goaltending.

    4. Winnipeg: Very strong team but has a challenging path to finals.

    5. Anaheim: A perennial challenger but that goal deficit does not bode well.

    6. Dallas: Interesting team - the dictionary definition of a wildcard.

    7. San Jose: If they can get it together they could make some noise.

    8. Vegas: Highly unlikely they do it back to back - odds are stacked against them.

    9. Minnesota: Bubble team with little momentum.

    10. Edmonton: Terrible roster but McDavid will keep them in the playoff picture.

    11. Arizona: Going to be a struggle to make the playoffs.

    12. Vancouver: Will not make the playoffs or win the lottery.

    13. Chicago: Their window is now bolted shut.

    14. St. Louis: How are they this bad?

    15. Los Angeles: Lucky bastards will probably get Hughes.
     
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    Well at the time of that post the three teams at the top of the Pacific all had more points than the top team in the Metro. So what with # of points determining your place in the standings they would of... Not suggesting that they will at the end of the year or are better than the Pens and Caps.
     
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    I think the tiers in the west are.

    Cup contenders
    Nashville, Winnipeg, Colorado

    Playoff contenders to win a round or two
    Calgary, San Jose, Dallas, Anaheim

    Borderline playoff teams that might make the last WC spot but unlikely to do anything

    Vegas, Minnesota, Edmonton
     
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    Calgary is pretty gritless outside of Tkachuk when it comes to their top players.

    I can see them getting pushed around again in a seven game series when the whistles get swallowed
     

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