Who takes the final 2 WC spots?

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Who takes the final 2 WC spots in the West

Poll closed Monday at 1:13 PM.
  1. Minnesota

    48.0%
  2. Colorado

    38.2%
  3. Vancouver

    27.5%
  4. Anaheim

    4.9%
  5. St Louis

    44.1%
  6. Chicago

    10.8%
  7. Edmonton

    22.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 5 Mins 4 Ftg

    5 Mins 4 Ftg Booze for Hughes Sponsor

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    Assuming Dallas hangs onto the 3 hole in the Central who takes the 2 WC spots? Chicago and StLouis are now in the race as I predicted a few weeks ago. St Louis with the best 30 day record of the teams vying for a spot. Chicago’s trades with Arizona and Edmonton seem to be paying dividends. (Thanks Chiarelli you nitwit). Anaheim just got 3 key players back off LTIR and Gibson perhaps the best goalie in the league. Minnesota playing much better of late. Avs lost Rantanen and really struggling past 30 days. Vancouvers kids have caught fire and getting solid goaltending. Oilers snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with regularity and can’t get out of their own way.

    You have 2 votes.
     
  2. 5 Mins 4 Ftg

    5 Mins 4 Ftg Booze for Hughes Sponsor

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    Don’t ask me how ppl got in the Edmonton poll choice... weird. Just ignore that.
     
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  3. FlameChampion

    FlameChampion Registered User

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    I wish it was Edmonton and whoever (assuming we dont trade assets to make it). I think it will be Minnesota and Colorado. I have quite a bit of confidence in Minnesota making it but not alot in Colorado. Man the west is pathetic lol.
     
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  4. oilblue

    oilblue Registered User

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    Vancouver & Colorado.
     
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    smokersarejokers Registered User

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    I'm sure that someone is going to tell me I'm stupid, but I always find the goals for and against is a telling stat. Very simple and I have no advanced analytic data or anything. It just makes sense that teams that score more than they allow should be more successful and it seems like the final standings usually line up that way.

    Colorado +3
    Minnesota -3

    St. Louis -8
    Vancouver -10
    Arizona -11

    Oilers -21
    Chicago -29
    LA -38
    Anaheim -39
     
  6. 5 Mins 4 Ftg

    5 Mins 4 Ftg Booze for Hughes Sponsor

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    It is very telling. Look at the teams who make the playoffs vs teams that don’t and GF-GA differential is almost always positive for playoff teams and negative for non playoff teams.

    StL differential has shrunk immensely the past 30 days.
     
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    It's between the Central teams
     
  8. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    Yup.
    Meant to pick St Louis and Minnesota.
     
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    We're going ALL THE WAY.

    :win::win::win:
     
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    I hope life imitates hockey for you in Brazil. :naughty:
     
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    GreatKeith Only In Last Every Regular Season

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    Vancouver and Arizona because that would humiliate the Oilers the most.
     
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    You’d think Calgary winning the President’s Trophy might be enough.
     
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    GreatKeith Only In Last Every Regular Season

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    After so many terrible years I'm used to us being worse than Calgary. I'm not upset they are where they are (plus they're not catching Tampa).

    Having two small rebuilds surpass the Oilers would be the ultimate insult.
     
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    Edmonton and ppl
     
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    You are right. Alot of the time if you look at teams that make the playoffs, they have a plus rating or are at least higher than the teams that dont make it.
     
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    St.Louis and Colorado.
    We’re hopeless
     
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    I think if Pettersen stays healthy, Vancouver is a surprise choice to make it, leaving one of Colorado and Minnesota for the other spot IMO. Went with Colorado because of their ridiculous top line.

    I think Vancouver probably falls back to earth a little next year, but they're playing some really inspired hockey lately it seems.
     
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    The teams are so bunched up right now, it is really hard to tell. Someone or two goes on a hot streak and that could be it. I'll go with the Blues and Minny.
     
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    Edmonton has real ppl.. ? I thought it was simply whiners and kool aid drinkers
     
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    Chicago and St.louis
     
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    Arizona Van Ducks all lose tonight in reg. Yay. Still in the turtle derby. Big game v Chicago tomorrow.
     
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    Minneosota/St. Louis

    and Edmonton
     
  24. Soli

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    Committed genocide for you.
     
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    In order

    Minnesota
    Colorado
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    St. Louis
     

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