Oilers: Three expectations of the pacific division going into next season

Adam Larsson #6, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
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Seattle Kraken
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2. Out with the old and in with the new.

The Arizona Coyotes will be leaving the Pacific Division and going to the Central when the Seattle Kraken join the NHL. This new division change will give the Pacific another expansion franchise after adding the Vegas Golden Knights just a few seasons ago.

While I want to say that Seattle won’t be in a position to make the postseason, anything can happen with these expansion teams. Hopefully, Edmonton can take advantage of playing a new team next season.

This season might also see some changes on each individual team. Teams like San Jose, Anaheim, and Los Angeles are going to be a little bit better in 2021-22. Their rebuilds might not be completed, but each season they are going to get more competitive. The Oilers need to take advantage of this opportunity they have to win now.