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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Edmonton Oilers, Leon Draisaitl #29
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3. Predicting the standings.

I want to toss my hat in the ring for a season standings prediction for 2021-22. I am not going to say how many points each team gets rather just if they will be in the playoffs or not, so here are my choices:

Vegas Golden Knights 

Edmonton Oilers 

Calgary Flames 

San Jose Sharks

Los Angeles Kings 

Vancouver Canucks 

Seattle Kraken

Anaheim Ducks 

I think the two top teams in the Pacific will run away with first and second. Edmonton and Vegas should compete with each other for the top spot in the Pacific and everything else should be up for grabs.

Calgary does take the final spot within the division and the two wild card teams should be coming out of the Central and not the Pacific. I am excited to see how much improvement teams like San Jose and Los Angeles show next season. While I want Edmonton to run away with things in the Pacific, a little more competition from other teams wouldn’t hurt their chances in the postseason.