The San Jose Sharks are currently the first-placed team in the Pacific Division. With depth and skill at almost every position they are one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.
Yet again, they are primed for one of the top spots in the playoffs.
With only four points separating them from third place, though, the Sharks are unlikely to be runaway winners. The Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes are their strongest competition and each has their strengths. The Coyotes are able to have similar amounts of success on the road as they do at home, while the Kings goaltending is superb.
However, San Jose is the more complete team with experience on their side.
Here are five reasons the Sharks will win the Pacific Division: