The Pacific Division consistently produces at least one Stanley Cup contender. The Los Angeles Kings upset Northwest Division powerhouse Vancouver Canucks, surprising Central Division winning St. Louis Blues and Pacific Division champion Phoenix Coyotes on the way to the franchise's first Stanley Cup.
The Anaheim Ducks need to regroup after a tough season filled with injury and shortcomings.
The Dallas Stars look to make a push for the playoffs after adding some big names to the roster.
The Los Angeles Kings hope to defend the Stanley Cup with much of the same championship roster intact.
The Phoenix Coyotes look to remain atop the Pacific Division with new players filling key roles.
The San José Sharks want to regain control of the Pacific Division after finishing in seventh place in the West last season.
The teams from the sunny Pacific coast hope to establish the division as a powerhouse in the Western Conference.