The Northwest Division is known for its goaltending and defense.
The division also has some very good forwards, especially at the center position.
Olli Jokinen was the biggest name traded at the trade deadline last season. He had a good, but not great finish to the season for the Calgary Flames. He is a two-way, physical center.
Mikko Koivu was once considered the most underrated player in the NHL. He is the definition of consistency on both ends of the ice.
Henrik Sedin is one-half of the most dynamic duos in the game with the Vancouver Canucks. He controls and supports the puck as well as anyone in the NHL.
Paul Statsny's production has slipped with the Colorado Avalanche. He is a top line talent for last season's worst Western Conference team.