Contrary to popular belief, there is hockey in the West. Not only that, but there are great teams and great players that often get over-looked by the East Coast media.
It is time for a little West Coast bias.
As the 2011 season draws nearer there is a lot to be excited about in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks have made a lot of moves to make them serious contenders.
The defending conference champions, the Vancouver Canucks, will be in the mix again, as will the always dangerous Detroit Red Wings.
What about the players in the West?
Well, the West boasts the last two Hart and Art Ross Trophy winners, along with numerous Olympic medal winners and all-stars.
So, who are the best of the best out West?
Here is a look at who will be the best 15 players this coming season in the Western Conference.
Who do you have in your top 15?