The Western Conference is no place for a team that is faint at heart. It's going to be a dog fight in many of the divisions this season with multiple teams capable of grabbing division crowns. Even more compelling are the many story lines building up to the season.
Can Vancouver recover from last seasons disappointment? Can Los Angeles prove they are ready? Is it finally the year for San Jose? Are the Blackhawks ready for a bounce back year? Is the reign of Detroit finally coming to a close?
Whatever team you may have in this fight that is the Western Conference, it is shaping up to be an extremely exciting and competitive season. With many things to look forward to, and many teams tossing their hats into the mix of things, let's get down to business with how this whole thing will shape out.