What’s in store for the Pacific Division in 22/23? Which teams are the early favorites? Which teams have cap flexibility to improve this offseason? Which teams are in cap purgatory and have some difficult decisions ahead?
Let’s take a look around the league at team performance over the past week and the updated full season standings projections.
Let’s take a look around the league at team performance over the past week, along with updated projected standings.
andings are starting to take shape as we approach the quarter mark of the season. Historically, most teams that sit in playoff positions at American Thanksgiving are still there at the end of the season. Yet there are most often a few surprises mixed in. This week, we’ll look for one team in each division that appears most likely to break into the playoff picture over the rest of the season, along with one team that looks most likely to fall out.
e’re now far enough into the season that we’re starting to the see the true strength of most teams. The bubble has burst on some teams who got off to hot starts, while others who started slow relative to expectations have started picking up points. Let’s take a look at the past week around the league.
Since last week’s update, we’ve seen a number of season opening streaks come to an end. The Carolina Hurricanes were handed their first loss by the Florida Panthers, the Panthers picked up their first regulation loss against the New York Rangers, and the Coyotes finally found the win column against the Seattle Kraken. The Dallas Stars now have the only active season opening streak, as they are the only team without a regulation win. Let’s recap how each division has fared over the past week.
picture of which teams early success is sustainable. Let’s take a look at the updated full season projections by division.
After last night’s games, 30 of the league’s 32 teams have played at least five games. While it’s still too early to get a good sense of which early season performances are sustainable over the long haul, we’re starting to get a better picture of how the 2021-2022 standings may look.
We’re now over a week into the new season and all 32 teams have seen action. Let’s take a look at some of the more significant roster news since my last update on Oct 15 along with updated projections based on the roster updates and actual results through the first week of the season.
We’ve made it to the eve of a new season. The games count starting tomorrow and we have a pretty good picture of each team as we head into the regular season. Let’s take a final look at the projected standings by division before the puck drop on a new season, along with a review of some of the key player absences as the season gets underway.