The Pacific division is going to be the most fun division in the NHL this season as there are three legitimate Stanley Cup contenders and a fourth who would like to reenter the conversation. Last season, Calgary won the division with 111 points and Edmonton was close behind with 104 points. The Kings were the only other playoff team from the division as they finished third with 99 points. A Pacific division team has not been in the Stanley Cup Finals since the Vegas Golden Knights loss to the Washington Capitals in 2018. The Pacific division has not had a Stanley Cup winner since the Kings won in 2014.
Pacific Division Betting Odds
The Big Four In The Pacific
It’s a four-team race in the Pacific and it should be a fun battle all season long. Edmonton is the slight 2/1 favorite, and they seem primed to make a giant leap this season. The Oilers offense is as good as you’ll see in the NHL and the addition of Jack Campbell between the pipes could be just what this team needed to be playoff ready.
Calgary played a big game of musical chairs this offseason, but the team has come out of the offseason still loaded. I am not sure the Flames are a team you want to bet in the offseason as they could struggle to gel early on, and you could get more value come November.
Vegas and Los Angeles are the other two teams in the race, and they are both 4/1 to win the Pacific. The Golden Knights had their worst season in franchise history but are primed for a bounce back this season. Los Angeles was a surprising third-place finisher last season and they will need another Jonathan Quick masterclass season to repeat that performance.
The other four teams in this division are unlikely to have any impact of the final standings. Vancouver could make it tricky for the top teams, but they are not ready to get into a playoff spot. Seattle, Anaheim, and San Jose will be battling it out for the worst record in the Western Conference.