Offense (if Sundin goes to Vancouver)
Offense (if Sundin refuses to be parted from his Swedish pony)
This division is actually quite strong on offense. The Oilers have a fabulous top six who would murder in most other divisions; it's just that Vancouver's top six could include Mats Sundin, Pavol Demitra, and the Sedins. And Steve Bernier.
And Calgary has that Jarome Iginla and that high-scoring defenseman.
Minnesota has a great goal-scorer in Marian Gaborik, and Colorado has some great centers in Paul Stastny and Joe Sakic. If Sakic has a Sakic season, then this ranking looks very different indeed. Again, there are so many variables it's ridiculous to try to predict these things. Nevertheless, let's continue the game:
I hate to rank the Av's so low, but again, if Joe Sakic stays healthy all bets are off.