I was going over my usual processing this morning and discovered the worst division in the West is better than the best division in the East. The numbers below are winning percentages assuming overtimes are a coin toss, so the only thing that matters is regulation wins. I use a Colley Matrix to do the ranking of teams
Worst goal differential a -6 for the Oilers (-4 Vancouver)
Worst division in the west, Nashville and Detroit have taken over and the rest of the teams are giving up.
Stars appear to be falling, but other than that the bottom teams in this division would do a lot better if they weren't in this division.
Only one team has a significant positive goal differential (New Jersey)
It's really too bad this division will likely only send 3 teams to the playoffs.
It's strange to see the southeast division as better than the Atlantic, but 45% isn't great. Best goal differential is +4 (Carolina)
The West vs. East works out to:
42W - 13 OTW - 7 OTL - 30 L (42/72 = 58%)