I'm getting really sick and tired of these pathetic Eastern Conference teams not competing in games against the West. How can the Minnesota Wild expect to gain any spots in the Western Conference Standings when teams like Montreal go belly-up against the Flames? 4-0 to Calgary? Ridiculous. If the Wild played in the Eastern Conference they'd win a division and probably get a Top 2 seed in the playoffs, but instead they're a #8 in the West. Frustrating.
Switching gears a small bit, where would you have the Minnesota Wild finishing the season in the Eastern Conference? Picking a final resting spot for them is tough to gauge, like with most NHL picks. Soooo many things change on a daily basis and injuries will always play a role.