For four seasons, the Vancouver Canucks have reigned over what one could easily call the weakest division in the NHL They've been one of the best teams in the entire league, in fact, and they even have one Stanley Cup Final bid to show for it.

But are times changing in the Northwest Division? The Oilers are on the rise thanks to years of ineptness and high draft picks, the Wild signed the top two free agents on the market a year ago, both to deals longer (13 years) than all of Wild franchise history (12 years), the Avalanche are generally unremarkable but continue to rise behind budding captain Gabriel Landeskog. And the Flames... well, they still have Jarome Iginla, right?