In arguably the toughest division in hockey, there have been some surpirses both good and bad.
Starting with the Phoenix Coyotes, a team that has been in turmoil since the end of last season. The Coyotes' franchise has been going through financial trauma, as well as being worried about where this team may end up. If they leave at all that is.
However, even with all of this going on, the Yotes have found a way to win. They find themselves in 3rd place in the Pacific Division, and 6th overall in the superior Western Conference.
Moving on to a bit of a dissapointing surprise, the Anaheim Ducks to this point in the season have been one of the worst teams in hockey. The Ducks are without blueliner Chris Pronger and they are finding out just how much he meant to this team.Even with stars like Corey Perry, Getlaf, Niedermayer, and Ryan, this team isn't in good shape.
The Los Angeles Kings finally emerged as a force in this division and find themselves atop it along with the San Jose Sharks at 45 points. Anze Kopitar is among the league leaders in points and Drew Doughty has been one of the best scoring blueliners in the league. The Kings look like a force to be reckoned with in the future as they are extremely youthful.
The Dallas Stars are making a comeback after a terribly dissapointing 2008-2009 campaign. Although last season was plagued by injuries, there is no excuse for what happened to this team. This season, the Stars are 4th in the divison, yet 8th overall in the conference.
And finally, the San Jose Sharks. This team has been pretty streaky this season as they are currently on a 5 game losing streak. However, they are still tied for the division lead, a testament to just how good this team is. With new acquisations, highlighted by Dany Heatley, this team hopes to make a long awaited deep postseason run.
Well, that's all I got for now on the Pacific Division. Thanks for reading!