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The Canucks seem to have the most balanced lineup after some key signings in the off-season. Lyle Richardson previews the Northwest division of the NHL.
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There is Lyle Richardson from foxsports.com. The Vancouver conduct the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames made significant offseason changes which should have an interesting impact on the northwest division race. That cannot biggest -- is actually retaining three of their own this past summer locking up the the twins and goaltender -- -- -- to long term contract extensions. General manager Mike Gillis wasn't content stop there however bringing in veteran Winger Michael -- as a free agent from Detroit. And bolster his defense by acquiring Christian -- hop and Brad Lukowich and say. The breakout performances last season the forwards Ryan Kessler and Alex burrows provides the -- with Bible offensive depth. This could be the best balanced -- seen in years which could make them contenders for the division title. Of one of the top clubs in the west this season. The Calgary Flames edition of jade bowl Meester and offseason trade with defense corps that already includes the office of Robin -- here. Give the points and enviable top three blue liners. And hiring Brett siders take coached in this -- returned with defense first roots. Actually cut down on the number of shot the goaltender -- can stop these this season but they should also try to cut back on the number dean he played in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Offense could again be a problem area for the planes for -- while they had Italy -- in last season. And David Martin ray -- -- -- performances it remains to be seen if they'll be able to -- the offensive burden from the -- in line. The Edmonton Oilers bid farewell to goaltender Dwayne roll and replacing him via free agency with former Blackhawk -- I have people. Which has significant post season experience but also comes with an injury history as well as consistency issues. The club tried and failed to land Danny heatley from Ottawa this summer to bolster their offensive instead turn to former -- might -- stock has been in decline over the past few seasons. -- Paquin has -- coach ever should be a boon for the young Oilers forward to see the first some more offensive style compared with predecessor. But this -- -- still been -- the sniper for Alex Penske line in might have to consider moving one of their many puck moving defenseman to get one. Of the -- to the northwest I expect the Vancouver Canucks with the depth and talent will be the team that will emerge as the division winner.