Western conference is pretty settled except for the pecking order. Wild card spots are still a bit up in the air. MN, Yotes and Stars still have some work to do. CO and the Hawks seems like a given for the opening round - only question is who gets the home ice?
Local press wants the Wild to hang on to the 7th spot so they don't have to play St. Louis in the opening round, but they don't have a much better record historically against the California teams. St. Louis sure looks like the team to come out of the west this season, but they don't have an impressive record against the Pacific this season, but then they didn't have Miller in net for most of those games. St. Louis - Boston sure sounds like a great final to me.