WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
This is the toughest division in hockey and it'll be a dogfight between two of the NHL's best teams, but the Ducks will fall a little short of the division crown in second in the Pacific Division, fourth in the Western Conference.
BUZZ FACTORStock up (up and away). It's been a bit of a blur for the squad and its fans since the end of the lockout; new owners, new coach, new GM, a surprise visit to the conference finals, the surprise addition of the game's best defenseman. Attendance should jump dramatically with season tickets up about 20 percent over last season.