Northwest Division gets nutty
Standings after Wednesday night's games
It took a wild 6-5 overtime win by the Canucks to get to this point, but with mediocrity overtaking all five Northwest Division teams lately, we've got an interesting, er, battle for the division lead.
The most amazing part about Vancouver being in top spot, however momentarily, is that the Canucks have managed just 2.34 goals per game — a lofty total that, after their goal-plosion on Wednesday, puts them ahead of only St. Louis and Philadelphia as the league's lowest-scoring team (Vancouver was last prior to tonight).
So, then, here's my question: Is the parity we're seeing in the Northwest an indication of it being such a strong division — or just the opposite?