The Western Conference
Your early picks
Part 2 of the two-part series.
The West is, in my opinion, a bit more easy to predict this go-round than the East, as teams like Detroit, San Jose and Dallas are sure to be on everyone's "playoff team" list while St. Louis and Los Angeles likely aren't.
The no-so-clear part? Who makes the playoffs from the Northwest Division and where do potential up and comers like Chicago, Phoenix, Edmonton and Columbus fit in?
FYI: Back to regular programming come Monday, honest.