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Video: Who’s the favorite in the West?

Jan 17, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

Which teams in the Western Conference are overrated and underrated? What squad will bounce back from a rough season to make the playoffs and which team 2011-12 playoff team will be dethroned in the West?

For that matter, where do the Los Angeles Kings stand after winning it all last season and what should we expect from the Minnesota Wild after signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter over summer?

Mike Milbury went on SportsTalk to answer those questions and you can listen to his take below:

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  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    If everything clicks again the Kings could very well repeat. I know Detroit has taken a step back but I always find it hard to count them out. Seems to me that the West is as wide open as it has ever been in recent memory, especially with the short season.

  2. pensfan603 - Jan 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Stlouis is the favorite

  3. loinstache - Jan 17, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    I think St. Louis will be the top regular season team but I haven’t been impressed with their playoff performances in previous years, so I don’t believe they will go all the way. I believe the WCF will be Vancouver – LA, with my money on LA (unfortunately).

  4. dreamzilla - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    OILERS!!!! the second coming of the new oil dynasty…gretzky kurri anderson messier coffey …….hall eberle nuget hopkins yakupov schultz…..

    • valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Yes I think the Oilers will do well this season as well as make the playoffs. Now if the owners would spend a little money to pick up a couple of D’men and then get a goalie from the Wild they might really make some noise come playoff time.

  5. kingsfan68 - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    kings all the way, they brought everyone back and will have Carter for the whole year plus the two nolan And King. ..

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