It's sad how much the Northwest has dropped off as a Division over the last few years. Vancouver hasn't had much real competition late in the season for the division title for a few years.
I still think the Avs can make a run for the playoffs this year. They did certainly make it a lot harder on themselves with that loss to Columbus though. If they miss the playoffs by a point or two, that will be the game that lost it for them.
Add last night's other loss to Columbus and there goes the playoffs. I'm still pretty excited about this team in the future, but I think they need to add a good veteran goal scorer in free agency this year. But they won't of course. They had a few disappointing games down the stretch, but really have played great since the end of January or so and have been a lot of fun to watch.
I'm not sure who I'm pulling for in the playoffs this year. Vancouver I suppose.