Nashville Predators: Way too early Western Conference Power Rankings

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Vegas Golden Knights (2-0-0, 4 pts)

This is a prime example of giving credit where credit is due, all the while being completely realistic with where the Golden Knights are. Picking up back-to-back road wins to begin your franchise is never a bad thing. James Neal is doing exactly what he has always done and exactly what Vegas needs him to do as the only real threat to score night in and night out. Marc-Andre Fleury is going to have the opportunity to revitalize his career, which is a big reason why I believe he waved his no trade clause in order for Vegas to select him in the first place. He knows he will likely see 30-40 shots a night and if he can stand on his head a few times, he can look like the hero for Vegas.

The Golden Knights play their next seven games at home and against much tougher competition. Yes, they get Arizona again on Tuesday, but that is followed by a visit from the Red Wings and the Bruins. This is lightning in a bottle at its finest and it is just a matter of time before Vegas starts sinking to the bottom of the Pacific standings.