Nashville Predators: Way too early Western Conference Power Rankings

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Arizona Coyotes (0-1-1, 1 pt)

Arizona could be an exciting team to watch this season, but I am not sure how that translates to wins. Apparently Vegas is already more seasoned in coming out on top in close games. But, Arizona is more looking toward the future than focused on the present. They should cement themselves in the bottom half of these rankings, especially if they are surrendering 40+ shots against the Golden Knights.

It appears as if the Coyotes will two-platoon their goaltender situation, likely going with whoever can gain the hot hand first. Louis Domingue and Antti Ranta are the rotating netminders and I can only imagine how many points McDavid, Gaudreau and other premier talents in this division will try to put as they feast on the bottom feeders of the Pacific. Anthony Duclair and Tobias Rieder have shown flashes that make you think the future could be bright in Arizona, but sustaining any relevancy is still years away. I imagine management interest is in accumulating draft picks over accumulating wins come the trade deadline.