Pacific Division Power Rankings After December

The Vegas Golden Knights have some competition coming in hot in the Pacific. Who's currently the biggest threat to the defending Stanley Cup champs before the new year?

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4. Edmonton Oilers

Connor Mcdavid
Las Vegas Golden Knights v Edmonton Oilers / Lawrence Scott/GettyImages

It's easy to think of the Edmonton Oilers as a Stanley Cup threat. When you have two of the best hockey players in the world, it comes with the territory. That's why many analysts and experts can't get enough of them as a Stanley Cup champion pick.

However, the start of the season wasn't too kind to Edmonton. The Oilers started 2-9-1 and eventually fired their head coach, Jay Woodcroft, leading to a new shift in the team's mentality. But can Edmonton save their season, despite limping out of the gate?