Pacific Division Power Rankings: Playoff Chase Edition

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearly upon us! Where do the Vegas Golden Knights stand in the grand scheme of things?

Vancouver Canucks v Vegas Golden Knights
Vancouver Canucks v Vegas Golden Knights / Candice Ward/GettyImages
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1. Vancouver Canucks

Nils Hoglanderl, Elias Pettersson
Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks / Derek Cain/GettyImages

The Vancouver Canucks are atop the Pacific Division and cruising. They're on the fast track to the division title and possibly home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference portion of the playoffs.

But the bigger question is if the Canucks can handle the playoff pressure. The Pacific Division leaders have an effective age of 28.5, which isn't too young for a hockey team. However, with young players like Quinn Hughes and Elias Petterson at the helm, playoff inexperience can be worrisome.