Winnipeg Jets – Depth Key to Jets Success
Despite playing fewer games than most teams in the league, the Winnipeg Jets are only four points back of the top spot in the Western Conference. The reason behind their success is excellent depth. The Jets have eight players on their team on pace to score more than 40 points this season, one more than their total from last season (when they reached the Western Conference Finals).
Colorado Avalanche – Most Dangerous Trio of Scorers in the NHL
With two of the top scorers in the NHL, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, the Colorado Avalanche are in the midst of another successful season. The 128 points between the two (in 42 games) is five points more than the next highest scoring duo in the NHL. Their play, along with Gabriel Landeskog, is the primary reason the Avalanche reached the middle of the NHL season, holding down the third spot in the Central Division.
The Avalanche need more secondary scoring to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. However, as long as their top players are scoring, they are a tough out for any team on any night.