The flowers are out, the birds are chirping, and the beers are being chilled. Playoff hockey is every hockey fan’s favourite time of the year. Can’t beat watching multiple hockey games a night, hanging with your friends and enjoying a cold one. This year in the West looks to be potentially the best hockey since the Vancouver Canucks improbable run during the 1994 Stanley Cup. From Nashville right through to Calgary, every team looks to have a shot at earning the title of Western Conference Champion. Let’s break down each team – four this week and four next – and certain players to keep a close eye on for your playoff pools.