Category Archives: The Central Division
Previews for each team in the Central Division were posted on The Fourth Period‘s site this weekend. Here are links to each one: Chicago Blackhawks St. Louis Blues Detroit Red Wings Nashville Predators Columbus Blue Jackets
In the wake of Nashville matching Shea Weber’s offer sheet and Columbus trading their captain, Rick Nash, to the Rangers, it’s worth looking at the landscape surrounding the Blackhawks in the Central Division as the summer continues. Here’s an updated … Continue reading
On Sunday night, the St. Louis Blues announced that they had fired Davis Payne as their head coach, replacing him with Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock’s first games behind the bench for the Blues will be Tuesday, when St. Louis hosts the … Continue reading
On Thursday morning, the Nashville Predators agreed to terms on a new seven-year, $49M contract with netminder Pekka Rinne. Rinne was a Vezina finalist last year, when he posted a 33-22-9 record, 2.12 goals against average and .930 save percentage … Continue reading
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced a six-year, $27M contract extension with defenseman Fedor Tyutin on Wednesday morning. If the goal in Columbus was to spend money, that’s been accomplished. But nobody’s forced them to spend their money wisely, and it … Continue reading
On Tuesday, Detroit goalie Chris Osgood retired with 401 wins. The total ranks 10th all-time, but his numbers aren’t good enough for a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here’s why.
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings continue to stay alive in the postseason, but the summer – and free agency – is an inevitable reality. We’ve already looked at the free agency decisions the Blackhawks will have to make … Continue reading
Friday was an incredible day in St. Louis, and could impact the future of the Central Division for years to come. The Blues started the day by trading their captain, Eric Brewer, 31, to Tampa Bay for junior defenseman Brock … Continue reading
Last year was the first time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Central Division. Yes, that statement is correct. Not since realignment had the Hawks won the division, a function of the awful management practices that plagued the franchise for years. … Continue reading
With one game in-hand, the Chicago Blackhawks control their own destiny. Win their final four games, and the Hawks will secure the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs.