Category Archives: The Central Division

News and notes of interest from around the Western Conference’s Central Division

2013-14 Central Division Preview: Colorado Avalanche

We have spent the last couple weeks discussing the new-look Central Division. So far, we’ve examined the Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars. Now, let’s finish the circuit and travel to Denver. What will … Continue reading

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2013-14 Central Division Preview: Dallas Stars

With the first preseason games now less than a month away, we’ve spent the last couple weeks looking at the teams the Blackhawks will face in the new Central Division. So far, we’ve looked at the Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis … Continue reading

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2013-14 Central Division Preview: Minnesota Wild

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve looked ahead at the Blackhawks’ opponents in the new Central Division. We’ve already discussed the Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators. Now, let’s turn our attention to the team that made the … Continue reading

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2013-14 Central Division Preview: Nashville Predators

Our series continues as we look around the new Central Division. We’ve already looked ahead at one new addition, the Winnipeg Jets, and an old rival, the St. Louis Blues. Now, let’s look at the Nashville Predators. Tweet

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2013-14 Central Division Preview: St. Louis Blues

With training camp approaching in less than a month, we’re looking around the new-look Central Division at the Blackhawks’ opponents this year. Earlier this week, we started with the Winnipeg Jets preview. Now, let’s look at a familiar Hawks rival: … Continue reading

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The Fourth Period Central Division Previews

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 Tweet

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NHL Central Division Player Movement Update II

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

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St. Louis Blues Make A Coaching Change

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

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Pekka Rinne Staying In Nashville

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

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Columbus Blue Jackets Waste More Money

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

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