Category Archives: The Central Division

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

Chris Osgood Retires, Not A Hall of Famer

  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. Tweet

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NHL Free Agency: Central Division Summer Preview

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

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St. Louis Blues Make Bold Statement With An Epic Trade

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

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2010-11 NHL Central Division Preview

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

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Western Conference Standings – Thru April 4

  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. Tweet

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Western Conference Standings – Through March 21

Wait… that’s not San Jose sitting atop the Western Conference with the Blackhawks any more. Yes, the Phoenix Coyotes have stepped to the front of the race for the top spot in the Western Conference. They have already played 73 … Continue reading

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Western Conference Standings – Through March 15

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Western Conference Standings – Through March 12

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Western Conference Standings – Through March 7

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Possible Impact on Blackhawks Trade Talks Coming from Nashville

The Nashville Predators will reportedly announce late Wednesday afternoon that they have agreed to an extension with goalie Pekka Rinne. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. UPDATE: TSN is reporting Rinne’s extension is for two years and … Continue reading

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