Category Archives: The Central Division

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

Red Wings Trade Ville Leino for… Nothing?

The Detroit Red Wings traded forward Ville Leino to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and a fifth round draft pick in the 2011 draft. Detroit then immediately placed Tollefsen on waivers. Leino, 26, had disappointed the Red Wings … Continue reading

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Saturday Night’s Silver Lining for the Blackhawks

Sometimes it’s good to be good, other times it’s good to be lucky. Right now, it appears the Hawks are both good and lucky. On Saturday night, the Blackhawks blew a four-goal lead in Minnesota, eventually losing the game 6-5 … Continue reading

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Cellar Dwelling Blue Jackets Make a Big Trade

On Monday, the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets made a fairly substantial deal that could improve the youngest roster in the NHL and make them more competitive in the Central Division in 2010. The Jackets traded veteran forward Jason Chimera to … Continue reading

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Who’s Left for Sunday? Detroit Loses Zetterberg

With just under two minutes left in the first period on Thursday night, Detroit star forward and leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg needed help to leave the ice. After a hard, but legal, hit from Mattias Ohlund, Zetterberg was taken to … Continue reading

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Broken Wings: Detroit Loses Kronwall

Reports out of Detroit on Sunday are that the Red Wings have lost another key player  to injury. Niklas Kronwall sprained the MCL in his left knee in an open-ice collision with Georges Laraque in Montreal on Saturday, and will … Continue reading

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