2013-14 NHL Preview: Central Division (Part 2)

The realignment has been a big story in the preseason as new divisions mean new opponents and new rivalries. This change in alignment for the NHL would all come down to one thing as one team’s move would require a massive change. The Atlanta Thrashers were struggling in 2011 and instead of fighting two battles, Phoenix would go under NHL ownership, the NHL decided that they would give up.

2013-14 NHL Preview: Central Division (Part 1)

The new Central Division is not the same as it once was with the top two teams taken away from the group. The Central Division had been built off of the rivalry between Detroit and Chicago but that is no longer there. The Chicago Blackhawks remain in the Central Division while the Detroit Red Wings move to the Eastern Conference.

2013 NHL Preview: The Central Division

The Central division has quickly become a powerhouse in the NHL with four of the five teams making the playoffs last year. The division has become one of the most dominant in the Western Conference and this year they are looking to continue that trend. The Detroit Red Wings have regularly led the way in this division as the most consistent team.

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