2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Central Division

October 6th, 2016 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
The Central Division was arguably the toughest in the NHL in 2015-16.

The Dallas Stars led the way, gaining 17 points over their 2014-15 result to finish second overall in the NHL with 109 points. Just two points back, the St. Louis Blues were third with 107, then the Chicago Blackhawks slotted into a tie for fifth overall at 103.

Further down, the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild scooped up both Western Conference wild-card spots, while the talented but underachieving Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets brought up the rear.

Central teams play an exciting brand of hockey—hard-nosed, with lots of offense.

Here's what to watch in the Central Division in 2016-17.

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