Red Wings Soaring: Detroit Pulling Away from Pack in Central Division

November 14th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
So far this season, each of the five teams in NHL's Central Division have spent some time as the No. 1 team in the division.

Prior to the season, the general feeling around the league was that the primary, if not only, battle in the central would be a two-horse race between Chicago and Detroit for the top spot.

The season is still very young, and we may yet see this come to pass.

However, to date we've seen as many as three teams tied in points for first place, teams go from fifth to first in the span of just two games, and at one point, all five teams securely in the playoff picture.

Still, as competitive as the Central Division has been through the first month of the season, it looks like the Detroit Red Wings are prepared to put some serious distance between them and their divisional rivals.

While the Chicago Blackhawks continue to go through their post-championship growing pains (they're 3-6-1 over their last 10 games) and the once red-hot St. Louis Blues led by goalie Jaroslav Halak have suddenly cooled off, the Red Wings appear to be getting stronger and more confident with each game.

The Wings currently ...

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