1. Nashville Predators
Their depth on defense is stacked, but they need more production from their forwards.
2. Winnipeg Jets
This team is built to win right now. They’ll have about 2-3 more seasons of being Cup contenders.
3. St. Louis Blues
They were the most active team in the offseason and that should get them back into the playoffs.
4. Minnesota Wild
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a Bruce Boudreau led team will again make the playoffs against all the odds.
5. Colorado Avalanche
Their forward group will outscore a lot of teams, but will their goalie situation improve from last year?
6. Dallas Stars
A new coach and a new style, but it’s one that will mesh well with the star power they have.
7. Chicago Blackhawks
It will be a big learning curve for the youngsters coming in, but Chicago’s veterans will make it easier. Continue reading “Central Division”