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Is the Central Division the Best in the NHL?

Over at TrueHockey.com today, I explored that topic:

When looking at the Central division, it’s possible all five teams could clinch playoff spots in the extremely competitive Western Conference.

Detroit Red Wings

Even without the likes of Brian Rafalski, Chris Osgood, Kris Draper and Mike Modano, the Detroit Red Wings could very well be the class of the Central Division once again this season.

The Red Wings still have guys like Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, Niklas Kronwall and goaltender Jimmy Howard. These players all had solid seasons last year and got the Wings to within one game of the Western Conference Finals.

This team will be the team to beat not only in the division, but possibly the entire conference.

Click here for more on the rest of the division.

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Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

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