The Central division is one of the hardest to predict. Not only do the two teams that should be at the top have some of the most prolific offenses in the leauge (Detroit and Chicago), but it's almost impossible to discount the St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, or Nashville Predators because they each have the pieces to be competitive. Then there's also the fact that all they seem to do is sign from each other. Chicago signed two former Red Wings, St. Louis has one former Wing, Columbus signed a former Blackhawk, and Detroit signed a former Blue Jacket and a former Predator. Detroit Red Wings
2008/09 Record: 51-21-10, 112 points, third in East—Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games in Stanley Cup Final.
Additions: Todd Bertuzzi—F (1 year/$1 ...
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