NHL Analysis: Central Division Preview

The NHL enters a new era for this season, with its alignment into four larger divisions (now 7-8 teams apiece as opposed to five). The Central Division might not be the toughest, but it’s home to the best team, as the Chicago Blackhawks are fresh off their 2013 Stanley Cup. Here’s a snapshot look at the Central Division’s seven teams. Each team’s betting odds to win the Western Conference and reach the Finals are in parentheses.