Central Division Power Rankings: Preds On Top, Stars Tumble


We are approximately one month into the 2014-15 season. Most teams in the Central Division have played at least 14 games so we are starting to feel each team out and see a bit what each team holds.

Of course, it is still early but having played approximately 1/6 of the regular season already most are either extremely happy about their team’s play or disappointed with how things have shaped out for their team so far this season.

It’s not time to panic by any means for really any teams in the Central Division, especially if you are the happy-go-lucky feeling Predators fan as they sit atop the division.

Now, let’s have a look at this week’s power rankings as one month of the season is now behind us:

team. 151. The Nashville Predators sit atop our list of teams for the third consecutive week. Nashville is coming off of a successful six-game road trip in which they beat the likes of Vancouver, Dallas, and snapped St. Louis’ seven-game winning streak in the finale of their journey away from home. <a href=. (9-3-2). Previous: . Nashville Predators. 1

(9-4-1). Previous: . St. Louis Blues. 2. team. 99. The St. Louis Blues quickly turned things around this season. After starting the season 2-3-1 through their first six-games they caught fire and went on a seven-game win streak. <a href=

team. 107. The Winnipeg Jets have been extremely good as of late. Winnipeg has posted a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10-games. Their recent success starts with the man in net as <a href=. (8-5-2). Previous: . Winnipeg Jets. 3

team. 94. The Chicago Blackahwks have been somewhat of a mystery as of late. The ‘Hawks lost back-to-back games to Toronto and Winnipeg then turned around and beat Montreal 5-0 earlier this month. Netminder <a href=. (8-6-1). Previous: . Chicago Blackhawks. 4

98. The Minnesota wild are struggling, not struggling as much as a team below, but struggling. The Wild have been outscored 11-2 during their current three-game losing streak. Minnesota’s points-leader <a href=. (7-6-0). Previous: . Minnesota Wild. 5. team

Where do you begin with this team? The Colorado Avalanche have been bad so far this season. Everything that could be bad for the Avalanche, is. Colorado is allowing three-goals/game, only scoring 2.4 goals/game, and their power play ranks 23rd in the league at 13.6%. A team that finished third in the NHL last year and a team that won the Central Division a year ago is hard to imagine regressing this bad and this quickly after last year’s success. Colorado averaged almost three-goals a night last season, we haven’t seen that offensive fire power at all so far this year.. (4-7-5). Previous: . Colorado Avalanche. 6. team. 103

(4-6-4). Previous: . Dallas Stars. 7. team. 119. The Dallas Stars have lost seven straight games. Their last win came on October 24 against New Jersey. <a href=