Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/17/14
As the Columbus Blue Jackets are positioning themselves in 242 days for either top amateur prospects Nail Kabulov or Filip Forsberg in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and as I primarily cover the Blue Jackets, I am left with little to write about in a positive manner. Therefore, as part of a continuing series, here is a summary of the NHL Central Division for the first two weeks of the season (in order of the current Central Division standings): Chicago Blackhawks (5-1-2) – The ‘Hawks spent the off-season trying to restore the sandpaper that the prior season’s purge diminished them of by acquiring gritty performers Steve Montador, Jamal Mayers and Dan Carcillo who recently returned from an indefinite suspension from the prior season. The ‘Hawks top three forward lines create numerous match-up and defensive problems for all of their opponents and Corey Crawford has been solid in net. Who’s Hot: The usual suspects: Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and shutdown cent...
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