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Central Division Preview

September 4, 2007

National Hockey League: Central Division Preview

Eleven bloggers who cover each team in the Central Division have gotten together to present our readers and NHL fans in general with a preview of the division.  The preview kicks off today with an overview of how the preview will work.  So today we are presenting you with an overview of each blog that will participate in the preview and the dates you can expect to read our coverage on each team in the division.

Without further ado here is the overview of each blogger:

Chicago Blackhawks

Chris – The Third Man In [thethirdmanin.com]

Chris will preview the Hawks in their second year under head coach Denis Savard.  The Third Man In has covered the Hawks since March 2007.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Bethany – Bethany’s Hockey Rants [bethanym85.blogspot.com]

Bethany will preview the Jackets as second year coach Ken Hitchcock will attempt to lead Columbus to their first playoff berth in team history.  Bethany will also provide a preview for the St. Louis Blues.  Her hockey rants has been up and running since January 2007.

Drew – End of the Bench [endofbench.wordpress.com]

Drew is part of the triumverate of Blue Jacket bloggers who will preview Columbus.  He’s covered the Blue Jackets as well as the larger sports scene at End of the Bench since February 2006.

Sarah – Neutral Zone Trap [neutralzonetrap.wordpress.com]

Sarah’s coverage of the Blue Jackets, soccer, and…library book sales has been up and running since February 2007.

Detroit Red Wings

Bill – Abel to Yzerman [kuklaskorner.com/index.php/a2y]

Bill has provided his unique sarcastic takes Mike Babcock’s squad over at the emperor’s website since November 2006.

Christy – Behind the Jersey [behindthejersey.com]

A Red Wings intern and #1 Steve Yzerman fan, Christy has covered the Red Wings since November 2003.

John & Steve – Gloveside [gloveside.net]

The crazy band of northern Michigan bloggers provide coverage on – and write haikus about – Detroit’s hockey team.  They will also provide coverage of the Red Wings’ training camp in Traverse City.

Dave – Gorilla Crouch [gorillacrouch.com]

Dave provides coverage of the Red Wings as well as the general Detroit Sports scene.  He’s been blogging since September 2006.

George – Kuklas Korner [kuklaskorner.com]

George, who blogs for MLIVE.com, also provides hockey coverage and commentary for Kuklas Korner.

Matt – On the Wings [onthewingsblog.com]

Canonical blogger Matt Saler has covered the Red Wings over at On the Wings since March 2003. 

Nashville Predators

Dirk (aka The Forechecker) – On the Forecheck [forechecker.blogspot.com]

Dirk provides in-depth statistical analysis as well as wall to wall coverage of the Predators.  He’s been blogging since July 2005, but back in the 1990’s he wrote for the online hockey magazine “In the Crease,” mostly covering the Detroit Red Wings.

St. Louis Blues

Bethany – Bethany’s Hockey Rants [bethanym85.blogspot.com]

Bethany takes a break from her Hockey Ranting just long enough to preview the Blues.

So be sure to check out each preview to get the latest information, statistics, and completely biased opinions on each team in the Central Division.  One team will be featured on each of the following Mondays.  Here is the schedule for each team preview:

Sept 10 – Chicago
Sept 17 – Columbus
Sept 24 – Detroit
Oct 1 – Nashville
Oct 8 – St. Louis

We hope you enjoy the preview as we get closer to the drop of the puck and the start of the 2007-08 season!

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5 comments

  1. It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t able to get in on this. I’d gotten the e-mail and everything, but considering how damn busy everything is for me right now, I was never even able to respond in time to say I wanted to be a part of this.

    Ah well. I’m sure you, Sarah, and Beth will be a perfect trifecta of CBJ coverage for this. 😀


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