2012 NHL Free Agency: Winners & Losers in the Central Division

Mar 27, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Nashville Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist (27) and St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (28) Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) keep their eyes on the puck during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Blues defeated the Predators 3-0 and set a franchise record for home wins in a season at 30 wins. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The latest OTF on YouTube (you are a subscriber, aren't you?) takes a look around the division...

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So what do you think about how the various teams in the Central have done this summer?

St. Louis: Have re-signed most of their free agents, preparing for 1st full season under Ken Hitchcock.

Nashville: Re-signed Weber, Gill & Gaustad, but lost Suter & Tootoo (not to mention AK46 & Radulov).

Detroit: Lidstrom retired, Stuart & Hudler left as free agents, Tootoo & Samuelsson signed.

Chicago: Added Sheldon Brookbank as depth D, but haven't addressed major issues.

Columbus: Traded Rick Nash for two roster players and a young D, signed Adrian Aucoin from Phoenix.

Taken in total, I wonder if the division as a whole might take a bit of a dip next season?

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