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Projections For The Central: Extinct or Alive? Nash, Chi, Dallas;Fri's Buzz

April 16, 2021, 10:08 AM ET [18 Comments]
The Central Division MAY be the most interesting race we have for the playoffs with 2 legit battles. And those battles were on display last night!

First off, the battle for the top 3 spots...

Current Points.
1. Carolina 60 Pts 42 GP
2. Tampa 60 Pts 43 GP
3. Florida 59 Pts 44 GP

Hockeybuzz.com's Current Projected Finish.
1. Carolina 80 Pts.
2. Tampa 78 Pts.
3. Florida 74 Pts.

The Big Factors:

Carolina has dominated Nashville. Winning ALL 5 games so far.
Carolina has dominated Florida and has 2 games to go.
Tampa has dominated Dallas and Florida and has three games with each
Tampa has 2 games left with Detroit.
Florida has dominated Columbus and has 2 games left.
Florida has to be better against Tampa and Carolina in their last 5 meetings.

The Playoff Race...Extinct or Alive: Nashville, Chicago, Dallas.

4. Nashville 49Pts. 45GP
5. Chicago 45Pts 44GP
6. Dallas 44 Pts 42 GP

Hockeybuzz.com's Current Projected Finish.
4. Nashville 62 pts
5. Dallas 59 pts
6. Chicago 55 pts

The Big Factors..
Nashville has won all 5 games against Chicago. They have three left.
Nashville has LOST all 5 games to Carolina. They have three left.
Dallas and Nashville have 1 game left. They have played very evenly.
Dallas has 4 games left against Detroit and has dominated them.
Chicago has 9 of their remaining 12 games against the top four teams in the division.

How do you see this playing out?

More to come..

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