With free agent frenzy cooling, here's how much Central Division teams have improved or regressed.

By Allan Muir
July 07, 2016

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Less than a month into the off-season and already the landscape has changed in the NHL. The draft, free agency and a couple of franchise-altering trades have shifted the balance of power, setting up some teams to take the next step in 2016-17... and others to drop into the abyss.

We'll take a look where each team stands. We started with the Atlantic Division, home of a couple of big winners and some very clear losers. Here's our take on the Metro.  

• Free agent signings tracker

CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMER OUTLOOK

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