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NHL Central Division: Team Offense Comparison For 2016-17

By Colin Likas
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Nov 28, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) (front) and defenseman John Klingberg (3) (center) congratulate forward Tyler Seguin (91) on his game winning goal against the Minnesota Wild during overtime at Xcel Energy Center. The Starts win 4-3 over the Wild in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /

We’ve done the defense, and now we take a look at the offense of each team in the NHL’s Central Division

There are some really impressive scoring players in the NHL’s Central Division. Last season, four of the top 10 point producers in the league came from the Central — the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane was first, Dallas’ Jamie Benn second, Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler sixth and the Blackhawks’ Artemi Panarin ninth.

But what about the total team efforts on offense in the Central Division? Some of the division’s teams put up impressive goal totals last season, while others struggled to consistently produce.

So today — after we’ve already compared team defenses in the Central — we’re going to rank the team offenses in the Blackhawks’ division. For this, we’re going to be looking at the players currently on each team’s roster, and this won’t be based entirely on how many goals each team scored last season.

Next: Number 7

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