Nearing the mid-way point in the regular season, its time to look back at the first half of the season and then rank the Northwest Division teams.
The Northwest Division is one of the most exciting divisions to watch in the National Hockey League. It is always a tight race to the finish and has history as being one of the tightest divisions in the league. It took until the last game of the regular season last year for the Minnesota Wild to clinch the Northwest Division title, and expect the same type of scenario again this year.
Each game against a division opponent is crucial because as last year proved, one point could be the difference between winning division title and not going to the playoffs at all.