The Edmonton Oil Kings sit on a high pedestal in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference, let alone Central Division. It will be tough to knock last year's champions off it.
The Calgary Hitmen seem to be the clear-cut No. 2 squad in the Central Division. They appear to be on the upswing after finishing third overall in the Eastern Conference last year.
Behind Edmonton and Calgary, it is somewhat of a shot in the dark. All four squads lost major impact players in the offseason. It is hard to make out in the Dub's crystal ball who will be able to shake off their roster losses the smoothest.
With the WHL season opening Thursday, here is a look at the Central Division.Read More »from Edmonton Oil Kings take the cake: WHL Central Division preview