Which NHL teams are in which division?
How many NHL teams are in each division? The four division names are Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific. The Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions make up the Eastern Conference and each division has eight teams.
Which NHL division is the strongest? 1. Central Division. Despite the falloff in play from the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the Central Division is still the toughest division in hockey. Every team in the division is over .
How are divisions determined in NHL? The top three teams in each division earn automatic berths (six teams per conference) and the next two teams in the conference earn wild-card spots. The First Round pits the top ranked team in the conference against the lower ranked wild-card and the other division winner against the higher ranked wild-card.