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Western Conference

Central Division

 WLTPtsGFGADif
*Dallas492211109242167+75
Detroit442315103250196+54
St. Louis4529898256204+52
Phoenix35351282224227-3
Chicago30391373192199-7
Toronto3043969194237-43
 Head Coaches: Dal— Ken Hitchcock (3rd season); Det— Scotty Bowman (5th); St.L— Joel Quenneville (2nd); Pho— Jim Schoenfeld (1st); Chi— Craig Hartsburg (3rd); Tor— Mike Murphy (2nd).
 1996-97 Standings: 1. Dallas (48-26-8, 104 points); 2. Detroit (38-26-18, 94 pts); 3. Phoenix (38-37-7, 83 pts); 4. St. Louis (36-35-11, 83 pts); 5. Chicago (34-35-13, 81 pts); 5. Toronto (30-44-8, 68 pts).

Pacific Division

 WLTPtsGFGADif
*Colorado39261795231205+26
Los Angeles38331187227225+2
Edmonton35371080215224-9
San Jose34381078210216-6
Calgary26411567217252-35
Anaheim26431365205261-56
Vancouver25431464224273-49
 Head Coaches: Col— Marc Crawford (4th season); LA— Larry Robinson (3rd); Edm— Ron Low (4th); SJ— Darryl Sutter (1st); Cal— Brian Sutter (1st); Ana— Pierre Page (1st); Van— fired Tom Renney (2nd, 4-13-2) on Nov. 13 and replaced him with Mike Keenan (21-30-12).
 1996-97 Standings: 1. Colorado (49-24-9, 107 points); 2. Anaheim (36-33-13, 85 pts); 3. Edmonton (36-37-9, 81 pts); 4. Vancouver (35-40-7, 77 pts); 5. Calgary (32-41-9, 73 pts); 6. Los Angeles (28-43-11, 67 pts); 7. San Jose (27-47-8, 62 pts).

Division champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (†) are noted. Number of seasons listed after each head coach refers to current tenure with club through 1997-98 season.


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