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NHL Power Rankings: Week 6

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tags:  Hockey   Leafs   NHL   NHLPA   Power Rankings   Rangers  

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Total Pro Sports – Unlike the last few weeks there wasn’t a tonne of movement in this week’s NHL Power Rankings as the Sharks, Rangers, Red Wings, Bruins and Penguins make up the top 5. The Sabres dropped 5 spots and end up at #10.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Ottawa Senators dropping 6 spots landing them at #27.

The second biggest shaker was the Phoenix Coyotes at #21, moving down 5 spots from last week.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Nashville Predators moving up 9 spots to land at #14. We also have to mention the Philadelphia Flyers who sit at #20 after gaining 8 spots from last week.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 6.

Rank Team Record PRV Comment
1 San Jose Sharks 15-3-1 - Losing Nabokov hasn’t slowed down this team one bit. Just ask the Calgary Flames.
2 New York Rangers 13-5-2 - So far Zherdev and Naslund have been worth the risks and Daniel Girardi is having a great season.
3 Detroit Red Wings 11-2-3 - Their best players have been their best players and Osgood is still getting the job done. Hossa leads the team in points with 23.
4 Boston Bruins 10-3-4 - Been getting solid goaltending from Thomas and Fernandez. They’ll need someone other than Marc Savard to start putting up points to keep this up though.
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 11-4-2 Green Arrow2 Just like Detroit, Pittsburgh’s best players have been their best players and Jordan Staal finally broke out with a hat-trick in their game against the Red Wings.
6 Montreal Canadiens 10-4-2 - So-so week going 2-2. They’ll need more scoring from guys like Plekanec, Higgins and the Kostitsyn bros. to try and over take the Rangers and Penguins in the East.
7 Washington Capitals 10-4-3 Green Arrow1 Big week by Semin and Ovechkin helped them to a 3-0-1 record.
8 Minnesota Wild 10-4-1 Green Arrow1 Won both of their games to go 2-0 including a shutout win over the Coyotes.
9 Vancouver Canucks 10-6-1 Green Arrow2 Continued to ride Luongo’s hot streak going 1-0-1. The Sedin twins have gotten things going but will need help from guys like Bernier, Demitra and Raymond.
10 Buffalo Sabres 9-5-3 Red Arrow5 Went 1-2 while giving up 14 goals in their 3 games.
11 Anaheim Ducks 10-7-2 Green Arrow1 The Ducks big 3 in Getzlaf, Perry and Selanne continue to roll along and Pronger has stepped up his game collecting 14 points and is a plus-4 so far on the season.
12 Carolina Hurricanes 9-7-2 Green Arrow1 Not the greatest of weeks, but did pull out a win against the Lightning thanks to solid goaltending by Cam Ward.
13 Chicago Blackhawks 7-4-5 Red Arrow3 Lost all 3 of their games collecting just 1 point out of a possible 6. On the plus side Kane leads the team in scoring with 21 points.
14 Nashville Predators 9-7-1 Green Arrow9 Lead by Jason Arnott the Preds won all 3 of their games against tough opponents. They also had solid goaltending from Dan Ellis.
15 Columbus Blue Jackets 8-7-3 - Derrick Brassard is continuing his solid play but they’ll need more from guys like Huselius, Umberger and Modin. Leclaire returned from injury and looked good in their win over Buffalo.
16 Calgary Flames 9-8-1 Green Arrow3 Went 1-1 beating the Leafs but getting embarrassed by the Sharks. Iginla is the only one consistantly scoring as both Cammalleri and Bertuzzi are on cold streaks.
17 Edmonton Oilers 8-7-2 Red Arrow3 Were unable to keep the momentum after a successful road trip losing to both the Leafs and Avalanche at home.
18 Toronto Maple Leafs 7-7-4 Red Arrow1 Had a less than stellar Western Canadian road trip going 1-2 losing to the Flames and Canucks. Stajan out of all players leads the team in points with 17.
19 New Jersey Devils 8-7-2 Red Arrow1 Haven’t fared all that well with life without Brodeur. Clemmensen and Weekes haven’t been awful, but they’ll need to make a trade if they want to remain serious contenders.
20 Philadelphia Flyers 7-6-4 Green Arrow8 Despite last week, this team has finally gotten things going in the right direction. Gagne has rebounded nicely from his concussion last year and leads the Flyers with 22 points.
21 Phoenix Coyotes 8-8-0 Red Arrow5 Beat the Blue Jacket but were shutout by the Wild and lost a close one to the Stars. On the plus side Doan and Mueller are starting to play like people thought they would.
22 Atlanta Thrashers 7-8-2 Red Arrow2 Saw their 5 game win streak come to an end in their loss to the Flyers. Bryan Little continues his break out season with 17 points, good enough for the team lead.
23 Los Angeles Kings 7-8-2 Green Arrow1 Pretty good week for this young team beating the Stars in their home and home series. They desperately need to start putting more pucks in the net if they want to take a serious run at the playoffs.
24 Colorado Avalanche 8-8-0 Green Arrow2 Won both of their games against the Canucks and Oilers. Just like LA, they need to start putting the puck in the net more as they can’t rely on their goaltending to win them games.
25 Dallas Stars 6-8-3 - The disappointment continues. They’ll look to turn things around against the Blackhawks and Ducks this week.
26 Tampa Bay Lightning 5-7-5 Red Arrow4 Lets hope the firing of Barry Melrose has a positive effect on this team. Look for Stamkos’ role to greatly increase now that there’s a new bench boss.
27 Ottawa Senators 6-9-2 Red Arrow6 Goaltending, goaltending, goaltending. They haven’t been able to get that key save to switch the momentum during a game and it shows. 3 goals in 3 games? That’s the opposite of good.
28 St. Louis Blues 6-8-2 Red Arrow1 And the free fall continues. Losing Andy McDonald will be a big loss but should give the younger players like Perron and Berglund more responsibility.
29 New York Islanders 6-9-2 Green Arrow1 Lost to the Flyers but managed to win back-to-back games over the lifeless Senators. Doug Weight leads the team with 16 points.
30 Florida Panthers 6-9-1 Red Arrow1 Despite their win over the Ducks things do not look pretty right now in Florida. Horton and Ballard are tied for the team lead in points….with 10. Yikes!

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 7.




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