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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Total Pro Sports – Things have seemed to settle down a bit in this week’s NHL Power Rankings as 9 teams remain in the top 10 from last week with the Wild dropping out and the Flames moving in.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Toronto Maple Leafs moving down 5 spots landing at #27.

The second biggest shaker was the Columbus Blue Jackets also falling 5 spots to end up at #23.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Edmonton Oilers climbing up 4 spots to sit at #17.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 9.

Rank Team Record Previous Comment
1 San Jose Sharks 22-3-2 - The machine just keeps on runnin’. JoeThornton is now leading the team with 32 points while Dan Boyle leads the defence with 24 points.
2 Boston Bruins 18-4-4 - Seems like their determined to prove that this isn’t a fluke. They outscored their opponents 7-1 in their two games last week.
3 Detroit Red Wings 18-4-4 Green Arrow1 Bounced back from a so-so week by winning all three of their games. Marian Hossa now leads the team in points again with 29.
4 New York Rangers 18-10-2 Red Arrow1 Seem to be going through a bit of a rough patch losing two of their three games last week and scoring just 6 goals in those three games.
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 15-7-4 - Up until last week Dany Sabourin had done a great job filling in for the injured Marc-Andre Fleury, but he might be slowing down a bit after a not so great week.
6 Montreal Canadiens 15-6-5 Green Arrow2 Solid week for the Habs collecting 5 out of a possible 6 points. Saku Koivu continues to lead the team with 22 points.
7 Anaheim Ducks 15-10-3 Red Arrow1 Ryan Getzlaf continuing his great play now leading the Ducks with 34 points in 27 games.
8 Vancouver Canucks 15-10-3 Red Arrow1 The Sedin twins are keeping up with their solid play scoring a combined 53 points in 28 games.
9 Calgary Flames 16-10-1 Green Arrow2 Good week for the Flames winning two of their three games and Jarome Iginla continues to lead the team with 32 points.
10 Washington Capitals 15-10-3 - An alright week for the Caps going 2-2. Bruce Boudreau splitting starts between Jose Theodore and Brent Johnson seems to be working so far.
11 Philadelphia Flyers 13-7-6 Green Arrow2 Philly seems to be hitting their stride winning 8 of their last 11 games.
12 Minnesota Wild 15-10-1 Red Arrow3 The surprising Mikko Koivu is maintaining his point per game pace with 29 in 26 games.
13 New Jersey Devils 14-8-2 Red Arrow1 Devils managed to win both of their games in Overtime last week. Scott Clemmensen seems to be on a hot streak right now, only question is how long will it last?
14 Chicago Blackhawks 12-6-7 - The Blackhawks’ young players are continuing to put up good numbers and Jonathan Toews scored a highlight reel goal against Detroit on Saturday.
15 Nashville Predators 14-10-2 Green Arrow2 Won all three of their games last week and Shea Weber is continuing his impressive play with 25 points and a plus-12 rating.
16 Carolina Hurricanes 13-12-3 Red Arrow1 Looks like the Canes will need more than just a coaching change to get things back on track.
17 Edmonton Oilers 13-11-2 Green Arrow4 The up and down season continues for this young team winning all three of their games last week.
18 Buffalo Sabres 12-11-3 Red Arrow2 Thomas Vanek is trying his best to get wins for his team as he’s leading the league with 20 goals.
19 Los Angeles Kings 11-11-4 - Disappointing week for the Kings losing to the Leafs, Coyotes and then the Oilers in Overtime.
20 Colorado Avalanche 13-13-1 Green Arrow3 Good week for the Avs going 2-1-1. Surprise, surprise, Paul Stastny still leads the team with 24 points.
21 St. Louis Blues 11-11-3 Red Arrow1 Brad Boyes leads the team with 25 points and Carlo Colaiacovo has looked good since coming over in a trade with the Leafs.
22 Phoenix Coyotes 12-13-2 Green Arrow2 An okay week for the soon to be extinct Yotes going 2-2. Their captain Shane Doan leads the team with 26 points.
23 Columbus Blue Jackets 11-13-3 Red Arrow5 Kristian Huselius and Derrick Brassard are finally giving Nash some secondary scoring but so far it doesn’t seem like it’ll be enough to push them into the 8th spot in the West.
24 Ottawa Senators 10-10-4 Green Arrow2 Thanks to some solid goaltending and the improved play of Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza the Sens got two big wins last week.
25 Florida Panthers 11-12-3 Green Arrow2 Good week for the Panthers going 2-1. Jay Bouwmeester has picked up his play lately and now leads the team with 16 points.
26 Dallas Stars 10-12-4 Green Arrow2 Just like the Panthers, the Stars went 2-1. Despite their bad record they’ve been getting widespread scoring as Mike Modano, Mike Ribeiro, Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards all have 20+ points.
27 Toronto Maple Leafs 9-12-6 Red Arrow5 Disappointing West Coast trip losing to the Sharks and Coyotes then come up flat against the Capitals on Saturday night.
28 New York Islanders 10-14-2 Red Arrow3 Horrible week losing both of their games while being outscored 10-3
29 Atlanta Thrashers 9-14-3 - Ilya Kovalchuk has picked up his play of late leading the team with 26 points. It’s just too bad the rest of the team isn’t following suit.
30 Tampa Bay Lightning 6-12-8 - Nothing going right for the Lightning right now. They only have one win in their last 13 games…I repeat one win in their last 13 games.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 10.