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NHL Power Rankings: Week 15

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mike Cammalleri, Jarome Iginla & Daymond LangkowWeek: | 1-2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-15 |

Ending ( Jan 18th)

Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings has a tonne of movement due to the fact I was soaking up the sun in Miami and haven’t been able to do them since Week 10.

Despite all the movement, San Jose, Boston and Detroit remain the top 3 teams finishing 1,2 ,3 respectively.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Nashville Predators falling a massive 8 spots to end up at #22.

The second biggest shaker was the Vancouver Canucks dropping 7 spots to land at #15.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Phoenix Coyotes climbing up 5 spots to sit at #13. The Calgary Flames also moved up 5 spots to find themselves at #7.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 15.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 San Jose Sharks 33-6-5 - Even with their fantastic start they’ll need to get better efforts from guys like Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo and Christian Ehrhoff as both the Bruins and Red Wings are right on their tail.
2 Boston Bruins 33-8-5 - Lead by Marc Savard and the surprising David Krejci the Bruins have rocketed up the standings and are now contending with the likes of San Jose and Detroit for the Presidents Trophy.
3 Detroit Red Wings 31-8-6 - So far the Wings are loving January going 7-1-1.
4 Washington Capitals 30-14-3 Green Arrow1 Not to be Debbie Downer, but despite their success they’ll have to add some depth both up front and on the blueline if they want to be serious contenders come playoff time.
5 Montreal Canadiens 27-11-6 Green Arrow4 Thanks to the recent success of Robert Lang and Andrei Kostitsyn the Habs have enjoyed the month of January so far going 6-2-0.
6 New York Rangers 27-16-4 Red Arrow2 They’ll need to get better efforts from veteran guys like Markus Naslund, Scott Gomez and Wade Redden if they want to have a good second half.
7 Calgary Flames 27-14-4 Green Arrow5 So far the additions of Mike Cammalleri, Todd Bertuzzi and Curtis Glencross have all been wise ones.
8 Chicago Blackhawks 25-10-8 Green Arrow3 After a shaky start the Blackhawks have managed to turn things around thanks to a great month of December where they lost a total of two games.
9 Philadelphia Flyers 24-12-9 Red Arrow3 Just like Chicago, Philly were able to turn their season around thanks to a great month of December as well. Plus it helps having the second highest goal scorer in the league with Jeff Carter.
10 New Jersey Devils 27-15-3 Green Arrow3 Thanks to the solid play by Scott Clemmensen the Devils haven’t missed a beat with Martin Brodeur on the shelf.
11 Anaheim Ducks 23-19-5 Red Arrow4 Bobby Ryan has looked great collecting 28 points in 29 games so far. Jean-Sebastien Giguere will have to pick up his play greatly for the Ducks to make some noise in the second half.
12 Buffalo Sabres 23-17-5 Green Arrow3 After being reunited with Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy has caught fire and now leads the team in points with 42.
13 Phoenix Coyotes 23-19-5 Green Arrow5 Peter Mueller has turned things around after a slow start collecting 4 points in his last 3 games.
14 Pittsburgh Penguins 23-20-4 Red Arrow4 Who would have guessed that a team with the league’s two top scorers would be struggling so much.
15 Vancouver Canucks 22-19-6 Red Arrow7 With Roberto Luongo back and a couple games under Mats Sundin‘s belt look for the Canucks to turn things around in the second half.
16 Florida Panthers 21-16-7 Green Arrow3 So far January has been a good month for the Panthers going 5-0-2. Question now is do they sell some of the future to try and make the playoffs for this year?
17 Minnesota Wild 22-19-3 Red Arrow1 Mikko Koivu and Antti Miettinen have been two bright spots in what has been an up and down season for the Wild.
18 Edmonton Oilers 23-19-3 Green Arrow2 Despite being injured for a couple games Ales Hemsky still leads the team with 37 points. Erik Cole has improved his play lately and has 5 points in his last 5 games.
19 Columbus Blue Jackets 22-19-4 Green Arrow4 Steve Mason for MVP? He may not get many votes no matter how well he plays, but he’s definitely in contention for the Vezina.
20 Carolina Hurricanes 21-20-5 Red Arrow3 Everyone who thought Ray Whitney would be leading the Hurricanes in points raise their hand…that’s what I thought.
21 Colorado Avalanche 23-22-1 Green Arrow1 So far Andrew Raycroft is enjoying some success in the limited playing time he’s gotten in the first half going 9-3.
22 Nashville Predators 20-22-3 Red Arrow8 Pekka Rinne has emerged late in the first half to become Nashville’s new #1 collecting 10 wins and 4 shutouts so far.
23 Dallas Stars 19-17-7 Green Arrow4 Are slowly trying to get back in the playoff hunt after a brutal start. Marty Turco will have to improve his play greatly for the Stars to gain any significant ground.
24 Los Angeles Kings 17-20-7 Red Arrow3 Good core group of young players but they need to start surrounding them with better veterans than Michal Handzus and Kyle Calder.
25 Toronto Maple Leafs 17-21-7 Red Arrow1 After a good start and a mini win streak in mid December the Leafs have come down to earth and will be sellers come the trade deadline.
26 St. Louis Blues 18-23-4 Red Arrow1 They’ve been getting some fairly consistent scoring so far. Problem is their top two scorers Brad Boyes and Keith Tkachuk have a combined plus/minus of minus-36.
27 Tampa Bay Lightning 14-21-10 Green Arrow3 I don’t think they’d even have 10 wins yet if it weren’t for Mike Smith being between the pipes.
28 Atlanta Thrashers 16-25-5 Green Arrow1 They recently named Ilya Kovalchuk the new team captain in an attempt to have him stay in Atlanta. Unless they surround him with more talent I don’t think it’ll work.
29 Ottawa Senators 15-21-7 Red Arrow3 Who would have thought scoring would be the Sens problem this season. Will be interesting to see what Bryan Murray will get in return for Martin Gerber.
30 New York Islanders 12-29-5 Red Arrow2 Mark Streit leads the team in points and everyone except Andy Sutton, who’s only played 23 games, and Kurtis McLean, who’s only played one game, are all minus players.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 16.