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2013 NHL Ice Girls Power Rankings

by: Esteban On  Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tags:  Cheerleaders   Hockey   NHL   NHL Ice Girls   Women  

NHL ice girls 2013

I wasn’t planning to do a list of the top NHL ice girls squads this year. We did one last year, and it just didn’t seem like the kind of list that needed to be refreshed on a yearly basis. But then I discovered that there were a few new ice crews added to the league this year. So we couldn’t just leave them out. We had to see where they fit into the hierarchy. Then, in doing my painstaking research, I made another discovery: some of the old “powers” in the ice crew department had slipped a bit. Thus, an entire overhaul of the rankings is necessary. And here it is. Check it out.

 

19. Minnesota Wild Ice Crew

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Sorry, Minnesota Wild Ice Crew, somebody had to be last.

 

19. Minnesota Wild Ice Crew

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Look at the bright side, though: last year you weren’t on the list at all.

 

18. New Jersey Devils Dancers

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The Devils Dancers are a pretty solid crew. However, they slipped all the way down to #18 from #13 last year because they stayed put while the other crews stepped it up.

 

18. New Jersey Devils Dancers

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However, this crew still holds the only distinction of being the only one in the NHL that calls itself a dance team. So that’s cool.

 

17. Anaheim Ducks Powerplayers Ice Crew

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The biggest single drop from last year’s rankings belongs to the Anaheim Ducks Powerplayers. They went from #5 last year to #17 this year.

 

17. Anaheim Ducks Powerplayers Ice Crew

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Ironically, the powerplayers’ fall from the top of the heap has coincided with the ascension of the hockey team to the top of the Western Conference.

 

16. Florida Panthers Lady Panthers Cheerleaders

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Ice girls? Ice crew? Um, no. In Florida, they’re just cheerleaders.

 

16. Florida Panthers Lady Panthers Cheerleaders

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The Panthers may not make the playoffs this year, but you have to respect how they call a spade a spade. Everybody knows Ice Girls are really just hockey cheerleaders.

 

15. Edmonton Oilers Octane Cheerleaders

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Who knew Edmonton had girls that look like this? Maybe I should be spending more time in Alberta.

 

15. Edmonton Oilers Octane Cheerleaders

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The Oilers, like the Panthers, don’t bother trying to get people to think their hot chick squad is actually there to clean the ice. They’re cheerleaders, and that’s that.

 

14. Tampa Bay Lightning Girls

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The Lightning Girls also slipped down the list a bit this year.

 

14. Tampa Bay Lightning Girls

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Last year the squad was #9. This year they are #14. Hopefully they don’t take it personally, but use the demotion as motivation to improve for next year.

 

13. Calgary Flames Big Country Ice Crew

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The Calgary Flames actually improved their standing this year. They went from #14 to #13. It’s not a major shift, but it’s better than nothing.

 

13. Calgary Flames Big Country Ice Crew

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The Flames don’t have Jarome Iginla anymore, but they do have this girl. That’s better than nothing.

 

12. Phoenix Coyotes Paw Patrol Cheerleaders

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Another team with the audacity to keep it real and just call their “ice crew” a cheerleading squad? Maybe it has something to do with teams that struggle to get fans through the turnstile.

 

12. Phoenix Coyotes Paw Patrol Cheerleaders

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The Paw Patrol has a number of good-looking members, but Kimberly is my personal favorite. She wants to get her MBA and start a non-profit. If you’d like to pick your own favorite Paw Patroller, you can see all their bios here.

 

11. Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew

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The Penguins Ice Crew was around last year, but they didn’t manage to make our rankings. However, they seem to have stepped up their game this year.

 

11. Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew

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Small gripe, here, Penguins Ice Crew: if you’re wearing uniforms based on the Penguins’ alternate jerseys, get hats that match.

 

10. St. Louis Blues Blues Crew

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The Blues were expected to be a powerhouse this year, but they stumbled in the middle of the season before picking things up again lately. However, they’re revamped Blues Crew squad (“Now with 50% more hot girls!”) was a pleasant surprise.

 

10. St. Louis Blues Blues Crew

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Apparently they give the members of the Blues Crew the option of weather hockey skates or figure skates. This lovely woman is wearing hockey skates, but the last one was wearing figure skates.

 

9. Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew

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Don’t get me wrong, the Blackhawks Ice Crew still have the best uniforms and some very attractive women. But this year they slipped from 1st place all the way down to 9th.

 

9. Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew

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Apparently the Blackhawks Ice Crew is like the actual team: one year they’re up, the next they’re down.

 

8. Columbus Blue Jackets Kia Ice Crew

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Last year the Blue Jackets were #8 on the list. This year, despite getting even hotter, they’re still #8.

 

8. Columbus Blue Jackets Kia Ice Crew

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How can it be that the Columbus Ice Crew got hotter but stayed at #8? Obviously, the teams ahead of them got even hotter.

 

7. Dallas Stars Ice Girls

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Okay, well, not everyone ahead of the Blue Jackets crew got hotter this year. The Dallas Stars slipped to #7 from #6 last year.

 

7. Dallas Stars Ice Girls

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The good news for the Stars Ice Girls, though? Candace here is still on the team. If she’s not the most beautiful ice girl in the NHL, I don’t know who is.

 

6. Boston Bruins Ice Girls

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The Bruins were a respectable 11th last year. This year, however, they took their game to another level.

 

6. Boston Bruins Ice Girls

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The Bruins might just have the curviest crew in the NHL this year.

 

5. New York Islanders Ice Girls

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Like the Bruins crew, the Islanders Ice Girls also made a big jump in the rankings. They went from #12 all the way to the top five.

 

5. New York Islanders Ice Girls

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A major reason for the ascension of the Islanders Ice Girls? New uniforms. Those tassels make them look kind of like cowgirls, and who doesn’t love cowgirls?

 

4. Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew

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The Kings won the Cup last year, while their Ice Crew took the #2 spot on our list. It was a pretty solid year for the franchise.

 

4. Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew

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I used to think they should call the Kings Ice Crew the L.A. Ice Queens…then I realized that this sounds bad.

 

3. Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad

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The Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad was #3 last year and they are #3 this year. You have to admire their consistency.

 

3. Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad

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You also have to admire the way they keep their shades handy at all times. You never know when those arena lights will get too bright.

 

2. Nashville Predators Ice Girls

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The Predators Ice Girls climbed from #4 last year to #2 this year.

 

2. Nashville Predators Ice Girls

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I guess the Preds figured, if they weren’t going to have as good a team without Ryan Suter, they might as well make their Ice Girls team even better.

Mission accomplished.

 

1. Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls

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Your #1 NHL Ice Girls squad of 2013? That would be the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls.

 

1. Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls

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The Flyers Ice Girls are a Cinderella story, really. Last year they were ranked all the way down at #10. This year they leapfrogged everyone to take the top spot.

It’s inspiring, really. They should make a movie about it.

 

 




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