Carter’s NHL Power Rankings, March 4: Ryan Miller Remains Vezina Favorite

March 4th, 2010 by David Carter Leave a reply »
1. Washington Capitals (42-13-8)

If the Caps can keep their offense going, they really don’t have much to worry about as far as getting far into the playoffs. It’s the goaltending they must worry about a little bit. Jose Theodore has gotten the job for the most part, but these guys don’t even have a defense and goaltending that ranks in the top half of the NHL.

2. Chicago Blackhawks (42-16-5)

The best team in the Western Conference in my opinion. Certainly the strongest. Offense and goaltending are both getting it done. This team has nothing to worry about at this point. I’m not surprised that they didn’t make any moves in the trade deadline—not they had to…

3. San Jose Sharks (40-14-9)

The only team that they really need to get past at this point is Chicago, who is the only team in the NHL that has a stronger offense and goaltending combination, but by a slim margin.

4. Vancouver Canucks (39-22-2)

After watching Roberto Luongo get the job done in the Olympics, I’m leaning towards the Canucks to be the dark horse in the West. Because of Luongo and Sed ...

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