NHL Power Rankings for the Week Ending November 19, 2010

November 19th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
As we're well into the month of November, there has been some movement in the latest power rankings. Some teams have "come back down to earth" from their spectacular starts, while others are starting to assert themselves in their usual position of NHL dominance. 

With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending November 19th:

1. Detroit (Last Ranking - LR: 1) - The Red Wings have benefited from their recent six-game homestand in the form of four consecutive wins. Add to that the welcomed return of Brian Rafalski and the return to form of captain Nicklas Lidstrom and you have a team who's asserted themselves as a preeminent NHL power. 

2. Washington (LR: 6) - With only one regulation loss in their last ten games, the Caps have found their stride to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.  They are getting help from their usual stalwarts—Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green and Semin—but are also getting major contributions from new players John Carlson and Karl Alzner, who appear to be finally getting acclimated to the NHL. If only Semyon Varamov could get healthy, it would take the workload rigors away from startin ...

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