NHL Power Rankings & Power Groupings (Dec. 12 Edition): Shared Supremacy

December 12th, 2009 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
NOTE: All teams are listed with their current points in the standings (as of Saturday, December 12). Each top-10 team (the top two groupings), as well as the focus of my coverage, the Carolina Hurricanes, receives at least one sentence of analysis. Each comment is completely original and reflects only the opinion of Mark Jones. Any comments, corrections, or questions are welcomed in the section at the conclusion of this article.


It's feeling like winter again.

The air outside is verging on freezing (or on 0 degrees in some places), Christmas lights spread color and joy into the air, and snow gently falls down out the window as you sit in front of your TV set watching hockey.

The National Hockey League has also begun to eek a feeling of winter. Winter in the NHL is a time to get poised for the playoff race while keeping a steady winning pace going on the ice. Winter is the season when the league really starts to sort out, when we find out which teams are true contenders and which ones are as cold as the weather outside.

Meanwhile, in the big picture, it's also important to know where you stand against the other 29 te ...

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