NHL Power Rankings: Surging St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins Take Top Spots

March 10th, 2012 by Andre Khatchaturian Leave a reply »
Playing well in March is important for every team in the NHL.

For the bottom-feeders, it's about respectability.

For the middle of the pack, it's about trying to make the playoffs.

And for the cream of the crop, it's all about positioning yourself well in the playoffs with the highest possible seeding.


1. St. Louis Blues (Last week: No. 3)

Don't think coaching matters in hockey?

Exhibit A: 2012 St. Louis Blues. Ken Hitchcock has elevated this team to the highest point in the NHL. Let's not forget that the Blues are also in the NHL's most difficult division. Four out of five teams in the Central are probably going to make the playoffs.

The Blues already have their highest point total since the 2003-04 season. 

The team doesn't have a major scoring threat. No one on the team has over 50 points, yet their defense and goaltending is superb enough to lead them to the promised land. 


2. Pittsburgh Penguins (Last week: No. 6)

The Penguins are the hottest team in the league and they're about to get Sidney Crosby back very soon. He's onl ...

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