NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending Dec. 5, 2009

December 4th, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
This is my maiden voyage into doing power rankings—so be gentle, please.

I thought, seeing as I’m woefully at the Mendoza line (.200, 1-for-5), as it relates to pre-game prognostications, I’d see if my luck would change in being able to assess which teams are the strongest, weakest, or somewhere in between.

That being said, here are my power rankings for Dec. 4.


1. San Jose

Wow! Where do I begin? Not only the league’s best record, not only the league’s most prolific first line—so far, Heater’s been both happy and productive, and Joe Thornton’s leading the league in scoring—but most impressive, the Sharks have played the majority of their games on the road. Now, can they replicate that success come playoff time?


2. Pittsburgh

I know, I know, nice homer pick (being born and raised in the Pittsburgh area), but let’s face it, they are getting healthy and have been the league’s hottest team during the past 10 games, with the exception of one team...


3. Chicago

The league’s hottest team, coming off of an eight-game winning ...

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