NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending December 11, 2009

December 10th, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
Well, I guess I didn't offend too many folks, with my first ever power rankings.

Then again, smarter readers, who know my level of hockey knowledge, probably scoffed and did the smart thing: they chose to omit reading it. Well then, silence, in my world, means acceptance, so, I'm back for another go at it.

Here are the power rankings for the week ending December 11th:


1. Washington

No Ovie? No problem. Ovie? Big problem—for the rest of the league, that is.

Six wins in a row, and their power play (PP) is now ranked tops in the league, with seven PP tallies in their last two games. Offensively, almost unfair.


2. San Jose

Sure, not the best week, especially with some long-needed home dates, but, still a potent team. How they handle their remaining two home games, as well as their upcoming tough road swing, will determine whether they separate themselves completely from the rest of the Western Conference, or begin to slide back.


3. Chicago

Unlike the BCS, who, amongst other head-scratchers, apparently don't grasp the concept that a t ...

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