Zeisberger's NHL Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be over last season's Cup hangover. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be over last season's Cup hangover. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

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Mike Zeisberger’s weekly NHL power rankings:

(Last week’s rankings in parentheses)

1. Chicago Blackhawks (2)

Seem to be over last season’s Cup hangover.

2. Philadelphia Flyers (8)

Outspoken Bryzgalov letting his play talk for him.

3. Pittsburgh Penguins (1)

The Sid Watch continues.

4. New York Rangers (7)

Seven consecutive wins ... and counting.

5. San Jose Sharks (4)

7-2-1 in past 10.

6. Washington Capitals (5)

Come into Toronto on two-game losing streak.

7. Minnesota Wild (10)

Chuck Fletcher’s off-season housecleaning paying off.

8. Nashville Predators (16)

Ownership claims both Suter, Weber can be re-signed.

9. Los Angeles Kings (18)

Mike Richards on a roll.

10. Boston Bruins (15)

Seven consecutive victories like Rangers.

11. Buffalo Sabres (12)

How long will Miller be out?

12. Phoenix Coyotes (17)

Doan keeps chugging along.

13. Dallas Stars (3)

Back to reality after three consecutive losses.

14. Tampa Bay Lightning (13)

Vinny having outstanding season.

15. St. Louis Blues (25)

Hitch has the magic touch thus far.

16. Toronto Maple Leafs (6)

Reimer, Komisarek, Lombardi, Kulemin, Grabovski, Armstrong hurt.

17. Ottawa Senators (22)

Young Sens one of league’s true feel-good stories.

18. New Jersey Devils (21)

Players starting to buy into DeBoer’s game plan.

19. Florida Panthers (11)

Versteeg off to sizzling start.

20. Detroit Red Wings (14)

Name the last time Wings this low in rankings?

21. Edmonton Oilers (9)

Three-game losing skid.

22. Vancouver Canucks (19)

Treading water at .500.

23. Montreal Canadiens (23)

6-3-1 in past 10.

24. Winnipeg Jets (28)

Convincing 4-1 win over Caps Thursday.

25. Colorado Avalanche (20)

Brutal 2-6-0 home record.

26. Calgary Flames (24)

One of lowest scoring teams in league.

27. Anaheim Ducks (27)

Too talented to be ranked this low.

28. New York Islanders (29)

So much optimism, so much disappointment.

29. Carolina Hurricanes (26)

Staal, Maurice both struggling.

30. Columbus Blue Jackets (30)

Do they really think Sanford the answer between the pipes?

(Note: Friday’s game not included)


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