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Zeisberger's NHL Power Rankings

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is having special rookie season. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is having special rookie season. (DAVID BLOOM/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:44 PM ET

Mike Zeisberger’s weekly NHL Power Ranking:

(Last week’s rankings in parentheses)

1. Pittsburgh Penguins (1) Fleury having Vezina-type season.

2. Boston Bruins (4) Look like champs again after 12-0-1 run.

3. San Jose Sharks (2) 7-3-0 in past 10.

4. Chicago Blackhawks (5) Stalberg finding success on line with Toews

5. New York Rangers (7) Fewest regulation-time losses in league (5).

6. Detroit Red Wings (9) Six-game win streak has Wings rocketing up the rankings.

7. Philadelphia Flyers (3) Brayden Schenn returns from foot injury.

8. Minnesota Wild (6) Won seven of past 10 entering play Friday.

9. St. Louis Blues (16) Hitch already coach of the year candidate.

10. Los Angeles Kings (8) Kings hoping Richards not out too long.

11. Toronto Maple Leafs (12) 0-3 vs. Cup champion Bruins this season.

12. Dallas Stars (13) Raycroft been steady while Lehtonen sidelined.

13. Phoenix Coyotes (14) Heard plenty of boos in Winnipeg Thursday night.

14. Florida Panthers (11) Treading water after hot start.

15. Vancouver Canucks (19) Schneider-Luongo debate heating up.

16. Edmonton Oilers (15) Nugent-Hopkins having special rookie season.

17. Buffalo Sabres (17) Leino been a big-buck bust so far,

18, Ottawa Senators (22) MacLean has done an outstanding job.

19. New Jersey Devils (20) Just 5-4-1 on home ice.

20. Washington Capitals (10) Can Dale Hunter wake up the sleepy Semin?

21. Tampa Bay Lightning (23) One of the biggest early-season disappointments.

22. Nashville Predators (18) Lack of depth starting to show.

23. Winnipeg Jets (24) Have almost clawed their way to .500.

24. Montreal Canadiens (21) Only one of possible four points on west coast.

25. Colorado Avalanche (25) Awfully good one night; awful the next.

26. Calgary Flames (26) Should Iginla be traded?

27. Anaheim Ducks (27) Boudreau a good hire.

28. New York Islanders (29) Montoya playing well despite team’s struggles.

29. Carolina Hurricanes (27) Kaberle in management’s doghouse.

30. Columbus Blue Jackets (30) Big shootout win in Calgary Thursday.

(Note: Friday’s games not included)


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