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NHL Power Ranking- Week #4

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Oct 6, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella on his bench during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Vancouver Canucks won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

10. Vancouver Canucks 5-3-1: John Tortorella moving to the Canucks seems to be working out, how about that Alain Vigneault to the Rangers..ooh too soon? The Canucks have gone from last in 2013 to first this season in blocked shots!

9. Detroit Red Wings 6-3-0 As we last left the Red Wings they were 2-0. Now they have lost 6-3 , the Wings will experience some new conference adjustments this season. Remember during the shorten season the West did not play the East in the regular season. The Wings have not played the East in two years, but their biggest struggle is beating the Coyotes well at least they don’t have to play them anymore!

8. Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks motto is “one goal”. My question is can the Blackhawks hold a “one goal” lead? Coach Quenneville ripped the team after their Thursday night loss the Blues. Is it time to  panic?  Playing a 60 minute game against the Maple Leafs and holding them to one goal is the best way to end the week!

7. The Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3-0: Dave Bolland is playing very well with his new team. Jonathon Bernier is 4-3-0 with a 1.98 goals against.  Game 7..What? How long will the collapse in Carolina hurt this team which played like a corpse in Chicago Saturday night.

6. Colorado Avalanche 7-1-0: Semyon Varlamov is doing his best Patrick Roy impersonation. The Avs continue to win under their new coach, and this is by far and away the most shocking team in the NHL the first three weeks into the season.

5. Anaheim Ducks 6-1-0 The ageless one Teemu Selanne has 4 points this season. Kidding, he is 43 years old and still playing at a high level. QUACK QUACK QUACK!!!

4. Boston Bruins 5-2-0: The Bruins got the best of their old goalie Tim Thomas.  I wonder how Bruins fans feel about Tim Thomas? The Bruins have a +10 goal differential and will be a tough team most of the season to deal with.

3. The Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1-0:  The Penguins have 31 goals for and 19 goals against. The is good enough for first in the Metropolitan Division. They haven’t lost in their own building during the regular season for a long long time.

2. St. Louis Blues 5-1-1: Jaroslav Halak is REALLY good this season. Can the Blues keep scoring with a scoring star?? I don’t know. The Blues are 2-0 against the Blackhawks this season but they are 0-1 to the San Jose Sharks. This is a strong team that like the Kings if they find offense nobody likes to play against.

1. San Jose Sharks 7-0-1, The Sharks missed tying their best start ever (7-0). The Dallas Stars handed them their first loss, however they are still the best team in the NHL. The Sharks like most recent seasons come out of the gates flying, will they be able to keep up this pace or will they crash and burn like they normally do at the finish line?

Those are our Power Rankings, please let us know your thoughts in the comments section.