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The NHL Power Ranking-Week #9

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 23, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski (84) attacks with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

15. Washington Capitals 12-10-2: Mikhail Grabovski looks to be a steal for the Capitals. He was bought out by the Maple Leafs because of a poor season. A season in which he had only 9 goals and 7 assists. This season he has 7 goals and 12 assists in 23 games.

14. Montreal Candiens 13-9-2: David Desharnais who had recorded 10 goals last season. Up until this past Friday, Desharnais had not recorded a goal this season. His slump was so pronounced that the Mayor of Montreal suggested Desharnais be sent to the minors.

13. Vancouver Canucks: 12-8-4: The Canucks power play ranks 27th in the league this season. Henrik Sedin ended his three game streak without a point this week. Roberto Luongo is beloved by the Vancouver faithful this week, we’ll what next week brings.

12. Toronto Maple Leafs 14-8-1: The Leafs continue to get great goal tending from their duo of Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer. The Leafs are ranked 9th in goals against on the season. Mason Raymond has 17 points on the season. The Leafs continue to push the Bruins in the Atlantic Division.

11. Tampa Bay Lighting 14-8-1: Can Tampa sustain the long term loss of Steven Stamkos?? This team is a major surprise this season. Lighting fans will jump on me, but this team is in for a HUGE drop off without Stamkos.