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The NHL Power Ranking-Week #9

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Oct 3, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman

Jay Bouwmeester

(middle) and

Jaroslav Halak

(top) congratulate teammates

Alex Pietrangelo

(left) and Alexander Steen (right) after winning the game against the Nashville Predators at Scottrade Center. The Blues defeat the Predators 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

5. Colorado Avalanche 17-5-0: The Avs are for REAL. They trounced the defending Stanley Cup Blackhawks this week. Remember how bad Semyon Varlamov was last season? He was 11-21 last season. This season he is 11-5-0. Remember when the Avs were crushed for picking Nathan MacKinnon. He has 3 goals and 10 assists this season.

4.   San Jose Sharks 15-3-5: The Sharks 4-2-4 in their last ten games.  Now there are rumors that people want Martin Havlat traded? Could the Sharks be unraveling?

3. Phoenix Coyotes 14-5-4: The Coyotes are 6-2-2 in their last ten. The ageless wonder Shane Doan has the Coyotes playing at a high level. One alarming stat about the Coyotes, Mike Smith has faced more pucks than any other goalie this season.

2. Anaheim Ducks 17-6-3: The Ducks are still the points leader in the NHL. They have won two in a row and are 5-3-2 in their last ten games. Ryan Getzlaf continues to be a stud, but why are they not number one?

1. St. Louis Blues 16-3-3: The Blues are playing great hockey! They have won 3-0 and are 8-1-1 in their last ten games.  Alex Steen has 17 goals and 9 assists on the season.  T.J. Oshie is a name people should recognize. He has 3 goals and 15 assists on the season.  Start singing the PRAISES for the Blues!