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NHL Power Rankings WEEK 23

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Aug 8, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders general manager

Garth Snow

speaks at a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Two outdoor regular-season NHL games will be played at Yankee Stadium during the 2013-14 season as part of the 2014 Stadium Series. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

25: New York Islanders 26-34-9: General Manager Garth Snow had a tough trade deadline. Now there is some controversy around the draft pick he gave up to get Matt Moulson. If I understand it correctly if their pick falls within the top 15 in 2014, they can defer it to 2015. Snow is now faced with another difficult decision, let’s hope it goes better than the Thomas Vanek trade.


24. Nashville Predators 29-29-10: Despite the return of Pekka Rinne the Predators are on the outside looking in on the playoffs. They have 14 games left with 5 at home and 9 away from home. They did get a huge victory over the Blackhawks on Friday.


23: Ottawa Senators  28-25-13: The Senators were active at the trade deadline, but was it all for not. The Senators are currently out of the Eastern Conference playoffs, they trail Montreal by 10 points with 17 games to play.


22: New Jersey Devils  29-16-13: The Devils did not trade Martin Brodeur or Jaromir Jagr at the deadline. The Devils must have thought they still had a chance at the playoffs. Well the Devils still have a chance at the playoffs, they trail Montreal by 8 points with 14 games to play.

21. Carolina Hurricanes 29-29-9: Cam Ward’s tough year continues as the Bruins routed the Canes on Saturday. Ward on the season is 8-10-5 with a 3.06 goals against average and a .894 save percentage. The Canes are clinging to their playoff hopes; they trail Montreal by 12 points with 18 games to play.