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The NHL Power Rankings -The Final Week!!

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 3, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin (91) carries the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

20. Winnipeg Jets  35-34-10: The Jets are now trailing Dallas by 7 points with 3 games to play. The Jets should have MADE a deal at the deadline. They will have offseason to regret their decision. Pressing question: Trade for a goalie?


19. Toronto Maple Leafs  38-33-8: The Leafs have played their way out of the playoffs. They are 2-8-0 in their last ten games and lost their last game. Despite all of their struggles they still trail Columbus by 1 point.  The Leafs must rally around James Reimer with three games to play as Jonathan Bernier is gone for the year. Pressing question: WHOLE SALE Changes?


18. Washington Capitals 35-30-13: The Capitals trail Columbus by 2 points with four games to play.  If the Capitals  do not make the playoffs, they will lend credence to the argument that NHL players should not compete in the Olympics. Alex Ovechkin teams have collapsed in Olympics years. Pressing question: How do they build a team that plays together?

17.  Phoenix Coyotes  36-28-14: The Coyotes are in playoff mode, they currently trail the Stars by 1 point this season. They have four games left against the Blue Jackets, Predators, Sharks, and Stars. Many believe that the Coyotes do not deserve to be in the playoffs.  Pressing question: We are still in Arizona, WHY?


16. The Dallas Stars 36-28-11: The Stars currently in the playoffs with the seed in the West. They have 1 point lead over the Phoenix Coyotes. Dallas has six games remaining against the Lightning, Panthers, Predators, Blue Jackets, Blues, and Coyotes. The last game of the regular season could decide the Stars playoff life.  Pressing question:  Can we hold onto the last playoff spot?

15. Columbus Blue Jackets 39-31-7: The Blue Jackets are currently slated to take on the Boston Bruins. The Blues Jackets needs to keep winning to secure their playoff spot. They are 4-5-1 in their last ten games and dropped the last game.  Pressing question:  Can we hold onto the last playoff spot?