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NHL Power Rankings- Preseason Edition

By Keith Schultz
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Apr 28, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie

Sergei Bobrovsky

(72) salutes the fans after the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena. The Penguins won the game 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

12. player. 120. Last year’s first round exit and picking up only <strong><a href=. . . San Jose Sharks

. Boston Bruins. 11. player. 70. They aren’t getting any younger and last year’s loss to the Canadiens may show the end is coming quicker than most expected in Boston.

. Dallas Stars. 10. player. 119. A young exciting team that had the Ducks on the ropes for a while in their opening playoff series. Will they be able to build on that momentum..

Will they take really try to acquire <strong><a href=. . . Montreal Canadiens. 9. player. 152

. Philadelphia Flyers. 8. player. 68. I always think the Flyers will be good but then reality strikes and they will be ranked in the 20’s next week.

105. Will Kesler be the missing piece for the Ducks or did they sacrifice too much of their youth this offseason?. . . Anaheim Ducks. 7. player

92. They will have home ice for much of the playoffs but will they be able to get back to the Finals?. . . Pittsburgh Penguins. 6. player