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The NHL Power Rankings Week 7

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 20, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Arizona Coyotes goalie

Mike Smith

(41) makes a save on a Dallas Stars shot during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the the Coyotes 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This week in the NHL we saw the NHL give the Kings Salary cap relief for Slava Voynov, The Leafs had a touchdown dropped on them by Nashville, The Sabres played a game despite 52 inches of snow, and a AHL game sets the record for the largest indoor crowd in the United States to attend a professional hockey game.

Onto the rankings:

30. Edmonton Oilers 6-12-2: The Oilers have lost three in a row. Their last loss came at the hands of the Blackhawks 7-1. The effort is not there with the Oilers for whatever reason. Ben Scrivens allowed 5 goals on 13 shots. His replacement Viktor Fasth allowed two goals on 17 shots. The Oilers are not playing well.

29. Buffalo Sabres 6-13-2: The Sabres have won three in a row. They are still one of the worst teams in the NHL right now. Former Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

28. Columbus Blue Jackets 6-12-2: The Blue Jackets appear to struggling on and off the ice. Defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Bankruptcy. He has a little left of his 18 million he earned throughout his career. The rumor has surfaced that Blue Jackets might want to consider tanking this season for one of the high picks in the draft.

27. Carolina Hurricanes 6-11-3: The Canes have scored just two goals on their three games losing streak.To make matter worse the Canes could be without Defenseman Brett Bellemore. He left Saturday game with an injury and did not return.

26. Arizona Coyotes 9-10-2: Everyone knew the Coyotes would have hard time scoring goals this season, but nobody foresaw them not being able to stop anyone. Mike Smith is having a bad year, he is 4-10-1 with a 3.33 goals against average. Should Coyotes consider a change to Devan Dubynk? He is 5-0-1 with a 2.34 goals against average.