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The NHL Power Rankings Week #8

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 28, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin (20) and left wing Jamie Benn (14) and defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) and center Tyler Seguin (91) celebrate Goligoskis goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Wild defeated the Stars 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

25. Arizona Coyotes 9-11-3: The Coyotes are 3-5-2 in their last ten games. Rumors have surfaced that they are tanking for Connor McDavid. The Coyotes have stated that they are not could have fooled me.

24. Florida Panthers 9-6-6: Roberto Luongo hopes to return soon, he called his arm strain a freak injury. He was injured on Wednesday vs. the Hurricanes. Recent benched Jimmy Hayes returned with a vengeance scoring two goals on Friday.

23. Colorado Avalanche 8-10-5: Great goal tending masked a lot of defensive issues for the Avalanche last season. This season they have not been able to keep Semyon Varlamov healthy. Varlamov is on IR with a strained groin. Calvin Pickard is playing well despite his record of 2-3, he has a 2.24 goals against average.

22. Dallas Stars 9-9-5: Tyler Seguin has 17 goals in 22 games this season. If he continues his current pace he will break the Franchise record at 55 held by Brian Bellows and Dino Ciccarelli. The last star to score 50 goals was Mike Modano in 93-94.

21. New Jersey Devils 9-11-4: The Devils are 3-5-2 in their last ten games. Cory Schneider has started 23 of 24 games for the Devils this season. They still have Martin Havlat right??

20. Ottawa Senators 10-9-4: Ottawa have dropped five of seven and are 1-3-0 on their current five game road trip. Bobby Ryan is currently out with a broken finger. Ottawa Coach Paul McClean said after their most recent loss, “The only thing you can do is win your next game”

19. Winnipeg Jets 12-9-4: The Jets are starting to come back to earth. They are 4-4-2 in their last ten games. Bryan Little did finally notch a goal this past week. The Jets still need more from Evander Kane. Here is the big question facing the Jets: Can they make the playoffs??

18. San Jose Sharks 11-10-4: The Sharks snapped a four game losing streak by defeating the Anahiem Ducks. Maybe the Sharks should just play the Ducks at home for the rest of the year, the Sharks are 6-0 against the Ducks at home in their last six. In case you missed the Sharks trade Jason Demers for Brenden Dillon to try and get younger.

17. Washington Capitals 10-9-4: The Caps were thought to be gaining momentum by beating the streaking Islanders 5-2 on Friday night and then Saturday happened. Saturday night the Caps were crushed by the Maples Leafs 6-2. That is the Jekyll and Hyde type of team the Capitals are. Justin Peters was pulled after two periods.

16. New York Rangers 11-8-4: The Rangers have won two in a row and Martin St. Louis appears to be getting better with age. St. Louis scored his 1,000 point on Friday. He is the 18th player all time to do it. He will be 40 next season but don’t tell him that.