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NHL Power Rankings Week 12

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 27, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals goalie

Braden Holtby

(70) takes the ice for warm-ups before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

19. Minnesota Wild 16-13-4: Head Coach Mike Yeo said they could make the playoffs and go far or they could not make it and be in the bottom of the West. Well currently the Wild are not making the playoffs. Poor goalie play has held down the Wild. Should they recall Josh Harding?

18: Florida Panthers 15-9-8: The Panthers are currently sitting 9th in the East. So the question: are the Panthers a playoff team?? The answer is no but they are getting closer.

17. Calgary Flames 19-15-3: The Flames are starting to fade here but it is still a successful season for the Flames.

16. Washington Capitals 18-11-6: Barry Trotz is trying to get the Caps into the playoffs. The Caps are currently holding onto 8th spot in the East. Braden Holtby continues to have a solid season.

15. Toronto Maple Leafs 20-12-3: The Leafs are in the playoffs currently but it is still uneasy in Canada. The Leafs need continued production James van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri.