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The NHL Power Rankings Week 13

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Jan 2, 2015; Newark, NJ, USA; The Montreal Canadiens congratulate Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) on their 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

This week in the NHL: we saw the lowest rated Winter Classic, Jaromir Jagr score a hat trick, Claude Giroux get seriously injured, and the voting for the all star game concluded.
Onto the rankings:

30. Edmonton Oilers 8-22-9: The Oilers have begun the selloff. They traded David Perron for Rob Klinkhammer and the Penguins 2015 first round pick. Who is next to be traded??

29. Carolina Hurricanes 11-23-4: Jordan Staal appeared in his first two games of the season this week. He has two assists for two points.

28. Arizona Coyotes 15-19-4: The Coyotes got a new majority owner. Andrew Barroway bought a majority stake in the Coyotes. Speculation has swirled that he will move the team but Barroway came out and said he was committed to winning in Arizona.

27. Buffalo Sabres 14-23-3: Zemgus Girgensons was leading vote getter in the NHL All-Star selections . The second year center lead all votes with 1,574,896. Girgensons has 11 goals and 20 points this season.

26. Colorado Avalanche 15-15-8: Semyon Varlamov came off IR and the Avalance decided to send down Calvin Pickard. Pickard’s numbers are 6-6-2 with .934 save percentage and 2.21 goals against average. While Varlamov’s numbers are 7-7-5 with .914 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average. Varlamov backup Reto Berra is 8-8-2 with .882 save percentage and 3.57 goals against average. I’m was not a math major but .934 is better than both .882 and .914.

25. Philadelphia Flyers 14-8-7: In the midst of a poor season, the Flyers lost their best player to a leg injury. Claude Giroux was cut on his leg in their game against the Hurricanes. Giroux thinks it is not that serious and that he might not miss any time.