NHL Power Rankings- All-Star Break Right Around The Corner

By Keith Schultz
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Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The All-Star Game is getting closer and every team has hit the halfway point so now is a real benchmark for the have’s and have not’s and who is for real, who’s on the rise and who will struggle to make the playoffs. So without any interruptions here is this week’s NHL Power Rankings.

. Buffalo Sabres. 30. player. 12. The Sabres are 0-10 in their last 10 and 1-13-1 in their last 15 games. The front runner for McDavid!.

player. 148. The Oilers have stabalized after the coaching change, but they hurting themselves in the McDavid sweepstakes. A true Win/Lose situation!. . . Edmonton Oilers. 29

Arizona Coyotes. 28. player. 121. When you hear the phrase, it could be a while before there’s much to cheer about, doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside if you’re a fan of the Coyotes. .

Carolina Hurricanes. 27. player. 109. Another team that’s recent surge is hurting their draft status, a real irony if you think about the fact that a playoff spot is out of the question.. .

91. I guess they could make a playoff run, but it doesn’t look likely in Ottawa. . . Ottawa Senators. 26. player

. New Jersey Devils. 25. player. 85. The Devils have the second worst goal differential (-30) in the Eastern Conference only Buffalo is worse (-76) .