NHL Power Rankings- February Positioning

By Keith Schultz
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Sep 23, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference for the 2015 Winter Classic hockey game to be played between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL schedule is closing in on it’s final third of the season and while the Eastern Conference is almost set for the playoffs the West is well the Wild West and looks like we may not know who the last 2-4 teams in will be until the final week and possibly the final day of the season.  This is what happens when every game seems to be a 3 point game, but it’s interesting that some of the hottest teams in the NHL are still on the outside looking in so without much more talking here is the power rankings for this week.

Buffalo Sabres. 30. player. 12. The Sabres didn’t win a game in January and now they are traded for players done for the season (Evander Kane). Its McDavid or bust for the Sabres this spring. .

. . Edmonton Oilers. 29. player. 148. Their was a post by Puck Daddy that the Oilers don’t deserve McDavid so it just goes to prove some teams don’t deserve nice things.

. Carolina Hurricanes. 27. player. 109. The Hurricanes are playing hard and they will be a spoiler team especially when they face Western Conference Teams in the final stages of the season..

121. The Coyotes are not making the playoffs and if they sneek into the top 2 draft picks could be one of the teams that rise the quickest from the ashes of missing the playoffs to playoff team.. . . Arizona Coyotes. 26. player

25. player. 85. It’s hard to believe that they haven’t been to the playoffs since they lost in the Finals to the Kings in 2012. They have 2 period talent right now which means a lot of losses in the third period (see last two games). . . New Jersey Devils