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NHL Power Rankings: Capitals Lead All-Star Edition

By Sean Fitzgerald
Jan 30, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot celebrates after a goal during the NHL Mascot Challenge before the 2016 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 30, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot celebrates after a goal during the NHL Mascot Challenge before the 2016 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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All-Star weekend in Nashville will feature first ever 3-on-3 tournament. The tournament will feature three games with the winning team getting $1 million. How do the teams look in this week’s NHL power rankings? Let’s find out.

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Jan 30, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Atlantic Division forward Leo Komarov (47) of the Toronto Maple Leafs participates in the skills challenge relay during the 2016 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Previous: 27th. Toronto Maple Leafs. 30. team. 116. Everyone is saying how much better the Leafs are under Mike Babcock. How are they going to play when they trade off all of their parts? All-Star: <strong><a href=.

148. The Oilers have dropped four in a row and appear to be trading for a young defenseman. Rumor has it that it could be <strong><a href=. . Previous: 28th. Edmonton Oilers. 29. team

Calgary Flames. 28. team. 112. The Flames are extinguished for this season and now must look to unload some players. They have lost three in a row. Jiri Hudler, <strong><a href=. . Previous: 25th

Columbus Blue Jackets. 27. team. 113. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 30th

The Sabres are in the Auston Matthews sweepstakes again. All-Star: <strong><a href=. . Previous: 28th. Buffalo Sabres. 26. team. 12

This week the fans in Winnipeg were blaming <strong><a href=. . Previous: 26th. Winnipeg Jets. 25. team. 107

Vancouver Canucks. 24. team. 104. The Canucks will have to decide on <strong><a href=. . Previous: 19th

Previous: 24th. Philadelphia Flyers. 23. team. 68. The Flyers have $4.1 million in salary cap space now, and they could be interested in adding a forward. They could be a player in the <strong><a href=.

<strong><a href=. . Previous: 23rd. Ottawa Senators. 22. team. 91

152. The Habs need to get better on offense. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 17th. Montreal Canadiens. 21. team

Next: Nos. 20-11

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