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NHL Trophy Power Rankings: Kane, Panarin Star

By Colin Likas
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Lady Byng Memorial Trophy power rankings

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Jan 25, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrice Bergeron. 7. team. 70. Bergeron is always the class of a Bruins team that usually employs some less-than-classy individuals. The fact he’s leading the current wild-card club with 44 points doesn’t hurt his chances, either.. Center. Previous: N/Ath

Previous: N/Ath. Taylor Hall. 6. team. 148. Considering how much vitriol gets directed Hall’s way by some Edmonton outlets, in addition to just playing for the Oilers, it’s amazing he’s ever able to keep his cool on the ice. Also amazing: his 48 points, which are good for seventh in the league, despite being on a bad team.. Left Wing

5. team. 67. He was a finalist for the award last season, and his 42 points for a team that has a clear path to the Pacific Division title will keep him in the running this season.. Center. Previous: N/Ath. Anze Kopitar

4. team. 19. You can imagine Washington racking up some regular-season hardware if it keeps up its current pace. Backstrom currently sits in the shadow of <strong><a href=. Center. Previous: N/Ath. Nicklas Backstrom

team. 112. This guy just goes about his business for a bad Calgary squad that has its fair share of rough-and-tumble players. His 47 points tie him for ninth in the league.. Left Wing. Previous: N/Ath. Johnny Gaudreau. 3

Joe Pavelski. 2. team. 120. Pavelski just looks like a guy you’d want to punch, but he, like Gaudreau, is quietly going about his business in the horrible Pacific Division. Pavelski has climbed to fifth in the NHL points race with 49, and he holds just 22 penalty minutes.. Center. Previous: N/Ath

Previous: N/Ath. Vladimir Tarasenko. 1. team. 99. I know, a St. Louis player winning the Lady Byng would be bizarre. But Tarasenko isn’t like some of his teammates. He’s another guy who just rolls the competition quietly, gracefully and rather easily. Plus, there’s been a Russian power outage around this award since <strong><a href=. Right Wing

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