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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Still Trail Canadiens

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 12, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) waits for the puck drop on a face-off against Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) during the third period at the PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) waits for the puck drop on a face-off against Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) during the third period at the PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

116. Mike Babcock seems to think his team is taking the same path as the Chicago Blackhawks. It sure is possible, but the ‘Hawks have much more emphasis on defense. Where is their version of Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook or Niklas Hjalmarsson? Don’t get me wrong, I love Matthews, Marner and Nylander leading the youth movement, but you need to keep the puck out of your net, too.. 6-6-3. Previous: 19th. Toronto Maple Leafs. 20. team

 

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