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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 5, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux (28) reacts after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux (28) reacts after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports /

68. Maybe there is a reason there aren’t many college coaches who have translated successfully in the NHL. Dave Hakstol isn’t a perennial contender anymore like he was at North Dakota, and the struggle to develop young players continues in Philly. Players like JVR got so much better after leaving Philly. But with a team littered with bad contracts and underperforming young players such as Sean Couturier, it’s hard to see this team doing anything but dreaming of returning to the Stanley Cup.. 7-7-2. Previous: 11th. Philadelphia Flyers. 18. team

 

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