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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; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) looks at the scoreboard during the third period against Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) looks at the scoreboard during the third period against Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

Even though they’re not in the Western Conference anymore, I still hate the Red Wings passionately. I do miss the rivalry between them and the Blackhawks, but as a team that makes the playoffs every year, they were always a threat. Goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek have been middle-of-the-road performers while younger Gustav Nyquist continues to impress. I seriously don’t understand where Detroit keeps pulling these talented forwards from, but it’s working.. 8-7-1. Previous: 18th. Detroit Red Wings. 14. team. 72

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