Editorials

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stay In Top 5

By Gregory Bradshaw
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 1, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha (39) reacts after scoring the tying goal to force overtime against Toronto Maple Leafs during the Centennial Classic ice hockey game at BMO Field. The Leafs won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha (39) reacts after scoring the tying goal to force overtime against Toronto Maple Leafs during the Centennial Classic ice hockey game at BMO Field. The Leafs won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 24: Detroit Red Wings

Previous: 20th

Record: 16-16-5

Sitting next to last in the Atlantic Division, Motown has seen better days. With an OT loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, in what was a strong comeback for the Wings, the heartbreak continues. Injuries to Jimmy Howard and Justin Abdelkader have played a part in Detroit’s problems along with the league’s worst powerplay percentage (11.7).

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