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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Will Need More Depth

By Aaron Goldschmidt
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NHL: St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks
NHL: St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks /

Well, the Ducks may be the Western Conference version of the Washington Capitals unless they prove otherwise. They tend to beat up on teams in the regular season, then lay an egg in the playoffs. It hurts so much more that they lose in game 7 all the time, but their fans don’t need to be reminded of that. The Ducks are 7-1-2 in their last ten games with Kesler, Getzlaf, and Perry leading the team in scoring. No surprise there. Let’s see if they finally get it done this year.. . Previous: 13th. Anaheim Ducks. 9. team. 105

NHL: New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens
NHL: New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens /

95. The Rangers have come back to earth since their fast start, but still have an impressive team goal differential of +36. Their defense has always been deep but the story this year has been young forward production. Their top three scorers are Kevin Hayes, Derek Stepan, and JT Miller all whom are under 27 years old. Michael Grabner also seems like the pickup of the century with 27 points on the year. The Rangers will get back young forward Mika Zibanejad which will help their depth considerably. Let’s see if King Lundqvist can keep up with his young team at 34 years old.. . Previous: 3rd. New York Rangers. 8. team

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