NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Will Need More Depth

By Aaron Goldschmidt
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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning /

5. team. 152. Remember last year when the Sharks stripped Joe Thornton of the “C” and they went all the way to the Stanley Cup? It was quite the shakeup for the Sharks, but they needed it. Same thing applies here with the Canadiens. Nobody could believe the blockbuster trade that happened over the summer, but after the first half of the year Shea Weber looks damn good in a Canadiens uniform. He brought veteran leadership, a huge shot, and shutdown defense with him from Nashville and he hasn’t looked back. Could this be the year? I say they go “all in.”. . Previous: 4th. Montreal Canadiens