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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks’ Win Streak Means Small Move

By Colin Likas
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at the United Center. The Hawks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 22, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at the United Center. The Hawks won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 21, 2017; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) puts the puck past St. Louis Blues goalie Pheonix Copley (30) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg wins 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 15: St. Louis Blues

Previous: No. 12

Record: 23-19-5 (51 points)

Setting aside a three-game losing streak for the Blues, what exactly is this team trying to achieve moving forward? GM Doug Armstrong hating losing former captain David Backes for nothing last offseason (seems like a blessing in disguise to me), so now he’s trying to shuttle new captain Kevin Shattenkirk off while simultaneously eradicating what remained of goaltender Jake Allen’s confidence — after dumping Brian Elliott in the offseason as well. Doug Armstrong for GM of the Year.

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