Analysis

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 18, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) skates against the Florida Panthers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 10: Edmonton Oilers

Previous: No. 8

Record: 26-15-8 (60 points)

There’s a real segregation in the NHL when it comes to the line between pretender/fringe teams and contending teams. It seems to be drawn here, and it makes for a really hard time ranking these top-10 squads. The Oilers are 7-2-1 in their last 10 but have games in hand on almost no one (except Anaheim, which has played a league-high 50 games). As Connor McDavid goes …

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