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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Climb Amid Trade Deadline

By Sean Fitzgerald
Feb 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (center) celebrates scoring a goal with right wing Patrick Kane (left) and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (right) ) during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (center) celebrates scoring a goal with right wing Patrick Kane (left) and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (right) ) during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the trade deadline on our doorstep, the Chicago Blackhawks and 29 other teams grapple for position in our NHL power rankings

It’s a busy time in the NHL, with the trade deadline hitting at 2 p.m. today. But that doesn’t mean our NHL power rankings will rest, and the Chicago Blackhawks should certainly be happy about that.

The Blackhawks were among the teams to trend upward in the NHL power rankings this week. Let’s see how Blackhawk Up writers Sean Fitzgerald and Aaron Goldschmidt ranked all 30 teams. (Note: All trade deadline info and actions as of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.)

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