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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stand Pat With Surging Metro Teams

By Juliana Nikac
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 18, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) reaches for the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) reaches for the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 25: Vancouver Canucks

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Record: 28-32-9 (65 points)

Jim Benning was magical this year at the deadline, and seems to have the understanding that his team was not heading in the right direction. It’ll take some time, but they have to revamp their lineup in order to become a playoff team again. Bo Horvat has been a shining star for the Canucks this season. That Loui Eriksson contract isn’t looking so good right now.

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