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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Fall Out Of Top Half

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Chicago Blackhawks center Nick Schmaltz (8) advances with the puck during the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 12, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Chicago Blackhawks center Nick Schmaltz (8) advances with the puck during the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 12, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – NOVEMBER 14: Patrick Maroon
EDMONTON, AB – NOVEMBER 14: Patrick Maroon /

28. Edmonton Oilers

Previous: No. 27

I can’t see this struggle continuing all year, but the Oilers have earned being in the bottom of the power rankings with their play so far this year. Their 7-9-2 record this year includes a 4-6-0 record at home. They have only scored 46 goals in their 18 games this year, good enough for last in the NHL in goals per game average.

With the talent they have all around their roster, you can’t expect this team to stay down forever, but the question is how long will it last? If the Oilers can’t get out of this funk soon, they will have a lot of catching up to do in the second half of the season.

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