NHL Power Rankings

NHL Power Rankings
November 8, 2011, 7:11 pm
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All is right in the NHL world again after a topsy-turvy start to the season that included horrendous opening months for the final four teams in last years playoffs: The Vancouver Canucks, the San Jose Sharks, The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins. All four seemed to follow the self-fulfilling prophecy of a Cup playoff hangover, but all have now begun playing well as the playoff race begins to take shape in November.

Theres still work to do, however, as upstart teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs continue their surges. Everybody is regressing toward their mean now, but theres little margin for error for last years top dogs.