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NHL Power Rankings: November 9th

Avalanche are good?

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Islanders Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Surprises:

Rangers (8-7-2): After a 1-7 start, the Rangers turned 180 going 7-2 over their next 9 games. Will the real Rangers please stand up?

Edmonton (6-8-1): They have slowly turned around winning 3 of their last 4 games but they still sport a 6-8-1 record and have an uphill battle to climb after a lackluster start

Minnesota (6-7-2) what is going on with this team? They were a top 5 team in the NHL last year scoring the 2ndmost goals, this year they are 17th in goals scored.

Colorado (8-6) & Vancouver (8-6-2) not only are these teams not the bottom feeders, they aren’t even in the bottom 10! Brock Boeser, Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie all are paving their own narratives as these teams continue to win.

There were who we thought they were:

Vegas (9-5-1) after a very very impressive 8-1 start they have since gone 1-5 over their last 6 as they battle through with their third goalie having injuries plaguing the team.

Buffalo (5-8-2) there are growing pains to this team. They show signs of brilliance with wins over Anaheim and Washington and then struggles with an 0-5 start to the season.

Toronto (10-7) they have the 2nd most goals for and the 2nd most goals against. This insanely talented young team needs defense help badly.

Nashville (8-5-2) They are brilliant at not being an elite team but not staying out of the conversation of those teams laying in waiting slowly rising up the boards.

Power Rankings

Team CBS ESPN NBC Average My Comments
Team CBS ESPN NBC Average My Comments
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 1 1 1 About Right
St. Louis Blues 2 2 3 2.3 About Right
Los Angeles Kings 3 3 2 2.7 About Right
Columbus Blue Jackets 4 9 5 6.0 About Right
New York Islanders 7 4 8 6.3 Too High
New Jersey Devils 5 11 4 6.7 Too High
Ottawa Senators 8 12 6 8.7 About Right
Winnipeg Jets 12 5 11 9.3 About Right
Nashville Predators 14 7 7 9.3 Too Low
San Jose Sharks 10 13 9 10.7 Too High
Toronto Maple Leafs 11 8 15 11.3 Too High
Vancouver Canucks 9 16 10 11.7 Too High
Vegas Golden Knights 6 19 12 12.3 About Right
Pittsburgh Penguins 19 10 16 15.0 Too Low
New York Rangers 22 6 18 15.3 Too High
Dallas Stars 13 20 13 15.3 About Right
Calgary Flames 16 22 14 17.3 About Right
Washington Capitals 23 15 17 18.3 Too Low
Boston Bruins 25 14 19 19.3 Too High
Chicago Blackhawks 18 21 20 19.7 Too High
Colorado Avalanche 15 23 22 20.0 About Right
Detroit Red Wings 20 17 25 20.7 Too Low
Philadelphia Flyers 17 24 24 21.7 About Right
Anaheim Ducks 21 25 21 22.3 Too Low
Montreal Canadiens 28 18 23 23.0 About Right
Minnesota Wild 24 27 26 25.7 Too Low
Edmonton Oilers 29 26 27 27.3 About Right
Carolina Hurricanes 26 28 29 27.7 Too High
Florida Panthers 27 30 30 29.0 About Right
Buffalo Sabres 30 29 28 29.0 Too Low
Arizona Coyotes 31 31 31 31.0 About Right