Week 25 Power Rankings
- New Jersey Devils
Last Week: 29
The Devils have had an interesting season, it has not always been bad, but the results have not been good. Luck also has not been on their side, but no less. And I am sorry to my Devils fans, but you have made reached the 32nd spot for the first time this season.
- Seattle Kraken
Last Week: 31
The Kraken will stay here and avoid being number 32 on this week’s 25 Power Rankings.
- San Jose Sharks
Last Week: 28
The Sharks’ biggest money makers on the team may make it difficult to sign one of their best and young stars Timo Meier who recently scored his career-high 31 goals.
- Philadelphia Flyers
Last Week: 32
Keith Yandle was 11 games away from 1,000 consecutive games played, and Mike Yeo decided to scratch him. Yikes, move from the new coach.
- Ottawa Senators
Last Week: 30
The Senators’ season has not been good, but they have some players who showed a lot of promise, including Josh Norris, who surpassed the 30-goal mark. Anyway, a good week means up you go on this Week 25 Power Rankings.
- Anaheim Ducks
Last Week: 27
The Ducks have won one game in their last 13 games…
- Detroit Red Wings
Last Week: 23
The Red Wings have nearly no goaltending right now, I mean they lost 11-2 against the Penguins.
- Buffalo Sabres
Last Week: 25
Tage Thompson surpassed the 30-goal marker this last week, which may be good enough for the most improved players this year.
- Arizona Coyotes
Last Week: 24
Clayton Keller was injured this past week after taking a bad fall into the boards, a horrible end to the season for the young star.
- Chicago Blackhawks
Last week: 26
The Blackhawks have had a lost season, and that’s not just because they have not won much.
- Montreal Canadiens
Last Week: 22
The Canadiens are trying to finish this lost season strong, and Cole Caulfield has been helping with that.
- Vancouver Canucks
Last Week: 21
The Canucks, like the Jets, have some difficult decisions to make this summer.
- Columbus Blue Jackets
Last Week: 19
The Blue Jackets are free falling, as they have now lost six straight games, and playoff hopes have faded.
- New York Islanders
Last Week: 20
The Islanders are keeping hope relatively alive going 7-3-0 in their last 10, but chances are their playoff hopes are slim to none.
- Las Vegas Golden Knights
Last Week 18
The Golden Knights are currently a point out of the playoffs…the threat continues for Vegas.
- Winnipeg Jets
Last Week: 17
The Jets have a lot of tough decisions to make this off-season, especially with their core mostly aging quickly. Kyle Connor on the other hand has had a career year scoring 40 goals.
- Washington Capitals
Last Week: 11
The Capitals are currently sitting in a Wild-Card spot, which may not be a horrible thing for a team that is much better on the road than at home.
- Nashville Predators
Last Week: 15
The Predators put a beating on the Wild 6-2 Tuesday night, who has been one of the few teams to give Minnesota a run for their money this season.
- Dallas Stars
The Stars are in a very intense battle for playoffs, as they sit one point out of the top Wild-Card spot, but also a point out of being on the outside looking in.
- Los Angeles Kings
Last Week: 13
The Kings have had a great couple of months, even without their star defenseman Drew Doughty, who is hoping to make a return at some point this season but has yet to be given a date.
- St. Louis Blues
Last Week: 12
The Blues had a good week gaining points in all their games, and in a tough battle in the West, any point is important.
- Edmonton Oilers
Last Week: 16
The Oilers are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games, and they are red hot at the right time. Edmonton has been dying for a playoff win for many years but they still have some issues to fic before that.
- Pittsburgh Penguins
Last Week: 5
Jason Zucker worked his way back from an injury to make his long-awaited return to Minnesota, and in the second period, he took a nasty fall and left the game.
- Carolina Hurricanes
Last Week: 4
The Hurricanes are yet another team that is considered a top contender, but they may be stumbling at a less than ideal time.
- Minnesota Wild
Last Week: 9
The Wild scored on their first two shots of the game against the Capitals and beat Carolina well. Kirill Kaprizov also passed Marian Gaborik for most franchise points in a season with 84.
- Tampa Bay Lighting
Last Week: 7
The Lightning have a legit chance to three-peat, if they end up getting home-ice advantage I see no reason not to pick them to do so.
- Toronto Maple Leafs
Last Week: 10
The Leafs have, maybe one of the best scorers in the last decade, they have a decent defensive core, but the question is; Do they get past the first round this year? Sorry Leaf’s fans had to be asked. With their latest success, I was forced to move them up on this Week 25 Power Rankings.
- New York Rangers
Last Week: 5
The Rangers like to make things difficult on themselves, but as long as Igor plays like himself, they will always have a chance.
- Boston Bruins
Last Week: 4
The Bruins are 11-2-1 since March. 3, which puts them in an elite class when it comes to teams in the NHL. Boston has emerged as a real contender after a very average start to the year.
- Calgary Flames
Last Week: 3
The Flames have been slightly less dominating as of late, as goaltending has been sub-par, ad scoring took a step back. Calgary is still a top contender and certainly has not played badly, but they would like to gain some heat heading into the playoffs.
- Colorado Avalanche
Last Week: 2
The Avalanche had one weakness to them halfway through the season, their goaltending…an issue no more as Darcy Kuemper has been as sharp as it gets in goal over the past month. The Avs seem to be well on their way to winning the Western and making a deep run in the playoffs.
- Florida Panthers
Last Week 1
Jonathon Huberdeau has 73 assists this season, oh and to go along with that, he has 93 points…unbelievable. The Panthers are going to be among the league’s favorites heading into the playoffs.
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