NHL Power Rankings: Week 9 sees St. Louis Blues push Chicago Blackhawks for top spot

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Week eight saw the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks finally make their way to the top of our NHL power rankings, but several surging teams are giving them a strong push right now. Did the St. Louis Blues have what it takes to dethrone the ‘Hawks? Or has Chicago played well enough recently to hang on to the No. 1 spot?

And where did the Edmonton Oilers end up after winning three consecutive games for the first time this season? And how about the Philadelphia Flyers, who have secured points in seven consecutive games? Both of these teams have been at the 30 spot in rankings gone by, but how far have they climbed?

We’ll answer all these questions and more in the latest edition of FanSided.com’s power rankings.

As in weeks gone by, a strict five move limit is implemented. This prevents an overreaction to positive or negative trends, while preventing teams from sinking too far too fast.

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  • westc2

    Really? You rank the Hawks over the Blues? You lose all credibility with that decision. The Blues have the #1 point % in the league, have played tougher teams, have better stats, and are just all around better in every aspect of the game. The question is, can the Hawks keep up with them all season?

  • Jeremy Buettmann

    i agree with west, the hawks currently have 1 more point but theyve played 2 more games and you said the hawks have a better %? How? The blues have an .869 the hawks have a .840 plus the blues beat the hawks, your analysis is horrible, i think your the only power rankings in the world that have the hawks above the blues, you should check the stats before you start ranting on, your prolly a hawks fan thats the only logic behind these rankings…….

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