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NHL Power Rankings 2011

Today's top thirty has been calculated using several variables trending for each team including (but not limited to) overall record and last 10 games performance.

Today's power rankings are brought to you courtesy of quick hook coaching changes, offensive defensemen, the Thrasherjets and a 42-year old netminder.

1. Boston Bruins

2. Philadelphia Flyers

3. Chicago Blackhawks

4. Vancouver Canucks

5. St. Louis Blues

6. New York Rangers

7. Winnepeg Jets - The Atlanta Jets (Winnepeg Thrashers) have 15 points in their last ten games, and find themselves tied for the eighth playoff position with the New Jersey Devils.

8. Nashville Predators

9. Florida Panthers - Florida manages to stay in the top ten even though half of their starting forwards are unavailable for action.Although the team is on a bit of a cold streak, they still have gained points in eight of their last ten games.

10. San Jose Sharks

11. Detroit Red Wings

12. Minnesota Wild

13. Ottawa Senators

14. New Jersey Devils

15. Pittsburgh Penguins

16. Calgary Flames

17. Dallas Stars

18. Phoenix Coyotes

19. Colorado Avalanche

20. Washington Capitals - After starting the season out with seven straight victories, The Caps are 10-14-1 in their last 25. The recent addition of new coach Dale Hunter hasn't made much difference, as the team is only 5-5 during his reign.

21. Los Angeles Kings

22. Toronto Maple Leafs

23. New York Islanders

24. Buffalo Sabres

25. Montreal Canadians

26. Edmonton Oilers

27. Tampa Bay Lightning - The Bolts are 3-7 in their last ten, but have a chance to make it three wins in four games tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.

28. Columbus Blue Jackets

29. Carolina Hurricanes - The Hurricanes avoided the last spot on the list only because Anaheim is just a little worse.

30. Anaheim Ducks

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