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NHL Power Rankings

This weeks power rankings for the NHL

Real Clear Sports has come out with their weekly aggregated NHL Power Rankings. Here's what they saw with the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils

Note that this website does rankings based on all 30 teams, not by conference. The rankings combine ESPN, TSN, CBS Sports, Sports Net and Fox Sports rankings, and takes the averages. 

The New York Islanders come in dead last this week with three 30th votes and one 29th vote. Not very surprising here as the Islanders have really dropped off the table since their hot start. The islanders are now 4-11-3 for 11 points, worst in the NHL. They just fired their head coach and they are still without Mark Streit and Kyle Okposo. Neither goaltender is really stepping up, although Rick DiPietro is playing much worse than Dwayne Roloson. 

The New Jersey Devils aren't much better off, coming in 27th place. The Devils received three 27th place votes and a 30th place vote. The Devils record is also abysmal with them recording a 5-12-2 record for 12 points. Ilya Kovalchuk hasn't been what the Devils expected, the age of guys like Jamie Langenbrunner, Patrik Elias and Martin Brodeur seem to be catching up to the Devils, and they're still without Zach Parise

The New York Rangers are much better off in this weeks power rankings, coming in 11th place. The Rangers got votes for 17th, 15th, 11th, 10th and 9th. The Rangers are playing much better than they did at the beginning of the season, and finally starting to get some scoring from multiple different sources. Marian Gaborik has returned, Dubinsky is among the league leaders in goals, Artem Anisimov is stepping up and Derek Stepan looks better and better. Oh Alexander Frolov looks good too. 

More next week when the power rankings come out again.