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LGS NHL Power Rankings
for games thru 12/4/22
12/5/2022 - By LGS Staff
The staff writers at LetsGoSharks.com submit their league rankings each week, and we average submissions for each team. Here are the LGS NHL Power Rankings for this week:

Rank Rank Last Week Team Record Last 10 The Skinny
1 1 20-3-0 9-1-0 This team hasn't even hi its stride yet. They are eating up opponents with regularity.
2 2 20-4-1 8-1-1 All three NYC Area NHL teams are good, surprising Devils are best so far
3 5 15-5-6 7-0-3 Hats off to Mitch Marner on breaking the Leafs record for consecutive games with a point. Toronto looks plenty dangerous right now.
4 3 15-6-3 7-2-1 The Kraken have gotten this good despite essentially no production from '22 top pick Shane Wright (one point), who was supposed to #1 but slipped to #4 in the draft.
5 11 15-8-1 8-2-0 The Lightning have that 'plucky veteran laying in the weeds' vibe about them.
6 4 18-7-1 5-4-1 Vegas starting to snap out of their funk, but their loss to the Penguins could have been avoided.
7 7 15-7-1 7-3-0 The Jets are exceeding expectations so far. Now the real test begins: not letting this good, early season work fade away.
8 9 14-6-5 5-1-4 Seems the Stars rebuilt without a tank involved
9 13 14-6-5 5-1-4 Do they still do that silly post-game nonsense with the players at the faceoff circle?
10 8 16-10-0 6-4-0 Inconsistencies abound on the island.
11 14 13-8-4 7-2-1 Another stroke for Kris Letang. Makes you wonder about when 'enough is enough' in regards to quality of life after retirement. The Pens will miss him on the ice, but can weather his absence until - or if - he's ever medically ready to play again.
12 6 13-8-1 6-4-0 Three straight losses does not a top 10 team make.
13 10 12-7-5 5-3-2 Looks like the Wings are for real, but the Atlantic Division is too good for them to make the playoffs
14 20 13-9-2 6-3-1 Kirill Kaprisov is the real deal.
15 22 12-9-2 7-2-1 Nashville was 10 seconds from being the Devils' latest victim before tying the game and winning quickly in OT.
16 18 12-9-4 4-3-3 Three wins in four games provides a slight boost for the mid-pack team.
17 19 14-11-0 6-4-0 McDavid and Draisatl. Draisatl and McDavid. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
18 12 13-10-4 3-4-3 Jonathan Quick may be playing for the Kings into his 50's
19 15 11-10-5 4-4-2 The duel between 2019's top two draft picks, Jack Hughes of the Devils and Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers, is not much of a contest at the moment. Hughes has 29 points, Kakko has 8.
20 21 11-10-3 5-4-1 Flames are hanging in there without Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, but still have lost more than they've won.
21 17 12-11-1 5-5-0 Getting shutout by the Sharks is not how this team wants to intimidate teams.
22 16 11-13-0 5-5-0 It's clear they traded the wrong goaltender, but Binnington's contract was hard to move
23 23 10-12-3 6-4-0 This team was supposed to be a playoff contender; now, the only thing keeping them in the discussion is the weakness of their division
24 26 11-13-1 4-5-1 The weird thing is that the Sabres now have a legit NHL offense. No goaltending, no depth on defense. But they can fill the net.
25 24 10-12-4 3-5-2 Seems like not too long ago the Caps were champs. Now they are just another struggling, losing teams
26 29 10-13-1 5-5-0 Big things cooking in Ottawa. Maybe not on the ice, but the new ownership hunt is kicking into high gear! That's something, right?
27 25 8-12-5 1-6-3 A win over the Islanders overshadowed by losses to Tampa and New Jersey.
28 31 8-13-2 4-4-2 Columbus has lost 5 straight and nothing appears to be trending in the right direction.
29 28 7-11-4 2-5-3 Honestly, does anyone even care? Most of the time the Coyotes don't even register on the NHL newswire. The only thing worse than losing is becoming irrelevant, which Arizona is.
30 27 8-16-4 2-7-1 How can a team with Erik Karlsson, Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture be this bad? Weak goaltending hasn't helped.
31 30 7-13-4 1-8-1 Paging Patrick Kane: You sure about that 'I don't want to be traded' stance?
32 32 6-17-3 1-7-2 4 points in 10 games pretty much sums up the Ducks season so far.

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