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November 11, 2008
by Jeff Briggs
The RCS NHL Power Ranking Averages combine seven other sites' power rankings to make the most balanced and unbiased grade possible, and to offer the most accurate look at the state of the NHL on a weekly basis.
The Sharks are the No. 1 team for the second week in a row in the RCS NHL Power Ranking Averages. This week they were the unanimous pick as the top team in hockey, obtaining a first place ranking from all seven sites. The top-10 sees two new teams this week, as the Penguins rose from 11th to 7th and the Blackhawks from 13th to 8th. Falling out of the top-10 are the Flames, who dropped from 7th to 15th, and the Brodeur-less Devils, who slid from 9th to 14th.
The biggest climbers this week were Coyotes (rising from 26th to 18th), the Blue Jackets (27th to 20th), and the Canucks (19th to 12th). The big drops on the week were the Flames, the Flyers (16th to 22nd), the Predators (16th to 23rd), and the Blues (22nd to 28th).
Again the NHL rankings see the most discrepancy of any of the power ranking averages here at RCS, with several teams having a range of rankings of over 10 spots from one site to the next.