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Western Conference Powers the NHL

As NHL training camps get under way next month, senior THW contributor Shawn Reznik will have more in depth power-rankings of the entire NHL but never too early for a […]

Grand Rapids Griffins bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Power Rankings Week 28

The AHL regular season will come to a close this week, and as of this writing, 11 teams have clinched their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, the […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Ritchie celebrates goal #4 with (L to R) Derek Meech, Maxime Fortunus, Mike Hedden and Justin Dowling. (Ross Bonander/THW)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 27

The final two weeks have arrived in the 2013-14 American Hockey League season, with multiple teams closing in on playoff spots. Two teams in the Eastern Conference and four teams […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Goalie John Muse will be a big part of Charlotte's push to make the playoffs. (Benjamin Reed/Flickr Creative Commons)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 26

As of this writing, six teams have secured spots in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs, which leaves all but two of the AHL’s other 24 teams to compete for the […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Brad Thiessen  Photo Credit: (John Wright/Norfolk Admirals)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 25

The final full weekend of American Hockey League action takes place this week, with the season winding down as the postseason nears. After this weekend, a few teams will be […]

by · March 25, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
AHL Power Rankings Week 24

AHL Power Rankings Week 24

There is just about a month to go in the AHL’s regular season, and the mad dash to the Calder Cup Playoffs is on. Things look pretty set out East, […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
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AHL Power Rankings: Week 23

Week 23 of the American Hockey League season is upon us, with less than 20 games remaining for almost every AHL club. Eight points separate the second and eighth seeds […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Devante Smith-Pelly (John Wright/Norfolk Admirals)

AHL Power Rankings Week 22

Several of the AHL’s 30 teams saw their spot shift dramatically in this week’s power rankings as playoff races heat up. In particular, several top teams struggled against opponents who […]

by · March 4, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
Ben Bishop was solid in his first season in a Lightning uniform and Evgeni Nabokov's veteran presence should only help Tampa Bay. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Ben Bishop: NHL’s Most Valuable Goalie…and It’s Not Even Close

How Do You Define the League’s Most Valuable Goaltender? How about the starting keeper who’s the biggest difference-maker for his team? Every year, it seems at least one relatively unheralded goalie […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, Power Rankings
Jyrki Jokipakka (Ross Bonander/THW)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 21

With around 20 games left on the schedule for most teams in the American Hockey League, the season is winding down in of the top developmental hockey leagues in the […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
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AHL Power Rankings: Week 20

The AHL celebrated its annual All-Star Game in the early part of Week 20, and action picked back up on Friday, with several teams playing three games in three nights.   […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings
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AHL Power Rankings Week 19

The AHL heads into the All-Star break just as several playoff races are starting to heat up. Furthermore, many NHL teams are sending down players sure to give some minor […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings