NHL Western Conference Power Rankings

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 14, 2009

NHL Western Conference Power Rankings

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No. 15—Minnesota Wild

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    PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Martin Havlat #14 of the Minnesota Wild looks on during a break in NHL preaseason game action against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on September 29, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Wild defeated the

No. 14—Anaheim Ducks

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 10: James Wisniewski #34 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on October 10, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

No. 13—Nashville Predators

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    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17:  Defenseman Arturs Kulda #44 of the Atlanta Thrashers fights defenseman Cody Franson #32 of the Nashville Predators during a pre-season NHL game at the Sommet Center on September 17, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by F

No. 12—Dallas Stars

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    ST. LOUIS, MO. - SEPTEMBER 19: Warren Peters #25 of the Dallas Stars fights B.J. Crombeen #26 of the St. Louis Blues during a preseason game at the Scottrade Center on September 19, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

No. 11—Vancouver Canucks

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    CHICAGO - MAY 05:  Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks fights for the puck behind the net against Duncan Keith #2 and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2

No. 10—Detroit Red Wings

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    PITTSBURGH - JUNE 09:  Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings is checked into the boards by Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Mellon Arena on June 9, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (

No. 9— St. Louis Blues

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 8: Bryan Little #10 of the Atlanta Thrashers checks Roman Polak #26 of the St. Louis Blues into the boards at the Scottrade Center on October 8, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

No. 8—Phoenix Coyotes

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    GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Zbynek Michalek #4 of the Phoenix Coyotes reaches over to Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during a scrum in the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyo

No. 7—San Jose Sharks

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    SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks skates on the ice during warm ups before their game against the Minnesota Wild at HP Pavilion on October 10, 2009 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

No. 6—Calgary Flames

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No. 5—Edmonton Oilers

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    EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3:  Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers walks to the ice before a game between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. The Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton

No. 4—Columbus Blue Jackets

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    COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23:  Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2009 at the Nationwide Aren

No. 3—Los Angeles Kings

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    UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 12: Edward Purcell #54  of the Los Angeles Kings congratulates Drew Doughty #8 on his game winning goal at 5:31 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on October 12, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (

No. 2—Colorado Avalanche

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 03:  The Colorado Avalanche celebrate a second period goal by Paul Stastny #26 to take a 2-0 lead over the Vancouver Canucks during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Ima

No. 1—Chicago Blackhawks

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