NHL Player Rankings Oct 17, 2013

Oct 5, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck up ice ahead of Buffalo Sabres right wing Brian Flynn (65) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsWe are tree weeks into the NHL season and there has already been plenty of action on and off the ice. New players on different teams have made things interesting, as well as the spectactular level play by first-year rookies such as Tomas Hertl. Here are my October 17 NHL power rankings of skaters for the first three weeks of the season:

  1. Sidney Crosby, PIT
  2. Steven Stamkos, TB
  3. Henrik Sedin, VAN
  4. Joe Thornton, SJ
  5. Martin St-Louis, TB
  6. Henrik Zetterberg, DET
  7. Alex Ovechkin, WSH
  8. Tomas Hertl, SJ
  9. P.K. Subban, MTL
  10. Brent Burns, SJ
  11. John Tavares, NYI
  12. Pavel Datsyuk, DET
  13. Phil Kessel, TOR
  14. Lars Eller, MTL
  15. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
  16. Evgeni Malkin, PIT
  17. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH
  18. Daniel Sedin, VAN
  19. Patrick Marleau, SJ
  20. Joffrey Lupul, TOR
  21. Brad Richards, NYR
  22. Logan Couture, SJ
  23. Matt Duchene, COL
  24. Tyler Seguin, DAL
  25. Taylor Hall, EDM
  26. Tomas Fleischmann, FLA
  27. Radim Vrbata, PHX
  28. P.A. Parenteau, COL
  29. M-E Vlasic, SJ
  30. Pascal Dupuis, PIT
  31. Chris Kunitz, PIT
  32. Niklas Kronwall, DET
  33. Alex Steen, STL
  34. Mikhail Grabovski, WSH
  35. Marian Gaborik, CLB
  36. Matt Cooke, MIN
  37. Derek Roy, STL
  38. James van Riemsdyk, TOR
  39. Alex Pietrangelo, STL
  40. Ryan Suter, NSH
  41. Martin Hanzal, PHX
  42. Jeff Skinner, CAR
  43. David Perron, EDM
  44. Jeff Carter, LA
  45. Jason Garrison, VAN
  46. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
  47. Erik Karlsson, OTT
  48. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, PHX
  49. Milan Lucic, BOS
  50. Alex Chiasson, DAL



Topics: Alex Ovechkin, Alex Steen, Brad Richards, Brent Burns, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg, James Van Riemsdyk, Joe Thornton, Joffrey Lupul, Logan Couture, Matt Duchene, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Pa Parenteau, Pavel Datsyuk, Phil Kessel, PK Subban, Radim Vrbata, San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Tomas Hertl

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