J.A.’s NHL Player Rankings: December 13, 2013

Nov 25, 2013; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall (4) and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (88) battle for a loose puck during the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY SportsSidney Crosby is probably as good as he has ever been right now. For that reason he leapfrogged back to number 1 in my NHL players rankings and has been the leader of it for every bi-week except for one. That is not to say Alex Steen, November 29′s number one, is slowing down. In fact, Steen has been putting up great all-round numbers as of late. Patrick Kane also turned on the jets to sky rocket to number 2 due to his impressive 14 points in his last 7 games. Here are my December 13′s player rankings with Nov 29 in brackets:

  1. Sidney Crosby, PIT up (2)
  2. Patrick Kane, CHI up (9)
  3. Alexander Steen, STL down (3)
  4. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA (no change)
  5. Alex Ovechkin, WSH (no change)
  6. Evgeni Malkin, PIT down (3)
  7. Corey Perry, ANA up (10)
  8. John Tavares, NYI down (7)
  9. Joe Thornton, SJ up (12)
  10. Chris Kunitz, PIT up (20)
  11. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH up (25)
  12. Patrick Sharp, CHI up (28)
  13. Brent Seabrook, CHI up (NR)
  14. David Krejci, BOS up (NR)
  15. David Backes, STL down (14)
  16. Joe Pavelski, SJ up (40)
  17. Bobby Ryan, OTT down (15)
  18. Duncan Keith, CHI up (30)
  19. David Perron, STL up (NR)
  20. Daniel Sedin, VAN down (11)
  21. Henrik Sedin, VAN down (6)
  22. Pavel Datsyuk, DET down (16)
  23. Logan Couture, SJ down (19)
  24. Jason Garrison, VAN up (NR)
  25. Patrick Marleau, SJ down (18)
  26. Phil Kessel, TOR up (31)
  27. Taylor Hall, EDM up (44)
  28. Erik Karlsson, OTT down (13)
  29. Eric Staal, CAR up (46)
  30. P.K. Subban, MTL up (42)
  31. Marian Hossa, CHI up (NR)
  32. Brad Richards, NYR up (NR)
  33. Claude Giroux, PHI up (35)
  34. Martin St-Louis, TB down (27)
  35. Drew Doughty, LA up (NR)
  36. Anze Kopitar, LA down (23)
  37. Jonathan Toews, CHI down (21)
  38. Shea Weber, NSH (no change)
  39. Bryan Little, WPG down (29)
  40. Jordan Eberle, EDM up (NR)
  41. Mike Ribeiro, PHX up (NR)
  42. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM up (NR)
  43. Ryan Kesler, VAN up (NR)
  44. Johan Franzen, DET down (41)
  45. Jason Spezza, OTT down (36)
  46. Keith Yandle, PHX up (NR)
  47. Radim Vrbata, PHX down (37)
  48. Niklas Kronwall, DET down (26)
  49. Mike Richards, PHI up (NR)
  50. Jeff Skinner, CAR up (NR)

Off November 29th list: Henrik Zetterberg*, DET (8); James Neal**, DAL (17); Dustin Byfuglien, WPG (22); Zach Parise, NJ (24); Jay Bowmeester, STL (32); Alex Pietrangelo, STL (34); T.J. Oshie, STL (35); Jamie Benn, DAL (39); Clarke MacArthur, OTT (43); Dustin Penner, ANA (45); Martin Hanzal, PHX (47); Mikko Koivu, MIN (48); Shane Doan, PHX (49); Rick Nash (50)

Topics: Alex Steen, NHL, Patrick Kane, Player Rankings, Rankings, Sidney Crosby

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