NHL Hockey Power Rankings: Preseason

With the start of hockey season upon us, the analysis and discussions are what fans have been waiting for since last season! ESPN releases a weekly power ranking for all teams. Going into week one of the season let’s find out what ESPN has to say about the Arizona Coyotes and the other teams in the league. Here is ESPN’s power rankings for preseason:

1. Los Angeles Kings

2. Chicago Blackhawks

3. Anaheim Ducks

4. St. Louis Blues

5. Boston Bruins

6. Minnesota Wild

7. Pittsburgh Penguins

8. Colorado Avalanche

9. Tampa Bay Lightning

10. Dallas Stars

21. Arizona Coyotes

For the full list of rankings click here.

The Arizona Cardinals fell one spot in ESPN’s Power Rankings this week.

The major drop in the power rankings is probably due to,

“New team name, new arena name (Gila River Arena), but the big question is where will the “new” goals come from? Sam Gagner and Max Domi have a chance to make a splash, and Mikkel Boedker must continue to evolve. In the end, it’s all about Mike Smith in-goal. If he’s the Mike Smith of 2012, the Yotes will be in the hunt. If not, it’ll be a long season.”

The Cardinals will play at home today as they take on the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday October 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to see their full schedule

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