It looks like some players are finally starting to hit their stride in the NHL. Teams are getting some chemistry from the frequency of their games and we are getting some production from the usual suspects.
Hopefully you haven’t hit the panic button yet if you happened to spend your first round draft pick on Malkin, Crosby or Stamkos (3 goals in nine games combined). Trust me folks, these guys are going to light it up. Don’t make that awful, season-ruining trade just yet.
Every week we will do some power rankings for every position. The goalie rankings for this week just went up and this will be the your power ranking for each of the wings.
1. Daniel Sedin-Wonder twin one is a safe bet to put up numbers across the board.
2. James Neal-Three goals in three games for the high octane Penguins is a sign of big things to come for Neal.
3. Zach Parise-Off to a fast start, Parise has meshed well with Dany Heatley. Keep an eye on the Wild out west.
4. Thomas Vanek-Huge start for the Austrian winger. Buffalo has been impressive through their first two games.
5. Patrick Marleau-Benefitted from the Sharks rout in Edmonton, but Marleau is off to a fast start.
1. Marian Hossa-Looks like Big Hoss has recovered from concussion last year. Hossa and the Blackhawks have been on fire.
2. Evgeni Malkin-Though he is slotted as a center as well, Malkin scored his first last night and looks to be in mid-season form
3. Dany Heatley-Looks every bit the All-Star that he thinks he is. Has the most to gain from playing with Zach Parise.
4. Teemu Selanne-Finnish Flash still lighting up the Anaheim scoreboard with four points in two games.
5. Vladimir Tarasenko-Fast start from the St. Louis rookie. Stay tuned to see what he does once people prepare for him.
1. Alex Ovechkin-Sounds crazy, but he’s doing nothing right now but getting hits and shots for you. He could break out at any time though.
2. Bobby Ryan-One shot on goal in two games. Really?!
3. Matt Moulson-No goals and six shots for a player that had 36 goals last season.
4. Mike Richards-Also listed as a center, but Richards has been useless in either slot with zero points and a minus-4 in two games so far.
5. Dustin Brown-Zero points and minus-4 in two games. Stanley Cup hangover? Uh, yeah.