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NHL Power Rankings: New York Islanders Middle of the Pack

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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31. 121. . . . arizona coyotes

Through half the season, the Coyotes only have 23 points. They’re well below their points pace of last year when they had 70 points on the season. Arizona is a young team, their average age is just 26 years old, clearly, they have some work to do before they are ready to compete. Clayton Keller is the leading scorer with 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists).

. buffalo sabres. 30. 12. .

The Sabres look like their on their way to the bottom of the Division for the fourth time in the last five years. With just 29 points it looks like Buffalo is regressing from last year, which isn’t a good sign for them. Jack Eichel is leading the way for the Sabres with 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists).

ottawa senators. 29. 91. . .

It’s been a dumpster fire year for the Senators after their surprise conference final appearance in 2017. With just 32 points so far this year it’s been rumors galore in Ottawa as talks for Erik Karlsson heat up with the Sens season falling apart.

152. . . . montreal canadiens. 28

After making the playoffs last year, it looks like their luck won’t carry over into 2018. The Canadiens have really struggled so far this year and star goalie Carey Price is having a far below average year with a .907 save percentage and a 2.97 goals against average.

. . . vancouver canucks. 27. 104

The Canucks are on their way to missing the playoffs for the third straight season. There’s rumors about the Sedin brothers being traded away and also talks of the Canucks moving on from Erik Gudbranson as well. The rebuild in Vancouver is continuing.

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