View Full Version : NHL Power Poll: Avalanche start the season off with a bang

10-06-2009, 06:30 AM
A victory for the Colorado Avalanche on Joe Sakic Night was a nice touch, especially for a rebuilding team that most expect will have trouble winning 30 times all season. But to follow that up with a shutout win against the Canucks? Start printing playoff tickets!

Regular-season hockey returned over the weekend, and no team was more surprising than the Avs, who beat two Stanley Cup contenders in San Jose and Vancouver by a combined score of 8-2. And in doing so, they elevated themselves out of the basement of our first regular-season power poll:

(Preseason power poll ranking in parenthesis):

1. Penguins (1): Nice start for the captain two goals in two games. Guess Sidney Crosby's sore groin is just fine.