NHL Power Rankings Week One: Capitals, Lightning, Predators, And Ducks Are Favorites

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#2 – Anaheim Ducks

STRENGTHS: The Ducks improved their already impressive team that made it to the Western Conference Finals. Carl Hagelin was a great pickup at the draft. He should flourish in Anaheim’s system. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are two of the best forwards in the league. Sami Vatanen is primed for a breakout year. So is Jakub Silfverberg.

WEAKNESSES: Their blue line is a bit inexperienced. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but that is something that could wind up hurting them.

OUTLOOK: The Western Conference favorites are the Ducks, at least on paper. But they have to play the games.

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