Nashville Predators: Time to bring back the Power Rankings.

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Teams #3 and #4

#4 – Dallas Stars

Last Ranking: #7

Record: 33-20-4, 70 points

Is there a scarier team in the Western Conference than the Dallas Stars. Four 50-point scorers. Three players with 20 or more goals. They are a viable threat to all teams in the NHL. And, word on the street suggests they are in the mix to land Rick Nash. Could you imagine the offense should the Stars land a top-six winger? They are already one of the best at 5v5 scoring. Another forward would make the Stars nearly unstoppable.

#3 – Winnipeg Jets

Last Ranking: #5

Record: 32-15-9, 73 points

The Jets score. A lot. Their 179 goals on the season trails only Vegas in the conference. And, like the Stars, the Jets don’t allow too many goals. They are a solid team, top to bottom when healthy. However, they are not healthy right now. Six players are currently injured, four of which are on injured reserve. The depth of the Jets will be tested, and their schedule will be difficult. The Jets play the Predators, Stars, Blues, Kings, and Devils to name a few.