Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus has the first Player Power Rankings of the new year. Chicago's Marian Hossa leads the top skaters while Boston's Tim Thomas is the top goaltender.
For two straight weeks of Puck Prospectus' Conn Smythe watch, Jonathan Toews and Michael Leighton have been 1-2 in the rankings (after ousting Jaroslav Halak). As the Cup finals begin, so too does their epic final showdown.
With both the Hawks and the Flyers holding 2-0 leads in their series, Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Philly's Michael Leighton have passed the Canadiens' keeper in the race for the postseason MVP.