On the strength of three strong performances last week, San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi vaults to the No. 1 goalie spot. Meanwhile, Winnipeg forward Andrew Ladd joins the skater rankings at No. 6 and Chicago's Jonathan Toews moves up a spot to No. 2.
In the latest edition of Player Power Rankings from Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin takes over the top skater spot after a huge week, and Jonathan Quick continues to hold the No. 1 ranking for goalies.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus has the latest Player Power Rankings, and this week the Toronto Maple Leafs have two skaters crack the top 4. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings takes over the No. 1 spot for goalies.
This is Hockey Prospectus' Player Power Rankings for Jan. 3. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is still No. 1 here (he has been for weeks), but the new addition is Tomas Vokoun of the Panthers -- potentially the prize of the 2011 trade deadline.
Puck Prospectus' Player Power Rankings for mid-December still sees Tim Thomas on top -- he's been No. 1 for weeks -- with new arrivals including Cam Ward and Daniel Sedin, who replaced Alex Ovechkin and Dustin Byfuglien from last week.
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.