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Updated: October 30, 2014



We could've have gone the cheesy route and made something Halloween-ish about each team, but we're too lazy for that. This week's TFP Power Rankings, presented by True Rivalry, keeps it simple, as many teams begin to get into their groove.

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1 1 The Ducks are loaded with depth, and with two young studs between the pipes, they should remain a top team in the West all season long.
2 2 Montreal doesn't seem to be slowing down, despite a loss to Edmonton earlier this week. Carey Price is playing better, and that's never a bad thing.
3 14 Tampa's starting to click, and the offense remains hot. Tyler Johnson leads the club with 11 assists.
4 9 Still surprised to see Nashville this high up? Us too. That top line of Filip Forsberg, Mike Ribeiro and James Neal is really flying.
5 3 Losing Anze Kopitar will hurt, but it's unclear how long he'll be out of action for. The Kings will need the likes of Dustin Brown, Justin Williams and Mike Richards to step up.
6 10 The Penguins seem to be rolling now, being among the league leaders in goal-differential.
7 12 Vancouver's doing the little things right, for now. If they can keep this performance up, they'll compete for a playoff spot this season.
8 5 Brent Burns is leading the charge in San Jose, right now, but questions will surround the club between the pipes all season long.
9 8 As usual, the Blackhawks have been spreading out the offense in the early part of the season. It's only a matter of time before Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews up their games.
10 7 The Sens remain solid, but some wonder how long they can keep this up.
11 11 Henrik Zetterberg's play has been, without a doubt, impressive, but Justin Abdelkader's five goals to start the season has been a pleasant surprise.
12 22 Thomas Vanek was brought in to score, but so far he's goal-less and picked up seven assists. The Wild will take it.
13 19 Goaltending has been stellar for the Blues, and soon enough, St. Louis' offense will get going.
14 4 Brock Nelson continues to play well on the Island, with six goals and six assists already.
15 6 Andre Burakovsky has been an unexpected surprise, which is nice, but the Capitals need their big guns firing on all cylinders.
16 16 No Zdeno Chara for a while doesn't mean the sky is falling. The Bruins have plenty of talent to combat the loss of Chara for another month or so.
17 17 Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn have been rolling, and while they're all expected to have big seasons, the team needs to be more responsible in their own zone.
18 14 The Devils are good, but they have got to play better defensively, overall, if they want to keep competing.
19 19 Rick Nash has been awesome, but Henrik Lundqvist has not. Once The King gets going, they'll be in business. We think.
20 15 Jonas Hiller has been outstanding for Calgary so far and if he can keep it up, the Flames may actually live of to TSN Analyst Aaron Ward's expectations this season.
21 27 The Panthers aren't in bad shape after eight games, but they've got to get the offense rolling sooner than later.
22 26 Ugly start. No doubt. But they should turn things around, or Patrick Roy's going to get Patrick Roy on everyone.
23 23 The Leafs gained some confidence shutting out the Sabres (for real), but their work ethic needs to improve dramatically, especially defensively, if they want back in the playoffs.
24 24 Goaltending in Philly hasn't been bad, but a beat up blueline is an issue for the Flyers right now.
25 13 The Blue Jackets are in tremendously rough shape, thanks to injury after injury. They're a playoff contender, when healthy.
26 28 Maybe Edmonton's start was just a blip, but until the team's defense gets going, they'll be in trouble all year long.
27 29 The return of Evander Kane should help get this team going. Should.
28 21 The Coyotes are going to need to score a few more goals this season if they want to compete for the playoffs this year.
29 25 Carolina's in for a rough year, everyone knows it. Whether the likes of Eric Staal and Cam Ward finish the season with them remains to be seen.
30 30 Buffalo's performance this season has been surprisingly poor. Many expected them to have a rough season, but this start, despite two wins, has been ugly.

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