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February 22, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Top Five Hold Firm

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

The top five skaters all keep their spots this week, while two new goalies appear.

February 14, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Malkin's Run Continues

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

For the past month, Evgeni Malkin has had sole possession of the No. 1 skater spot.

February 8, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Chicago's Conundrum

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

The Blackhawks have two top-four skaters but have lost their past five games.

January 24, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Malkin Vaults To Top

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

Evgeni Malkin's six-goal, three-assist week earns him the No. 1 skater ranking.

January 17, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Hossa A Clear No. 1

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

The No. 2 skater last week, Marian Hossa takes the lead on the field.

January 10, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: A Leafs Movement

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

Toronto forwards Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul give the Leafs two top-four skaters.

January 3, 2012

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Hossa No. 1

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

The Chicago Blackhawks' forward rises four spots, sits ahead of Claude Giroux.

December 20, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Stamkos Making A Charge

by Tom Awad

Steven Stamkos not only takes the NHL lead in goals, but jumps into the top 10 all the way up at number four.

December 13, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Blackhawks Dominate

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

Chicago claims four of the top 10 spots for skaters.

December 6, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Can Giroux Remain MVP?

by Tom Awad

In the early season discussion for best skater, Giroux's right back in this year's discussion and topping our list to boot. And with names like Crosby, Ovechkin, and Stamkos currently absent.

November 29, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Late Career HOF Surge?

by Timo Seppa

A new name jumps to the top of the GVT rankings, one that shouldn't surprise anyone who's watched hockey for the last few seasons. Not to say there haven't been some surprises…

November 25, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Yes, It's Mike Smith

by Timo Seppa

Mike Smith and Pekka Rinne are the new top two among goaltenders, while Nikolai Khabibulin slips off the list.

November 16, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Kessel Is King

by Tom Awad and ESPN Insider

Phil Kessel and Tyler Seguin are linked again, sitting atop our rankings.

November 7, 2011

Player Power Rankings: 'Bulin Turns Back The Clock

by Tom Awad

Nearly 39 years old, Nikolai Khabibulin is making us think of Spring 2004.

October 31, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Lehtonen Leading Stars

by Tom Awad

Hot starts for goaltenders tend to fuel optimisim for teams. You don't expect Kari Lehtonen and Nikolai Khabibulin to play this well in the long run, do you?

October 25, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Kessel Run

by Timo Seppa and Tom Awad

A few strange names still make the list, but they're not quite as outlandish any more.

October 17, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Kessel's Hot Start

by Tom Awad

It's only a handful of games, but Phil Kessel's hot start is sure making VUKOTA look good.

October 5, 2011

Player Power Rankings: Alex Ovechkin Tops List

by Timo Seppa and ESPN Insider

Rebound season for Ovi lies ahead, while Jeff Skinner should add to his early stardom.

April 12, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: Daniel Sedin No. 1

by Tom Awad

As regular season wraps up, numbers say Canucks winger deserves the Hart.

April 5, 2011

Premium Article Player Power Rankings: St. Louis Surges

by Tom Awad

The ageless Martin St. Louis is now the highest-ratest player on his team.

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