Post-deadline NHL rankings roundup.

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About to hit the ACC for the Leafs-Pens AM practice. A bit cold here in lovely Toronto, which actually feels more like home than Pittsburgh lately. Anyway, before I get to the rankings, a link to the behind-the-scenes video at the Trib about what deadline period is like for at least one beat boy:

http://bcove.me/v53iznj0

And, now, some rankings:

= Pens up a spot, but still outside the Top 10 at TSN: http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/

= Puck Daddy did his 30-team trade-deadline grades: http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Puck-Daddy-s-2011-NHL-Trade-Deadline-Report-Card;_ylt=Amd_DS.ak2ajSuglVn9_0eJ7vLYF?urn=nhl-327742

= Good pal Mark Spector of Sportsnet takes a look at the deadline dullness: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2011/02/28/spector_the_social_network/

= And, finally, the best-for-last USA Today rankings: 

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/2011-03-01-power-rankings_N.htm

As always, in the interest of keeping you amused, my ballots for USA Today:

1-      PHI

2-      DET

3-      BOS

4-      VAN

5-      SJS

6-      PIT

7-      TMP

8-      CHI

9-      PHX

10-   LAK

11-   WSH

12-   CGY

13-   MTL

14-   NSH

15-   CAR

16-   NYR

17-   DAL

18-   MIN

19-   ANA

20-   BUF

21-   CLB

22-   TOR

23-   ATL

24-   NJD

25-   STL

26-   COL

27-   FLA

28-   NYI

29-   EDM

30-   OTT

MVP

1 – Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks)

2 – Steven Stamkos (Lightning)

3 – Tim Thomas (Bruins)

4 – Eric Staal (Hurricanes)

5 – Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins)

 

GOALIES

1 – Tim Thomas  (Bruins)

2 – Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins)

3 – Carey Price (Canadiens)

4 –Robert Luongo (Canucks)

5 – Jonas Hiller (Ducks)

DEFENSEMEN

1 – Kris Letang (Penguins)

2 – Nicklas Lidstrom (Red Wings)

3 – Keith Yandle (Coyotes)

4 – Drew Doughty (Kings)

5 – Shea Weber (Predators)

ROOKIES

1 – Logan Couture (Sharks)

2 – Jeff Skinner (Hurricanes)

3 – Sergei Bobrovsky (Flyers)

4 – Tyler Ennis (Sabres)

5 – Taylor Hall (Oilers)

Three winners over deadline-period

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