Bruins top’s first power rankings has come out with its first set of Super 16 power rankings for this season, and the Bruins are ranked No. 1.

The Penguins are No. 2 and the Rangers ranked No. 3 to give the Eastern Conference a podium sweep. The Blues check in at No. 4, followed by the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings.

The commentary about the Bruins, by staff writer Dave Lozo:

There’s a lot to like about the 2011 champions heading into this season. Tyler Seguin, 20, has the potential to blossom into a point-per-game player after jumping from 22 points as a rookie to 67 points last season. Nathan Horton, a lock for 20 goals (pro-rated) when healthy, is back from a concussion. Tuukka Rask has Vezina potential playing behind one of the game’s best blue lines.

On a side note, Zdeno Chara was the highest-rated Bruins player on TSN’s Top 50 NHL players list. Chara was 12th, Tyler Seguin was 31st, and Patrice Bergeron was 35th.

The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby was No. 1 for the third straight season.


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