In a surprise, at least to me, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun has ranked the CBJ 9th in this week’s power rankings. Based on the short blurb for our team, it appears the ranking was mostly based on our weekend drubbing of Montreal and pity that our fan base deserves a playoff team. Either way, I will take it. Honestly, I will take any national exposure that our team can get! Before we get too excited over this, it may be important to note that the teams ranked 1, 2, and 3 are all Metropolitan Division teams (Rangers, Caps, Penguins). The Metro is loaded again this year, and we are about to enter divisional play. It will be interesting to see where we land in the power rankings in the coming weeks. Nine is best we’ve been in quite awhile, so I thought it was worth noting.