With this week’s power positions — voted on, almost always, by ESPN’s panel of experts — we chose to assign a holiday gift to each team while they input their Christmas break.

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What do you really give the team that literally gets it all, including a surplus of capable defensemen? Following is a luxury gift: finding out a solution to keep Erik Cermak’s role and confidence intact.

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The best present for your Maple Leafs? OK, monthly may be much. Let’s start with per week.

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The Jets could possibly be the certain uncle who only gives every one a lump of money. This team has hit full wagon status again, but may not have the ability to stay that way with many of the younger actors needing to get paid.

The Predators desire new luggage, or some thing to shake the bad juju of their past few road trips. After starting the season with eight consecutive road wins, Nashville has since gone 0-6-2 a way from home.

The Flames’ highoctane offense is becoming all the hype, but perhaps the team may use some extra attention for his or her captain, defenseman Mark Giordano, who is quietly creating a Norris Trophy situation.

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We are going to give a gift to Alex Ovechkin: some new shelving at his house. It already feels to be an inevitability that No. 8 will likely be racking up any postseason hardware, even yet again.

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A gift for the Sharks is if this edition of Timo Meier sticks around for good.

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He endured a five game stretch where he moved 1-3-0, using an .844 save percentage and a 5.32 goals-against average.

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The Sabres have been completely gifted with a perfect linemate for both Jack Eichel, steadier goaltending and defensemen who can score. The only present they’re seeking this particular year is one they are able to get themselves: to stay in playoff position.

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An early Christmas present is determined by the road for your own tough luck Bruins. Patrice Bergeron — outside since Nov. 16 due to rib/sternoclavicular injuries — could reunite once this weekend.

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The Ducks aren’t requesting anything big after all of GM Bob Murray’s small movements (Daniel Sprong, Pontus Aberg) seem to be panning out. Having said that, they’ll gladly take one of these players back soon.

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A nice gift for the Blue Jackets would be tight, grind-it-out games. This is the individuality that seems to suit them most useful (view: 1-0 triumph against Golden Knights this week).

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The Golden Knights covet a whole lot of things they’d last season, for example home-ice advantage. They already received their talent : After a league-high 22 road games until now, Vegas gets 1-1 of 16 in the home before the allstar break.

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The Oilers are surging of late, but let’s give new coach Ken Hitchcock what he wants this calendar year, which is more competitions penalized for malfeasance against his star player, Connor McDavid.

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This may possibly be something special mostly for its fans, but the Islanders could gain from forward Josh Ho-Sang getting an elongated stay in the lineup.

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The Stars may use some tupperware to bring their home-cooked meals on the road. Once more, they are a much better team in the home (11-3-1) than away (6-11-2), and also a recent winless road trip pushed them outside of a wild-card spot.

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All the Wild want for Christmas is… just a little better accident luck. Just as captain Mikko Koivu yields into the lineup, Minnesota loses among its top defensemen at Matt Dumba, through at least the Christmas break.

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Despite ranking above league average in goals per game, the Canadiens may make use of improvements in their powerplay . The Habs rank 30th in the league at TK.K per cent. (UPDATE AFTER WEDNESDAY’S GAME)

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The Penguins are likely still in the market for a defenseman, but the group they will have could possibly be a bit more responsible. They’ve let TK.KK shots per game this month, TK-most in the NHL. (UPDATE AFTER WEDNESDAY’S GAME)

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The Rangers may use some defensive assist in front of Henrik Lundqvist. Are you currently planning to receive it? Probably not. The nearest will soon be the re-introduction of all Adam McQuaid, who missed almost two weeks.

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Vancouver may well not mind receiving the gift of tempered expectations for rookie sensation Elias Pettersson. Just kidding. Flashing a ridiculous 1.13 points per game, he’s the real thing. We’re all in on the hype train, too.

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The continued ascent of Thomas Chabot — especially as a offensive weapon, for a team sans Erik Karlsson in the blue line — is much superior than the irrigation that this team received for the previous few months.

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The right gift is something you want but wouldn’t necessarily buy yourself. Can they break with convention and also allow it to themselves (prior to the growing summer season pops away?)

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Let’s tidy things up. What the Red Wings may use is only a little sloppiness; they also lead the team with 473 give-aways and therefore are tied for third with 146 penalties.

He has a created-for-hockey name and a trademark red beard. We ask about his eight quits approximately various leagues, moving as Gritty for Halloween and more.

Alex Ovechkin and Michael Dal Colle put up big numbers, but the newest Reading Royals back-stop has a story to top every one else’s.

After shooting head coach Dave Hakstol, here are seven steps the Flyers usually takes to get back on the right course.

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The best gift for the Panthers at this time could be a shake up. As Buffalo coach Phil Housley said before the Sabres played Florida this week:”They’re a very desperate team at this time. They know timing is not in the side”

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In nine games, the rookie has a .926 store percentage, 1.97 GAA and one shutout, facilitating the loss of Antti Raanta for the time being. Hill was shipped back down to the AHL on Wednesday, but we hope to see him soon.

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Honestly, the Blues only should throw a big holiday party for every one on the same jolly page. Despite some good wins lately, this still feels as a discombobulated team.

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A wonderful gift is when Carter Hart has been at the end of Philly’s endless goalie search. Even the Flyers became the second team ever to utilize six goalies by Christmas (the earliest being the 200203 Blues).

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If the Kings can not receive yourself the complete reset on the 2018 19 season, perhaps they are going to pay on something small; maybe some thing like a place in three consecutive games, something that they have not been able to achieve all season.

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Chicago is wanting for good health for goalie Corey Crawford. It was amazing to see Crawford back after 10 months away while working with post-concussion outward symptoms, but scary to see him identified as having a concussion nonetheless again, almost exactly one year after his last .

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The No. 1 item in the Devils’ need list is not a simple gift to find: goaltending help. Newjersey must seriously contemplate what life may look like if Cory Schneider (currently on injured reserve) never contributes into shape.

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