r/hockey – r/hockey NHL Power Rankings Week 12: Moving Time Edition

1 (1.75) Colorado Avalanche – 28-9-4 3-1-0 The streak exploded like a foul automotive crash, however the Avs got here again with two stable video games vs the Geese. The Group is getting some reinforcement on the again finish with Nemeth and Dubnyk. Actually excited for Nemeth he was part of that particular crew that fought their method into the playoffs after the 48 level season and hopefully he may help present a stabilizer on the again finish. He is aware of the system and performed properly when he was with the crew earlier than. With EJ and Francouz on LTIR till the playoffs the Avs do have some area to work with, perhaps one thing spicy can occur on the commerce deadline. Shout out to JoJo for being a stud, with two good wins and 9 out of 10 factors with the Avs. 2 (3.07) Tampa Bay Lightning – 28-11-2 2-1-0 Loads to cowl right here so I’ll attempt to be transient. David Savard fills the one gap within the lineup that wanted to be crammed. Contemplating our high 4 is locked he’ll solely be getting 5/6 D minutes however ought to be priceless on the penalty kill. Ross Colton continues to be a pressure with 5 targets in his previous 6 video games and seven factors within the final 9. He solely will get fourth line minutes. Clearly benefiting from his time and it reveals how properly the farm will get these gamers able to play within the bigs. Hoping we get to maintain Benoit Groulx for a bit longer. Any recreation Vasy begins the Bolts will all the time have an opportunity to win. His numbers by way of 32 video games are ridiculous. Ought to get relaxation on Tuesday’s matchup to relaxation for Florida and Carolina arising. 3 (4.43) Toronto Maple Leafs 4 28-10-3 3-0-0 Jack Campbell – 11 wins in a row. Auston Matthews – 31 targets. This week – 3 wins. Fairly good. The Leafs acquired Nick Foligno and David Rittich on Sunday, and who is aware of, they perhaps will add extra on Monday after scripting this. Dubas appears to be rewarding the crew’s 9-0-1 stretch by going just about all in. It additionally looks like Frederik Andersen has performed his final recreation as a Leaf, nonetheless on LTIR and now Rittich acquired with Campbell staying scorching. Very thrilling time for Leafs followers 😀 4 (4.5) Carolina Hurricanes -1 27-9-4 2-0-1 Dropping to Detroit is just not a very good look however this crew has virtually no holes within the lineup to talk of. Perhaps a ahead to spherical out the underside 6? 5 (5.89) Vegas Golden Knights 1 27-11-2 3-1-0 What a season for Fleury. Taking part in Vezina Caliber hockey. He’s now fourth all time in Wins. However most significantly he’s number one in our hearts! 6 (6.68) Florida Panthers -3 26-12-4 0-3-0 This crew is just not the identical with out Ekblad. Hoping one thing will be one to assist out the again finish. 7 (6.71) Washington Capitals -2 27-11-4 2-2-0 Clearly let some frustration out on the Bruins on Sunday. 8 (7) New York Islanders – 27-11-4 3-1-0 Islanders made massive strikes this week when it comes to combining the NYC areas two smaller groups in an effort to have as massive a fan base because the rangers. Jokes apart, they made an enormous transfer (at a really low-cost value this author believes) to cowl their largest gap, a high scoring winger who can play on the powerplay. Since Lees harm, each Komarov and Martin had been tasked to fill the hole, regardless of their recreation being higher suited to protection. Within the course of in addition they added one other glorious middle, giving the roster 5 high 9 centremen, a stage of depth that ought to be excellent come playoffs. In addition they added further blue line depth to a really sturdy blue line. Through the week they performed good defensive Trotz hockey, and their solely loss in 4 tries was to a Georgiev who has dominated the isles since his emergence within the NHL 9 (8.61) Pittsburgh Penguins – 27-12-2 3-0-0 10 (10.82) Winnipeg Jets 3 25-13-3 3-0-0 Right here, let me predict the blockbuster strikes that Chevy will do to assist enhance the Jets on commerce deadline: https://imgur.com/03OYK5U. Onerous to criticize per week the place you do not lose, however we did not actually achieve floor on Edmonton or Toronto. The one sliver of hope for profitable the division comes from having to play Toronto 4 extra occasions and solely being 6 pts again. However that may be a tall order after we’re 2-2-2 on the season towards them. Might as properly pencil in Edmonton as our opponent now, and I’m critically not wanting ahead to McDrai and the potential to be cockblocked by Edmonton superstars once more. The 80s ought to stay the place they had been, thanks. 11 (11.04) Edmonton Oilers – 25-15-2 2-1-1 Plenty of recreation make Oilers a drained crew. Misplaced in OT to the Habs. Strung to wins to comb the Senators, however fell to the Flames on the day when the group and gamers aimed to mourn the passing of Colby Cave. Most followers usually are not too involved with Saturday’s loss because the lack of Colby was excessive on the participant’s minds. Cannot communicate sufficient to how poorly recreation schedulers mishandled their scheduling to get a Saturday BoA, once they knew about this occasion taking place properly prematurely. Regardless you progress on and look to the subsequent recreation. The crew now goes on a 6 day break (could not have made that 5, huh?), and play the Canucks and Jets in a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. Here is to a a lot wanted break earlier than we launch again to a crunched NHL schedule. 12 (11.07) Minnesota Wild -2 24-13-3 1-2-1 The Wild take 3 of 4 from Colorado and Vegas to say themselves as a contender within the West, then shit the mattress in St. Louis. Kaapo Kahkonen went from a Calder vote-getter to wanting fairly shaky inside a span of three video games, although nobody was going to look good in entrance of Friday night time’s “effort.” There’s nonetheless 5 extra video games to play towards STL so hopefully they’ll exorcise these demons however holy cow is that this crew inconsistent. Matt Boldy has already made an impression down in Iowa and it’s a must to assume Invoice Guerin sees him as a free commerce deadline transfer if he retains it up. 13 (11.89) Boston Bruins -1 21-12-6 2-2-1 5 video games in a single week is not any simple activity, particularly for a crew riddled with accidents. It isn’t a rosy image the place your goalies mix for fewer than 10 NHL video games performed and your iced D-corp would not have a participant over 200GP (high line of Tinordi-Ahcan? Woof!) I ought to be blissful that the Bruins even managed to get 5 factors this week but it surely’s additionally squandering the games-in-hand, cementing the Bruins because the 4th seed within the East Division with the Rangers inching ever nearer. It feels as if the tires are simply spinning on this season with the Bruins having back-to-back wins for the primary time in 3 weeks. Taking part in 0.500 hockey as a supposed contender is irritating and uninspiring for followers. I additionally blame Sunday’s blowout on Jack Edwards saying firstly of the Caps recreation that the Bruins have not misplaced in regulation to them this season. Sweens determined to do some late night time buying and selling and received Corridor. I’m very cautious of Corridor however i just like the commerce. We do play Buffalo 6 extra occasions so here is hoping Corridor will get a hatty on Tuesday. 14 (15.21) Nashville Predators 1 23-19-1 3-1-0 Saros could also be a god. Experiences unconfirmed. Additionally for the final time we ain’t buying and selling Ekholm or Ellis. 15 (15.96) Montreal Canadiens -1 17-12-9 1-3-0 Montreal did play 4 video games this week….. however not a lot hockey was performed no less than Caufield could be arising quickly and hopefully, they get some assist on the deadline as a result of YIKES 16 (16.18) St. Louis Blues – 19-16-6 3-1-0 No telling whether or not Armstrong blows this crew up or offers them one other shot. Hoffman may keep or go. Gotta belief Military on this one and see how issues go 17 (18.36) Chicago Blackhawks 2 19-18-5 2-1-0 Wyatt Kalynuk turned the sixth Blackhawks rookie to attain their first NHL aim this season, and the 4th to do it towards Columbus. The Blackhawks formally bought the Rockford IceHogs. Vinnie Hinostroza re-joined the crew and assisted on 2 Dominik Kubalik targets in his 3 video games to this point. The Hawks proceed to trip Kevin Lankinen, who’s 1 of 4 goalies to document 30 or extra begins this season. His 991 pictures confronted is 2nd to solely Connor Hellebuyck. As soon as a energy, the PP is 2-for-25 within the final 8 video games. 18 (18.68) New York Rangers – 18-16-6 1-1-1 One other a kind of inconsistent weeks, however that is simply the way in which issues go once you’re a rebuilding crew, and one of many youngest within the league. I actually do not assume this crew is unhealthy. As soon as we determine the consistency subject, I see us as a crew of an identical caliber because the Avs, which sounds daring however simply have a look at this crew, in addition to the abundance of prospects we’re nonetheless ready on to get to the NHL. However to get to this week’s outcomes, we beat the Pens 8-4, proving that we actually don’t love Pennsylvania groups. Sadly, we appeared a bit hazy after getting the vaccine the night time of that 8-4 video games, and the boys got here out slightly groggy towards the Pens in a 5-2 loss on Thursday. On the second of a back-to-back, nevertheless, the Rangers got here out with a stable win towards the Isles on Friday by a rating of 4-1. This week, the youngsters line has actually shined which has been nice to see. DQ’s additionally been giving their line good minutes too, which has impressed the DQ hater that is typing this. Let’s hold the great play going! Fox for Norris! LGR! 19 (18.89) Arizona Coyotes -2 19-18-5 1-3-0 The Coyotes choose unusual occasions to take a recreation off. The choice to take the third interval off towards the Kings value them 2 factors, because the Yotes blew a 3-1 lead within the third interval to lose in regulation to the Taylor Swift fan membership. Then the Yotes went to Vegas and had an 8pm begin when VGK started scoring after the refs dropped the puck at 7pm. Whereas the Yotes did claw again and make it attention-grabbing (6-4 at one level within the third), the unhealthy defensive play of key gamers (OEL, Dvorak, and Keller notably) made it an unpleasant loss. Two video games towards Colorado loom subsequent week and with St. Louis enjoying properly, the Yotes want to seek out factors towards the 2 greatest groups within the Honda West in the event that they wish to keep within the playoff hunt. 20 (20.68) Dallas Stars 3 15-14-11 2-1-1 If Jason Robertson is just not in y’alls discuss for the Calder then I do not wish to be your pal. Dallas Stars harm report continues to learn like a novel. For no matter cause Dallas loves to present individuals their first aim of the season. Not less than the Stars received a shortie in Tuesdays recreation. Comeau scored on a breakaway aim could be the spotlight of the 2 recreation collection with the Hawks. Severely Chicago how did y’all let Comeau rating on a breakaway? That simply proves New York pizza > Chicago pizza. The Stars dominated play from the third interval of the primary recreation to the entire second recreation. Hitnz with a 4 level night time and mom fucking Robo as soon as once more scoring, this time on a 4v4. Better part is that 88 didn’t get a degree within the second recreation. Again to again video games the Stars have crushed the opponent. The Stars proceed to point out us all what they’ll actually be as a crew. Additionally who taught the Stars go? As a result of it has been on level as of late. I hate shootouts. Nonetheless getting 5 factors out of 8 is just not unhealthy. 21 (21.04) Philadelphia Flyers -1 18-16-6 2-2-1 Blow it up I assume. I’ve sat by way of lots of mediocre and unhealthy flyers groups for the previous decade however this simply feels terrible. I do not really feel like there’s something I’m actually excited for with the way forward for this crew. Perhaps Sanheim? 22 (21.25) San Jose Sharks – 18-18-4 1-2-0 Not an amazing week for the Sharks, shedding 2/3 to the Geese and Kings. The Sharks should have been complacent after doing properly vs Cali groups this yr, as a result of these are the factors we have to be getting constantly. The upcoming week is a really massive one, because the Sharks nonetheless have some probability to steal that final playoff spot from the Blues/Yotes/Kings. TBD in the event that they present up massive vs the Geese and Wild, however 4 wins will definitely require higher hockey within the coming week. 23 (22.07) Calgary Flames -1 17-21-3 1-1-0 24 (22.93) Los Angeles Kings – 16-18-6 2-2-0 How can we beat the knights however not the sharks, let me reply that Martin Jones. we’re in robust spot however that appears to be all however 4 groups within the west being the highest 3 and Anaheim who’s accepting a excessive draft choose. Our PK is unbelievable and Trevor Moore received his second SHG this yr however our pp hasn’t scored in over 2 weeks. We’re a 1.5 line crew we received kopitar line and when they’re collectively the Anderson-Dolan line. Cal Petersen for vezina he can take us to the playoffs. The Vegas win was nice for a number of causes like cal petersen being unbelievable and in addition as a result of Andersson, Anderson, and Anderson-Dolan received on the board. We must always purchase Rasmus Andersson, Freddy Andersen and Josh Anderson to finish the lineup nevertheless. 25 (24.96) Vancouver Canucks – 16-18-3 0-0-0 The Canucks stay sidelined by COVID-19, as Sunday noticed one other participant added to the protocol record. Up to now, the league seems dedicated to having the Canucks end their season, which is able to imply 19 video games in 31 days beginning Friday, April sixteenth. That is going to be tough, people. 26 (25.14) Columbus Blue Jackets – 15-20-8 1-2-0 Lastly, no extra guessing — the Jackets are sellers this season after accidents to Jenner, Werenski, and (on a a lot shorter time period) Foligno. An absolute genius commerce for David Savard begins the enjoyable. A bunch of gamers can be getting seems to be the place they usually would not to arrange for subsequent season. Oh, and Laine lastly clapped a bomb so perhaps the monkey is off his again! 27 (25.68) New Jersey Devils – 14-20-6 1-3-0 We received a 1st for Palmeri but it surely took additionally shedding Zajac. I believe lots of us had been anticipating him to be lifer so the loss harm greater than it ought to’ve. Our ahead core is now very very younger and the crew is balanced up by Subban and Kulikov. We additionally gave up Arizona’s third for Jonas Siegenthaler, AKA Nico’s new bestie. We additionally performed video games this week however at this level, we’re enjoying for draft inventory. 28 (27.61) Detroit Pink Wings 1 14-23-6 1-1-1 29 (28.75) Ottawa Senators – 13-25-4 0-4-0 Not an amazing week to be sincere. We did not present up towards the Jets until the top, we received McDrai’ed, Mike Smith stood on his head, after which Matthews hit us with the hatty though the youngsters balled out and saved it shut until the top. Nonetheless, this season is about constructing a stable course of, and I am solely actually mad concerning the Winnipeg recreation in consequence. The horizon is wanting vivid and harmful as properly. JBD and Pinto are accomplished with quarantine, Amadio has turned the Stützle-Batherson line again into one thing harmful once more (good job with the scouting there Dorion), and buying and selling Mike Reilly for greater than we gave up for him (and barely lower than what Buffalo received for him RIP) and eliminating Coburn permitting Brannstrom to lock into the lineup completely is all stuff I can get behind. It should be attention-grabbing to see what Dorion does within the subsequent day or so (hopefully eliminating Gudbranson and getting one thing respectable for Tierney) and to see the brand new children on the block begin to prepare for the stretch run. 30 (29.14) Anaheim Geese – 12-23-7 1-2-0 Trevor Zegras is headed again to the minors after 17 NHL video games to work on his middle play. The ninth total choose within the 2019 draft is a key piece of the Geese’ future. 31 (30) Buffalo Sabres – 10-25-5 2-2-0 What’s worse, shedding video games or shedding trades? The reply is each are unhealthy, please cease

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