r/hockey – /hockey NHL Power Rankings Week 13: A Hall of a Good Time Edition


1 (1.85) Colorado Avalanche – 29-9-4 1-0-0 This week was a great reminder that as a lot because the Dawn is simply earlier than the Horizon it’s not but Daybreak on a put up Covid-19 world. Avs received vaccinated in the identical week an outbreak befell. As for the staff, we did handle to see Soderberg and Dubnyk play they usually have been alright. We’ll see how Soda matches in when the staff is just not recovering from vaccination/probably having covid (sorry Blues). Excited for Nemeth to assist on the PK and take away some minutes from Toews who whereas nonetheless wonderful has appeared gassed at instances however that may occur enjoying over 25 min each night time. The Avs will resume play Thursday this week hopefully, and we might be counting on Dubnyk and JoJo in internet as Grubauer is out for greater than 14 days. Let’s examine if the stellar protection holds. Keep protected everybody! 2 (2.59) Vegas Golden Knights 3 31-11-2 4-0-0 It has been a busy week for the boys. The staff stood pat on the deadline. In addition they rolled proper by means of the competitors this week serving to Flower transfer into sole possession of 4th place for wins in a profession. Their numbers this week have been outrageous. Completely dominating play vs the Geese and Kings. I do know we dont have a recreation vs the Wild/Avs, however we have to proceed racking up factors towards decrease competitors so we are able to declare our spot within the high of the division. 3 (4.44) Carolina Hurricanes 1 29-10-4 2-1-0 Massive week arising. 4 video games all towards groups chasing us down within the division. Hopefully our efforts match extra just like the video games towards the Preds than the Wings. 4 (4.7) Tampa Bay Lightning -2 29-13-2 1-2-0 The standard mid season hunch for the bolts is formally in impact. Dropping Stamkos is a significant loss for the staff not just for his offense ability but in addition his means at successful faceoffs (at the moment eleventh within the league). The Bolts might want to refocus for the playoffs. As we’re all to aware of now it’s not the quantity the video games now that individuals bear in mind however the quantity you win within the playoffs. 5 (6.33) Florida Panthers 1 28-12-5 2-0-1 6 (6.85) Toronto Maple Leafs -3 28-12-5 0-2-2 Aaaaaand the wheels fell off. Jack Campbell received his first lack of the yr, then his second, and third. Rittich performed properly towards his former staff although! The powerplay nonetheless.. has not performed properly. Previous to scoring a 2 on 1 late in a 5 minute main towards the Canucks (does that even rely, contemplating it is a 2 on 1?), the Leafs have been 1 for his or her final 44 or 45 (I misplaced rely) on the powerplay. That’s over 4 durations of hockey with a person benefit, and the Leafs have been outscored 3-1 in that point. Some followers are suggesting that Keefe is purposely placing out a nasty PP to cover our methods for the playoffs. Not fairly positive if that is reasonable, however it makes me really feel higher. Matthews-Tavares-Marner-Nylander-Rielly can’t be this dangerous on a PP. I do not need to speak about Zach Hyman… that was the knee he tore his ACL within the 2018 playoffs and required surgical procedure. Apparently he was constructive within the locker room, however this man is a youngsters’s guide creator so I doubt that’s out of the unusual. Fingers crossed. 7 (6.89) Washington Capitals – 29-13-4 2-2-0 4 straight objectives to begin your Caps profession takes a little bit of skepticism over the commerce out. It can nonetheless at all times be a steep value paid for one man and a wage dump. 8 (9) Pittsburgh Penguins 1 28-13-3 1-1-1 9 (9.04) New York Islanders -1 28-13-4 1-2-0 After 2 robust losses to the Bruins, should you went onto the Isles subreddit you’d’ve thought they’d misplaced 15 in a row. Whereas the Islanders did certainly return to their regular methods of getting stomped by the Bruins, they displayed the flexibility to bounce again and play an incredible defensive/Sorokin-stolen recreation towards the Flyers. The staff remains to be taking a while to groove and gel with their new additions, however each former Satan forwards have scored, and Coburn appeared respectable in his debut vs the Flyers. Participant notes: Bailey and Clutterbuck are missed, however the added depth helps – hope they return quickly. Dobson received his first voluntary remainder of the season, hopefully to maintain him recent throughout his spectacular first season as a full-time starter. Goaltending continues to be this groups best asset. 10 (9.3) Minnesota Wild 2 27-13-3 3-0-0 A trio of wins this week cured a number of ills for Minnesota. Talking of curing ills, Zach Parise seems to be like a brand new participant after sitting out for COVID protocol and enjoying wing on a sneaky good line with fellow vet Nick Bonino and teen Nico Sturm. Possibly Ryan Suter may be satisfied to sit down for a couple of video games? On this week’s Kalder watch: Dolla Invoice Kirill solely has two factors (1-1) in his final 5 video games and whereas he is nonetheless as electrical as ever, opposing groups appear to be enjoying him increasingly bodily. There’s not sufficient physicality within the lineup to make opponents reply for this shenannery – linemate Victor Rask misplaced to a potato peeler FFS – so coach Dean Evason may need to keep watch over the child and provides him an evening off down the road. 11 (9.81) Boston Bruins 2 25-12-6 4-0-0 4-0 this week child! I will admit given how the Bruins have performed the previous few weeks, I used to be cautious of Sweens making any large strikes on the commerce deadline, however the Corridor+Lazar commerce is only a nice deal. Lazar has been nice as 4C, given them wanted vigor. Corridor has given Krejci new life after a sluggish season for him with revolving doorways for wingers. Reilly has been nice for us as properly for our decimated D-corp. We lastly beat the Isles, twice too! and Swayman received his first profession shutout. No shock after we performed the Caps, one other participant will get injured and it was Tinordi this time, who has been that nice grit when Killer is not within the lineup. That stated, the gentle PP is worrisome. The shortage of an awesome puck-moving d-man to QB the PP is a small concern because the staff falls again into the pylonic umbrella and energy passing. Hopefully Gryz is again within the lineup quickly. 12 (10.78) Winnipeg Jets -2 27-15-3 2-2-0 We have received each single season sequence towards each staff aside from Toronto or Edmonton. We’re at the moment tied with Toronto in pts share for the sequence too. Nevertheless, there’s one staff within the North that the Jets have outright misplaced the season sequence to: Edmonton. And guess who we’re possible gonna play within the 1st spherical? Yup, that is proper. Fingers crossed that we are able to in some way take it to Toronto this week and declare 1st ultimately, as a result of Jets simply cannot appear to determine play towards Edmonton in any respect. I used to be instructed Smith was swiss cheese, but he has two shutouts towards us. I used to be additionally instructed Edmonton has no defence, apart from, you recognize, shutting us out twice. Paul Maurice higher determine one thing out, and quick, as a result of this might be an unceremonious exit to a probably franchise document breaking season if he does not. 13 (11.44) Edmonton Oilers -2 26-15-2 1-0-0 Sluggish week for the Oilers because of a break that was prolonged an additional day with our recreation towards the Canucks being cancelled. Shutout the Jets for the one recreation this week. Fast breakdown of then as we close to the tip of the season. This staff began 3-6-0. Most seasons individuals would have seen this as the tip for the Oilers, however as an alternative they then went 23-9-2. We now play the Habs twice this week. This staff is within the ending stretches in a excessive purpose scoring season. Let’s wrap up this subsequent month. 14 (16) Nashville Predators – 24-21-1 1-2-0 15 (16.48) New York Rangers 3 22-16-6 4-0-0 Actually stable week. Again to again shutouts for Igor, beating the Devils 3-0 after which 4-0 Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. In Saturday’s recreation, our birthday boy Buch received a hat trick and a 6-3 win. On the time I am scripting this, the Rangers are up 2-0 towards the Devils on Sunday, so we’ll keep watch over that. Trying good to date, so let’s hope we hold scoring. Let’s push for that playoff spot! LGR! 16 (16.48) Montreal Canadiens -1 19-14-9 2-2-0 The Habs might need gone 2-2 this week however it wasn’t fairly, hopefully, the lead over the flames proves to be insurmountable as a result of it is wanting tough Massive week arising! 17 (17.26) Chicago Blackhawks – 21-19-5 2-1-0 Blackhawks bought on the deadline, delivery out Mattias Janmark, Carl Soderberg, Matthew Highmore, and Madison Bowey for picks, prospects, and Adam Gaudette. Malcolm Subban made his first begin in 3 weeks and earned a 29-save shutout. Duncan Keith scored in back-to-back video games to cross Brent Seabrook for Third-most objectives by a Blackhawks defenseman. Vinnie Hinostroza has 5 major assists in 6 video games this season with the Hawks. An necessary week lies forward, with 3 video games towards the Predators. 18 (17.52) St. Louis Blues -2 19-17-6 0-1-0 Actually simply feels just like the Blues are gonna make the playoffs and get dad dicked by Vegas or Colorado however at the very least we’re enjoying hockey that issues nonetheless? Idk man 19 (18.85) Dallas Stars 1 17-14-12 2-0-1 What a shock yet one more participant will get their fist purpose of the season towards the Stars. 2-12 in OT. Let me inform y’all that ain’t good. Belief me I’m an engineer. Robo stays sizzling as he ensures individuals speak about him for the Calder. Captain America as soon as once more proving he’s the savior for humanity. Bish and Rads are out for the season. Sucks however at the very least they will get some relaxation. Scorianov is again on the menu!!! Seth Jones must be despatched to the Stars already. Come house Seth. Stars outscored the Jackets 14-2 within the final three video games on the AAC. Otter 5-0-1 towards the Jackets this season. 20 (19.63) Arizona Coyotes -1 20-20-5 1-2-0 Coyotes followers proceed to beg the scheduling gods to play nobody however the St. Louis Blues and the California groups in 21-22, because the staff clings to the 4th playoff spot after working out their Third and 4th string goalies for the previous two weeks. The Coyotes – who made no strikes on the commerce deadline – appeared aggressive towards the Wild, however the Wild have been a lot better at capitalizing on their alternatives. VGK continues to be a tricky matchup for the Yotes. However because the week ended the Coyotes received again their two beginning goalies again, and the Coyotes appear like a staff that may maintain enterprise over the previous couple of weeks of the season. The Geese and Kings are on shedding streaks and the Blues face a schedule heavy with Colorado, VGK and Minnesota, placing the desert canine on the within monitor – in the event that they proceed to work laborious. 21 (20.63) Calgary Flames 2 19-22-3 2-1-0 22 (21.07) Philadelphia Flyers -1 19-18-7 1-2-1 oddly sufficient I sort of have loved half watching the Flyers this week and that is due to one particular person Wade Allison. I feel it is going to be some time earlier than I’ve hope ever once more however on the very least he has been enjoying like he needs to put on the orange and black, which is greater than I can say than 90 p.c of this staff. 23 (24.04) San Jose Sharks -1 18-22-4 0-4-0 Weak shit this week, we’re so dangerous proper now. 🙁 24 (24.19) Vancouver Canucks 1 17-18-3 1-0-0 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, of us. 25 (24.52) Los Angeles Kings -1 16-20-6 0-2-0 Trevor Moore is basically choosing up steam on his offense and his getting a number of objectives whereas being a high PK member. Clague continues his good streak of play. Roy gotta taken off the protocol record which is excellent contemplating how he’s so constant. Petersen is continues to be tremendous good for us and is basically serving to us keep considerably aggressive. 26 (25.96) Detroit Purple Wings 1 16-24-6 2-1-0 Stevie Y is exhibiting his typical shrewdness by completely getting a steal of a deal for Mantha 27 (26.26) Columbus Blue Jackets -1 15-22-9 0-2-1 By way of factors share, the Jackets are sitting at a .424 which is nice for the worst season underneath Torts. The truth is, each different full yr he has been head coach are the 4 finest seasons factors share clever — even his first yr wherein he took over after the Jackets fired Todd Richards. For those who solely rely Torts’ video games, the Jackets have been nonetheless .506 on the yr which is not horrible. Anyway, my level is that that is simply the worst Jackets season within the final decade and solely sitting forward of the 2001-2004 and 2011-2012 seasons by a thread. 28 (28.11) Ottawa Senators 1 15-26-4 2-1-0 Monday was a pleasant recreation towards the Jets the place Brady made a fairly stable case for being the captain after we went down 2-0 early within the first, then we misplaced the second towards the Jets on Wednesday as a result of particular groups and a uncommon gaffe from Chabot killed us. Even that recreation had its silver linings, as a result of we received to see the debut recreation of JBD. Saturday was undoubtedly a little bit of a slog but in addition a enjoyable time to have trigger we received a shutout for the primary time in 2 years!! Shane Pinto debuted in that recreation and made some wonderful defensive and puck-carrying performs to exhibit his stable 200-foot recreation in addition to getting an help off a defensive zone faceoff (essentially the most Shane Pinto level ever), and the highest child line carved Carey Worth in 14 pictures. On the commerce deadline entrance, we removed our older defensive depth in order that we may lastly solidify Brannstrom into the lineup and getting Mete totally free. Not dangerous work by DJ and Dorion. 29 (28.26) Anaheim Geese 1 14-25-7 2-2-0 Over the subsequent two weeks the Geese play the Kings 5 instances, which ought to definitively settle which is the worst, errr, finest staff in SoCal. In different excellent news, there at the moment are followers within the seats at house video games, Anthony Stolarz is wanting good in internet, and Ryan Getzlaf determined to remain. 30 (28.7) New Jersey Devils -3 14-24-6 0-4-0 4 losses, all to the Rangers 31 (29) Buffalo Sabres – 12-26-6 2-1-1 By my estimation, Buffalo is 6-3-2 starting with the win towards Philly that ended the streak, beating each the Penguins and the Capitals within the course of. If we play our playing cards proper, we simply may edge out New Jersey and climb out of the basement. All we now have to do is play the Bruins 5 instances in two weeks and never lose each recreation in regulation. EZ-PZ, proper guys?

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