Power Rankings – January 4, 2006

Here are the this weeks NHL Power Rankings. The biggest riser is the Calgary Flames who jumped from 9th into 5th with wins over Minnesota, Edmonton and Chicago. The biggest fallers are the Nashville Predators who dropped from 2nd to 9th. Four losses in a row will do that to you. Rank Last Week Team Win-Loss Power Rank 1 1 Ottawa 27-10 15.0 2 3 Dallas 24-14 13.0 3 4 Carolina 24-14 12.6 4 6 Los Angeles 26-16 12.5 5 9 Calgary 24-16 12.4 6 5 Buffalo 26-14 12.3 7 7 Detroit 26-13 12.2 8 8 Philadelphia 25-14 12.2 9

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Game Predictions – 1/4/2006

We have 5 games on schedule tonight with a couple potentially interesting games. One game to watch is Atlanta at Carolina. Atlanta has been much better of late and will look to make a statement against division leader Carolina after thrashing league leading Ottawa 8-3 on Monday. If Carolina isn’t ready to play hard, as the Senators weren’t, then this could be another easy Atlanta win. The Vancouver Canucks are struggling big time having lost 7 of their last 8 games including a loss the the leagues worst team, St. Louis, on Monday. They will be in tough tonight against

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Game Predictions – 1/3/2006

Six games on schedule tonight although none can really be said to be high quality matchups. The most interesting might be Sidney Crosby’s visit into Montreal. I think several of the games except have the potential for an upset. Montreal has struggled lately and could potentially fall to the Penguins. The Rangers and Tampa are both up and down teams and that game could go either way. New Jersey is also a very inconsistant team and Florida has played a bit better recently (5-1-1 in last 7) so Florida has a good opportunity to win. In the pick-em game I

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The pessimists view…

Apparently the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornsby is a pessimist. Just look at how he is viewing the Leafs right now. And rather than relax a bit as they carry a five-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the sixth-ranked Leafs see lots of action in their rearview mirror. There are seven teams — five of them out of the playoff picture at the moment — within 13 points of the Leafs. Yeah, that is a true statement, but it can also be said that the Leafs are just 10 points behind the Senators for first spot. The

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Game Predictions – 1/2/2006

Ok, I am starting to get back into a more normal schedule after a busy holiday season which should allow me to provide some more in depth analysis of games beginning tomorrow and hopefully some other stuff aside from game predictions as well. But the work schedule looks busy for the next couple months so it still may not be to the level I would like but I’ll see what I can do. Before we get to today’s game predictions lets take a look at my success rate so far. Strong: 56 of 81 for 69.1% success rate Good: 54

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Game Predictions – 1/1/2006

Happy New Year everyone. I hope none of you are suffering too much from a late night. We only have 3 games on schedule today. Nashville is a good favourite over Anaheim and I can’t really see an upset in that game. Buffalo is a strong favourite against Florida but I could see an upset here as Florida has played a bit better of late including a win over Buffalo on December 22nd. A Florida win would not surprise me. Finally, in the pick-em game I’ll take Atlanta over Washington. Like Florida, Atlanta has plaayed better recently and are now

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