Nov 282006
 

Despite being past the quarter point in the NHL season we are still seeing quite a bit of change in the Power Rankings. This week we have a couple of big movers in each direction. The big risers are the New York Islanders from 16th to 8th, Tampa Bay (19th to 13th) and New York Rangers (23rd to 15th). Teams falling are Detroit (2nd to 7th), Calgary (9th to 18th) and Washington (17th to 22nd). It seems there is a lot of parity in the NHL this year and if you are a team ranked in the #8 to low 20′s if you string together 4 or 5 wins or 4 or 5 losses you can move up or down dramatically. The best division award has to go to the Northeast division as all 5 teams are in the top 16 in the league. This makes sense when you realize they have a combined 40-19-5 record against teams outside the northeast division.

Rank Last Week Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power Rank
1 1 Buffalo 0.729 0.534 0.769
2 4 Montreal 0.614 0.524 0.642
3 6 Anaheim 0.740 0.457 0.639
4 7 Dallas 0.705 0.467 0.634
5 3 Carolina 0.560 0.542 0.628
6 5 San Jose 0.708 0.468 0.628
7 2 Detroit 0.614 0.483 0.620
8 16 NY Islanders 0.545 0.520 0.583
9 10 Edmonton 0.591 0.476 0.563
10 8 Atlanta 0.560 0.523 0.561
11 14 Toronto 0.540 0.521 0.556
12 13 Nashville 0.659 0.448 0.553
13 19 Tampa Bay 0.500 0.537 0.548
14 11 Boston 0.476 0.542 0.523
15 23 NY Rangers 0.479 0.520 0.508
16 20 Ottawa 0.438 0.544 0.495
17 12 New Jersey 0.500 0.499 0.493
18 9 Calgary 0.477 0.493 0.490
19 18 Pittsburgh 0.477 0.507 0.476
20 15 Minnesota 0.478 0.475 0.463
21 21 Vancouver 0.458 0.480 0.455
22 17 Washington 0.435 0.517 0.445
23 22 Florida 0.380 0.545 0.431
24 24 Colorado 0.435 0.483 0.430
25 25 Los Angeles 0.360 0.508 0.397
26 27 Phoenix 0.326 0.496 0.342
27 28 Philadelphia 0.292 0.526 0.316
28 26 Chicago 0.357 0.453 0.316
29 29 St. Louis 0.273 0.467 0.251
30 30 Columbus 0.273 0.459 0.246

AdjWinP is a teams winning percentage when shootouts are considered ties and there are no points awarded for overtime losses
SchedStr is an indication of a teams relative difficulty of schedule
Power Rank is the teams expected winning percentage if team played all .500 teams

  One Response to “NHL Power Rankings – 11/28/2006”

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    Is anyone else getting tired of watching Bryan McCabe, his overpaid contract, and his absolutely terrible play night in and night out? I know I am!!!! Ridiculous. Did anyone see him fall like an idiot tonight in the 3rd period, than take his sweet…sweet…sweet…sweet…time getting off the ice which resulted in the 3rd goal for the Bruins? Terrible ….im getting sick of this guy. His defence sucks! He can’t skate! You take away his slapshot and Tomas Kaberle you have nothing!!!! I read some previous posts on this site…people think McCabe may be the next Leaf captain???? Are you kidding me???? Common people….McCabe is honestly NOT a good defencemen and definetly not worth the 5.7million cap hit, and no movement clause he suckered John Ferguson Jr. into. Absolutely terrible.

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