Dec 192006
 

There is a lot of parity in the NHL this season, especially in the east where 8 teams have between 32 and 38 points and 13 teams between 28 and 43 points. It has become almost as close in the west. Because of this a short win streak or losing streak can still cause you to jump or drop several spots in the power rankings. This weeks biggerst movers up the rankings are Vancouver (15 to 9) and Toronto (20 to 13). Going the other way are Carolina (8 to 12), Atlanta (10 to 15), Minnesota (13 to 19) and Tampa (19-24).

I have also added pages (see left side menu) that list each teams record against the top 10 teams in these power rankings, middle 10 teams in these power rankings and bottom 10 teams in these power rankings. Generally, if a team has a real hard time beating teams in the top 10, it will be real tough for them to be ranked among the top teams.

Rank Last Week Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power Rank
1 1 Anaheim 0.757 0.484 0.695
2 2 Detroit 0.661 0.500 0.669
3 3 San Jose 0.706 0.485 0.653
4 4 Buffalo 0.672 0.490 0.641
5 9 Montreal 0.594 0.504 0.603
6 7 Calgary 0.567 0.509 0.583
7 6 Edmonton 0.531 0.517 0.577
8 5 Dallas 0.591 0.493 0.570
9 15 Vancouver 0.515 0.521 0.568
10 11 Nashville 0.636 0.466 0.550
11 12 Washington 0.547 0.492 0.526
12 8 Carolina 0.500 0.506 0.519
13 20 Toronto 0.500 0.508 0.517
14 14 New Jersey 0.531 0.485 0.508
15 10 Atlanta 0.529 0.488 0.504
16 16 Boston 0.483 0.510 0.503
17 21 Ottawa 0.485 0.504 0.499
18 18 NY Islanders 0.500 0.488 0.488
19 13 Minnesota 0.422 0.531 0.487
20 17 NY Rangers 0.485 0.492 0.483
21 25 Colorado 0.455 0.506 0.460
22 22 Pittsburgh 0.484 0.480 0.453
23 23 Los Angeles 0.382 0.535 0.451
24 19 Tampa Bay 0.409 0.512 0.434
25 26 Chicago 0.484 0.468 0.428
26 24 Florida 0.386 0.512 0.415
27 27 Phoenix 0.328 0.521 0.362
28 28 Columbus 0.371 0.475 0.336
29 29 Philadelphia 0.266 0.506 0.283
30 30 St. Louis 0.203 0.528 0.235

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

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