NHL Power Rankings – Nov. 27, 2007
With everything that is happening in Leaf land these days I feel like this is piling on but hey, the numbers are the numbers. This weeks Power Rankings see the Leafs fall from 9th to 23rd with the losses to Boston, Dallas and Phoenix. But the Leafs are not alone as a couple of other teams saw dramatic falls in the standings. Carolina fell from 7th to 17th and Atlanta who was making a resurgence in the rankings fell from 18th to 27th. Going the other direction was Buffalo, Dallas and Phoenix who are on 5 and 6 and 4 game winning streaks respectively. Buffalo jumped to 12th from 21st, Dallas jumped to 13th from 24th, and Phoenix jumped from 20th to 14th.
It seems like central division teams are taking turns in the #2 spot behind Ottawa. Early in the season Columbus had that spot, then Detroit had it and Chicago had it a week or two ago. Today that spot is reserved for the 13-8-0 St. Louis Blues. For Ottawa though their recent slump has dramatically reduced their lead over second place and another loss or two and they may lose their hold on top spot for the first time this season.
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