Nov 272007
 

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.

Rank 7 Days
Ago
Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power
Rank
1 1 Ottawa 0.727 0.489 0.698
2 4 St. Louis 0.595 0.542 0.670
3 5 Detroit 0.630 0.524 0.640
4 2 Chicago 0.522 0.552 0.602
5 8 Boston 0.545 0.523 0.594
6 3 Montreal 0.543 0.519 0.590
7 6 Columbus 0.521 0.543 0.584
8 11 Nashville 0.523 0.530 0.560
9 10 NY Islanders 0.571 0.477 0.550
10 13 Vancouver 0.565 0.491 0.537
11 15 San Jose 0.545 0.502 0.533
12 21 Buffalo 0.500 0.514 0.528
13 24 Dallas 0.542 0.500 0.519
14 20 Phoenix 0.500 0.517 0.514
15 16 Minnesota 0.565 0.486 0.507
16 17 Philadelphia 0.568 0.460 0.504
17 7 Carolina 0.587 0.445 0.495
18 14 Colorado 0.500 0.494 0.478
19 12 NY Rangers 0.521 0.464 0.478
20 22 Calgary 0.438 0.517 0.465
21 25 Anaheim 0.438 0.521 0.454
22 19 New Jersey 0.500 0.449 0.441
23 9 Toronto 0.375 0.538 0.438
24 23 Pittsburgh 0.413 0.492 0.425
25 26 Los Angeles 0.391 0.523 0.417
26 28 Florida 0.417 0.458 0.382
27 18 Atlanta 0.435 0.449 0.379
28 27 Tampa Bay 0.435 0.433 0.360
29 30 Edmonton 0.312 0.523 0.344
30 29 Washington 0.333 0.469 0.315

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

  2 Responses to “NHL Power Rankings – Nov. 27, 2007”

  1.  

    You say the numbers are the numbers. If Toronto was ranked 9 and 10th the last two weeks maybe you should change the numbers. Do you have any credibility??? Oh by the way, how is your slamming of real hockey knowledge doing, Pierre McGuire and Chicago all the way.

  2.  

    Chicago has lost 4 of its last 6 games so come talk to me at the end of the season. Oh, and how are McGuire’s Washington Capitals doing?

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