Power Rankings – Dec. 18, 2007
With so much parity in the league there is still a lot of movement in the rankings depite the season being ~40% complete. Detroit and Ottawa are fairly solidly in first and second spot but after those two teams it gets tight. The San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens made big jumps this past week moving into 3rd and 4th spots from 8th and 10th respectively while Minnesota remains 5th to round out the top 5. Dropping in the standings, St. Louis fell from 3rd to 8th, Chicago fell from 6th to 13th, Nashville from 9th to 14th and the Rangers from 15th to 21st.
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