Jan 222008
 

It is almost unbelievable how the west dominates the top of this list. With Ottawa losing some key games there are no eastern conference teams in the top 10. Some of you may decide that this makes these rankings bogus because of the ‘how can that be’ argument but my rankings aren’t the only rankings that show this. The Massey Rankings only have Ottawa in the top 10 and the Sagarin rankings only have Ottawa and Philadelphia in the top 10. In both of those rankings as well as mine the bottom 10 teams are dominated by the eastern conference. Now I don’t think that Columbus is better than Ottawa (though with Heatley and Alfredsson injured Columbus is likely better) but Ottawa’s superiority over Columbus is likely not as large as many people would think and Columbus is 7-3-4 vs the east this year.

Rank 7 Days
Ago
Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power
Rank
1 1 Detroit 0.704 0.532 0.726
2 3 Minnesota 0.583 0.546 0.636
3 2 San Jose 0.564 0.552 0.634
4 5 Vancouver 0.531 0.540 0.580
5 4 St. Louis 0.500 0.554 0.576
6 10 Nashville 0.521 0.546 0.571
7 8 Anaheim 0.539 0.546 0.570
8 13 Dallas 0.529 0.537 0.563
9 12 Phoenix 0.500 0.548 0.559
10 11 Colorado 0.531 0.533 0.553
11 7 Columbus 0.500 0.554 0.552
12 6 Ottawa 0.635 0.444 0.552
13 9 Calgary 0.500 0.543 0.540
14 18 Philadelphia 0.589 0.448 0.512
15 14 Chicago 0.448 0.553 0.501
16 17 Boston 0.521 0.460 0.484
17 16 Pittsburgh 0.531 0.458 0.482
18 15 New Jersey 0.543 0.445 0.475
19 21 Montreal 0.532 0.442 0.461
20 20 NY Islanders 0.479 0.460 0.449
21 19 Buffalo 0.468 0.463 0.444
22 24 Los Angeles 0.378 0.564 0.436
23 22 NY Rangers 0.459 0.463 0.436
24 25 Carolina 0.480 0.443 0.418
25 23 Edmonton 0.360 0.553 0.410
26 27 Washington 0.458 0.449 0.403
27 26 Atlanta 0.440 0.451 0.401
28 28 Florida 0.408 0.450 0.368
29 29 Toronto 0.398 0.462 0.367
30 30 Tampa Bay 0.385 0.447 0.341

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

  4 Responses to “NHL Power Rankings – Jan. 22, 2008”

  1.  

    I’m not sure exactly how your formula works but it’s surprising that a team like Washington is so low on the rankings right now. Their recent record with the new head coach is scary good lately.

  2.  

    If I was an Edmonton fan, I’d be pretty sad that my team is mired in with the Eastern Conference dregs at this point.

    Unfortunately I’m a Leafs fan and we ARE the Eastern Conference dregs. :’(

  3.  

    I dont understand how Edmonton can have the lowest adjusted winning percentage and be ranked 25th

  4.  

    Because they play a much tougher schedule and thus are not expected to have as high of an adjusted winning percentage.

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