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Ice Hockey: NHL Power Rankings.

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posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:59 PM
Here is my first attempt at creating power rankings for the NHL. I figure the All-Star break is a good place to start. I plan on doing more in the future, but need to start somewhere. All suggestions are welcome.

Power rankings are based on the number of points a team has with the maximum number of points the team could have received. Basicallly its POINTS/(GAMES_PLAYED*2). The top 8 teams in each Conference advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

(Sorry for the formatting in advance)

Team GP Points Power Playoff Spot
Colorado 54 73 0.676 1st West
Toronto 55 71 0.645 2nd East
Detroit 56 72 0.643 2nd West
Vancouver 56 72 0.643 4th West
Philadelphia 56 72 0.643 1st East
New Jersey 53 67 0.632 5th East
Ottawa 54 67 0.620 6th East
San Jose 55 68 0.618 3rd West
Boston 56 69 0.616 4th East
Tampa Bay 54 65 0.602 3rd East
Montreal 56 64 0.571 7th East
Dallas 56 63 0.563 5th West
St. Louis 54 60 0.556 7th West
Nashville 54 60 0.556 6th West
Calgary 54 60 0.556 8th West
Los Angeles 54 60 0.556 9th West
NY Islanders 54 59 0.546 8th East
Minnesota 56 55 0.491 10th West
Phoenix 54 53 0.491 12th West
Edmonton 55 53 0.482 11th West
Buffalo 55 52 0.473 9th East
NY Rangers 55 51 0.464 10th East
Florida 55 50 0.455 12th East
Atlanta 56 50 0.446 11th East
Anaheim 55 49 0.445 13th West
Carolina 55 46 0.418 13th East
Columbus 54 41 0.380 14th West
Washington 55 41 0.373 14th East
Chicago 55 40 0.364 15th West
Pittsburgh 55 30 0.273 15th East

[Edited on 2/15/2004 by crayon]

posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 02:37 PM
GREAT JOB!!!, now who do you think is number 1 in the league.

I like Detriot in the west.

And NJ in the East

posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 07:25 PM
I am going to have to say the Avs. With the offensive firepower that they possess, I don't not see many teams that can beat them easily.

Vancouver is looking good too. As well as Toronto, but we will see if their injuries catch up to them.


posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 07:28 PM
Avs do have the firepower, IF they stay healthy, and plus you have to like the way that the Wings can play defense and score at teh same time. they uped there defense a lot in the last year.

posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 07:35 PM
Yeah, Detroit has a good defense. And when Derrian Hatcher comes back, that should just make it better.

Look for Detroit and Colorado in the Western Conference Finals, again.


posted on Feb, 7 2004 @ 08:30 AM
Detriot could easily win if the goalies are all healty 3 top goalies that is dangerous come playoff time

posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:37 PM
All the Sunday games are done. Time for another round of Power Rankings, Crayon style.

NHL Power Rankings #2 Feb 15th.
Team GP PTS % Chg Playoff Spot
1 Colorado* 56 78 0.696 --- 1st West
2 Philadelphia* 58 78 0.672 +3 1st East
3 Ottawa 56 73 0.652 -1 4th East
4 Detroit* 57 74 0.649 +2 2nd West
5 Toronto* 57 74 0.649 -1 2nd East
6 Vancouver 57 72 0.632 -3 4th West
7 Boston 58 73 0.629 +3 5th East
8 New Jersey 55 69 0.627 -1 6th East
9 Tampa Bay* 56 70 0.625 --- 3rd East
10 San Jose* 57 70 0.614 -2 3rd West
11 Calgary 56 66 0.589 +1 5th West
12 Nashville 55 62 0.564 +1 9th West
13 Ny Islanders 56 63 0.563 +3 8th East
14 Los Angeles 56 63 0.563 +1 7th West
15 Dallas 57 64 0.561 +2 6th East
16 St Louis 56 62 0.554 -5 8th West
17 Montreal 58 64 0.552 -3 7th East
18 Buffalo 56 58 0.518 +5 9th East
19 Minnesota 57 57 0.500 +2 10th West
20 Phoenix 55 55 0.500 -2 12th West
21 Edmonton 56 55 0.491 +1 11th West
22 Florida 57 54 0.474 +2 10th East
23 Anaheim 56 53 0.473 +3 13th West
24 Ny Rangers 57 53 0.465 -4 11th East
25 Atlanta 58 52 0.448 -6 12th East
26 Carolina 56 47 0.420 -1 13th East
27 Chicago 56 44 0.393 +2 15th West
28 Columbus 56 44 0.393 --- 14th West
29 Washington 56 42 0.375 -2 14th East
30 Pittsburgh 57 31 0.272 --- 15th East
* Denotes division leader

Colorado and Philadelphia continue to lead their respective Conferences. While the Rangers, Wild, Atlanta, and Pheonix have not helped themselves out much at all. They continue to drift further away from the playoffs. The Capitals are all but done for the year, mathematically they can still make the playoffs, but that is going to be tough to win the rest of their games.

There is still a lot of hockey to play, we will see how it all pans out.

[Edited on 2/15/2004 by crayon]

posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:42 PM

Originally posted by crayon
Colorado and Philadelphia continue to lead their respective Conferences.

How about those Flyers!! Gearing up for a strong stretch run, I like their chances for the Cup this year ALOT!


posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 09:06 PM
Yup, Philly seems to have solved their goalie problems by scoring a ton of goals. It does make things easier on the netminder.

And with JR out with the broken jaw, scoring by the other lines is very usefull.

posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 09:22 PM
Are your Wild going to make the playoffs? They are 6 points out of the 8th spot with 23 games remaining. Think they can do it? Roloson has been playing well of late, but he needs to get red-hot for you guys. And Gaborik needs to step it up a notch and score more goals.

I hope they make it, I enjoyed watching their run during last year's playoffs.


posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 01:22 PM
I would like my Rangers to make it but who knows. the wild are young and can get red-hot i would like to see them in the playoffs.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 03:57 PM
Currently I don't see the Wild making it. They take too many stupid penalties. There are 16 players that have few penalty minutes than all the bench minors for 'too many men on the ice' penatlies. That just wont cut it.

Roli will keep them in there. But they need to start scoring. After the 1st period against Calgary, Calgary was up 1-0 (thanks to a too many men penalty) and the shots were 6-4 in favor of the Flames.

4 shots is not going to do it in any league. I expect Manny to be traded soon, and at a bargain. Some of the other veterans on the team might be gone as well. I can see Walz being traded to a playoff contender. As well as Zholtok.


posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 05:36 PM
Isnt their coach helping fix those problems? Isnt that the coaches job is to discpline the players and stop them from making those stupid penalties that sometimes cost the players the game. Sometimes its not always scoring look at the Devils, they dont score they are discpline team with a great goalie. And a great coach.

They should look at their coach and see if he is doing the right job.

posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 11:10 PM
I agree with Ben, sounds like there might be a lack of discipline. Especially too many men on the ice penalties, there's no excuse for those. Having two good goalies and only being able to play one at a time, they should give up Manny for some scoring.

posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 07:41 PM
Lemaire is not happy with his teams line changes right now. There is a breakdown of knowing which player the bench players are supposed to replace. So you get a right wing jumping on for a left wing, while at the same time, the true replacemnt left wing is also jumping on the ice.

In the case of defense, most of the time it happens is when the defensemen are about to change, and the opposing team gets the puck and starts a rush, the on ice defensemen have to decided to stay or go, and the on bench defensemen need to take their cues from those on the ice. That is just not happening.

Lemaire said the only ones he cannot blame are the goalies, since they don't change them on the fly.

* on a side note, Bouchard and Burns are supposed to be seeing much more action in the late stages of the season. Gotta love teanagers.

[Edited on 2/17/2004 by crayon]


posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 06:03 PM
Do they practice enouhg? I know from AI we are takling about practice. But in some cases practice helps.

posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 04:12 PM
Well ya'll seem to be forgetting about the Sharks. Thats ok...everybody did. Except me. Told my wife the 3rd or 4th game of the season the Sharks were going to sneaky and creep right past the rest of the NHL. So far so good.
IMHO I don't think there is another team that can beat the Sharks 4 times in a series. They have not lost more than 2 in row all year.

Anywho's thats my 2cents. Keep an eye on them. I don't think I have to tell PA about them though.

posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 07:18 PM

Originally posted by nyeff

Anywho's thats my 2cents. Keep an eye on them. I don't think I have to tell PA about them though.

I think you're right on the money nyeff. I dont get to watch them play too much being on the west coast, but I see all the highlights and watched them play the Flyers the other night and they are for real. Nabokov is having a solid season and Patrick Marleau is having his best year it seems so far. I can see SJ going deep into the playoffs this year, would be nice to see a Sharks-Flyers Stanley Cup wouldn't it nyeff?

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