Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hockey Bums Power Rankings

Each week I'll update the rankings. I'll put the top 5 teams and the worst 5 teams.

Let's start with the top 5 teams:

1. Buffalo Sabres (5-0-1) 22 GF 10 GA. The Sabres have yet to lose in regulation this season and they beat a hot Habs team on opening night. Vanek is the league leader with 7 goals.
2. Montreal Canadiens (5-0-1) 23 GF 11 GA. After losing in a shootout agains the Sabres, they are unbeaten in 5 contests. Price and Halak have been phenomenal.
3. San Jose Sharks (6-1-0) 25 GF 18 GA. They already have 10 players with at least 4 points. Patrick Marleau has already notched 8 points.
4. Minnesota Wild (4-0-0) 15 GF 7 GA. Lemaire's system is working well again this year, and this is without Marian Gaborik who only played 2 games.
5. New Jersey Devils (5-1-0) 15 GF 9 GA. Brodeur has been stellar this season (1.31 GAA and .942 Save %). Parise has 7 points in 6 games.
26. New York Islanders (2-3-0) 11 GF 16 GA. Trent Hunter, with 4 goals, almost scored 40% of the Islanders' goals... no wonder why they want to try-out Glen Murray.
27. Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2-3) 11 GF 21 GA. The Leafs have been very inconsistent this season. Wilson should pull his goalie in OT to avoid going in the shootout as they are 0-3.
28. Tampa Bay Lightning (1-2-3) 11 GF 15 GA. Smith and Kolzig receive around 35 shots per game. Stamkos has yet to record a point...
29. Anaheim Ducks (2-5-0) 16 GF 22 GA. Getzlaf, Perry and Selanne are a combined 2 g 3 a -13 in 20 games. George Parros has 2 goals and is +4 ???
30. Philadelphia Flyers (0-3-3) 20 GF 29 GA. Their goaltending has been atrocious this season, as they have allowed 3 goals or more in every game.


Anonymous said...

Regarding pulling the goalie in OT to avoid the shootout ...
If you pull your goalie in overtime, and the other team scores, you sacrifice the extra point.

Nick W. said...

I would have never of expected Anaheim and Philadelphia in the bottom 5 before the regular season began but they have played like it. Anaheim looks unmotivated and offensively confused. I see them both turning things around and earning a playoff spot when the dust settles.

Nick W.

kevin said...

glen murray?? where r u getting this?


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