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A Look at NHL Power Rankings 10/16 – 10/22

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What is going on with the Oilers?

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

If I was told a few weeks ago that the only undefeated team 2 weeks in would be the LA Kings, I would have been shocked. Likewise if I found out the only winless team would be the Arizona Coyotes I would have said that sounds about right.

Surprises:

Rangers (1-5): What is going on with this team? They are competitive but can’t pull through on the wins

New Jersey (5-1): I think the standings are mixed up with the Rangers as the Devils came out much harder than anyone anticipated.

Vegas (5-1): Wait, the new team? The new team that drafted young talent in an obvious win later strategy? Playing Colorado twice helps but they are still proving their worth with each additional W

Edmonton (1-4): Now is a good time to plug the fact that I had them finishing the regular season with the Presidents Trophy so..uh..come on Oilers, start stepping it up.

There were who we thought they were:

Winnipeg (3-3): Their offense is amazing but their defense is equally atrocious.

Calgary (4-2): This seems perfect for this team who is good enough to stay just above .500 and is equal parts goals for and against (currently 17GF and 17GA)

Tampa Bay (5-1): This team had a down year and many forgot just how good they can be with all of their players healthy and in sync.

Columbus (5-1): When Sergei Bobrovsky is healthy (that is the key piece) this team is a top 5 team in the league

Power Rankings 10/16 - 10/22

Team CBS ESPN NBC Average My Comments
Team CBS ESPN NBC Average My Comments
Toronto Maple Leafs 1 1 1 1 Too High
Chicago Blackhawks 2 2 4 2.7 About Right
Columbus Blue Jackets 3 6 3 4.0 About Right
Tampa Bay Lightning 5 9 2 5.3 About Right
Los Angeles Kings 7 7 5 6.3 Too High
St. Louis Blues 9 4 7 6.7 About Right
New Jersey Devils 6 15 8 9.7 About Right
Ottawa Senators 4 17 9 10.0 About Right
Washington Capitals 13 3 15 10.3 Too Low
Pittsburgh Penguins 12 5 14 10.3 Too Low
Calgary Flames 15 12 6 11.0 About Right
Colorado Avalanche 10 13 11 11.3 Too High
Vegas Golden Knights 14 10 12 12.0 Too Low
Detroit Red Wings 11 16 10 12.3 About Right
Philadelphia Flyers 8 18 20 15.3 About Right
Edmonton Oilers 25 8 13 15.3 About Right
Nashville Predators 17 20 16 17.7 About Right
Carolina Hurricanes 21 14 22 19.0 Too High
Minnesota Wild 19 21 18 19.3 About Right
Anaheim Ducks 24 11 25 20.0 Too Low
Boston Bruins 23 25 19 22.3 About Right
Florida Panthers 18 28 21 22.3 Too High
Montreal Canadiens 29 22 17 22.7 About Right
Winnipeg Jets 16 24 28 22.7 Too Low
Dallas Stars 20 23 26 23.0 Too Low
New York Rangers 28 19 24 23.7 Too Low
New York Islanders 22 26 27 25.0 About Right
San Jose Sharks 27 27 23 25.7 Too Low
Vancouver Canucks 26 29 29 28.0 About Right
Buffalo Sabres 30 30 30 30.0 About Right
Arizona Coyotes 31 31 31 31.0 About Right