Islanders/NHL Media and Power Rankings Roundup

Another week, another lone solace: At least they're not Columbus.

Or Ottawa or Winnipeg, by our calculations. But that's about it. Our opinion-free power rankings put the Senators and Jets -- and especially the Blue Jackets, my goodness the Blue Jackets -- performances thus far below the Islanders. So, yay?

Opinion-based media rankings put them in the 27-29 range, deservedly so, while Scott Cullen's formula at TSN still has them at a lofty 25th. These are all before last night's loss, mind you -- though last night, oddly, looked like a better team than the version that trotted itself out in orange and blue to the ugly figure of just one win in the last 11 games.

Well, at least Calvin De Haan's tests came back okay. Lines at today's practice are the same.

Oh, and some guy at ESPN who used to play says Capuano is on the hot seat.

 

Media Power Rankings

Not much to gripe about here. Can you figure out which commentary is different?

Outlet Rank Last Week Their Commentary
CBSSports 28 28
Losers of nine of the past 10 and struggling to score goals. If John Tavares isn't creating offense for them, nobody is.
THN
(Proteau)
27 23
Isles have played fewest games in the NHL (14), but no excuse for woeful offense (a league-worst 29 goals-for)
ESPN
(Burnside)
29 29 The Islanders continue to muddle along, rolling out three goaltenders and making a mess of what was a promising start to the season. They also have just one win in their past 10 outings.
CBC 29 29 Being home for three games is always a good thing if you're a team that's lost nine of your last 10 games. Unfortunately this may not apply to the Isles, who next face three streaking teams in the Canadiens, Rangers and Bruins. Only three players have put up 10 or more points. The combo of Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson have just nine goals between them in 14 games. Not good enough, as the Islanders once again claim their usual spot in the cellar of the East.
TSN
(Cullen)
25 21 Same old Islanders? Despite the promise coming into the season, one win in the last ten games leaves the Isles in familiar territory and they'll need significant improvement to alter their course.
Fox 29 29 The punchless Isles could really use some scoring from Kyle Okposo, but, sadly, it doesn’t look like the former top-10 pick is capable of replicating his 52 points from two years ago.
Average
27.8
26 Obviously it's the offense -- unless I've written columns blaming the goaltending and need to stick to that.

 

Real Power Rankings

W L OTL Pts Win Pct PWR
1 Washington 10 4 1 21 0.700 2113
2 Pittsburgh 10 4 3 23 0.676 2060
3 San Jose 9 5 1 19 0.633 2020
4 Phoenix 8 4 3 19 0.633 1941
5 Dallas 11 5 0 22 0.688 1898
6 NY Rangers 9 3 3 21 0.700 1896
7 Edmonton 9 6 2 20 0.588 1870
8 Los Angeles 8 6 3 19 0.559 1854
9 Chicago 11 4 3 25 0.694 1834
10 Philadelphia 9 4 3 21 0.656 1828
11 New Jersey 8 6 1 17 0.567 1775
12 Minnesota 9 5 3 21 0.618 1766
13 Detroit 9 5 1 19 0.633 1738
14 Nashville 8 5 3 19 0.594 1692
15 Florida 8 5 3 19 0.594 1664
16 Buffalo 10 6 0 20 0.625 1660
17 Tampa Bay 8 6 2 18 0.563 1659
18 Toronto 10 6 1 21 0.618 1655
19 St. Louis 8 7 1 17 0.531 1633
20 Boston 8 7 0 16 0.533 1614
21 Vancouver 9 8 1 19 0.528 1581
22 Anaheim 6 8 3 15 0.441 1473
23 Montreal 7 7 2 16 0.500 1466
24 Carolina 6 8 3 15 0.441 1413
25 Colorado 8 8 1 17 0.500 1390
26 Calgary 7 8 1 15 0.469 1360
27 NY Islanders 4 7 3 11 0.393 1320
28 Ottawa 8 9 1 17 0.472 1284
29 Winnipeg 5 9 3 13 0.382 1167
30 Columbus 3 12 1 7 0.219 589

Our weekly "real" power rankings are courtesy of our own ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles (who is the one you'll find tirelessly compiling FIG picks in the game thread), conceived and delivers these week after week. They reflect games through Sunday.

Explanation of how he does it is in the original post. If you have any questions about it, leave them in comments and he'll likely answer. For reference, llast week's post is here.

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