NHL Power Rankings and Parodies

This is our weekly collection of media "power" rankings and commentary, along with our own calculations of where NHL teams stand. You'll also find the parody table. For the preview of tonight's game and that discussion, go here. (Since that post, Nathan Lawson was confirmed as tonight's starter and Justin DiBenedetto will indeed get a look with Josh Bailey and Blake Comeau.)

But first, a few good trade deadline and other reads before our weekly rankings and parodies:

 

Media Rankings Survey

Here is what they're actually saying. Supposedly, Burnside did ESPN's comments this week. After reading the Isles entry, I don't believe it either.

Alas, judging by the number of no-shows from outlets that focused on the trade deadline in lieu of their weekly rankings post, I've come to the shocking realization that media power rankings are just content filler. We'll update the absentees if and when they are posted.

Outlet Rank Last Week Their Commentary
CBSSports 25 24
Getting closer to a .500 record under interim coach Jack Capuano.
Cbs. Dispatch - 25
[not into power this week]
ESPN 27 24 The Isles have lost three in a row, but there is reason for optimism with the play of youngsters such as Al Montoya and rookie of the year hopeful Michael Grabner.
Sportsnet (Brophy) - 28 [not yet into power this week]
TSN
(Cullen)
25 20 Sure, Isles. Big move up last week and you re-pay me by losing three straight? Guess we'll wait for more sustained success from G Al Montoya before considering him the saviour between the pipes.
Average data? 24.2 We are still too busy chewing on trades to do power rankings.

 

Parody Rankings

...And hear is what we imagine they're really saying:

Imagined Outlet Rank Last Week Their Imagined Commentary
Ewan McFireside,
Favre & Poker Network
36 28
This classless organization has lost three in a row, and couldn't even be bothered to acquire Brad Richards on Deadline Day.
Central Ohio Picayune
30 29
No full updates this week, but I'm sure the Isles dropped.
Len Tootsie, Empire Tabloids Inc.
36 32 Sources tell Wrist Shots that Martin Biron's collarbone injury can be traced to cheap medical care he received from the Islanders last year.
The Omen, Toronto Shameless & Record 28 28 It is a pity that John Tavares wastes away on an Islanders squad that did nothing to bring itself closer to a Cup on Deadline Day, while a wonderful, welcoming, warm home awaits him in Ontario.

 

Real Power Rankings

As always, these are updated through Sunday's games. Formula and calculations courtesy of our own ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles -- who is usually the one you'll find thanklessly compiling FIG picks in the game thread.

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, last week's post is here.

It's been a long, injurious trip, but the Islanders as currently constituted are who we thought they are?

    W L OTL Pts GP Win% Pts%/GP PWR
1 Vancouver 39 15 9 87 63 0.690 0.3689 2026
2 Philadelphia 40 16 6 86 62 0.694 0.3722 2025
3 Detroit 38 18 6 82 62 0.661 0.3612 1988
4 Tampa Bay 37 18 7 81 62 0.653 0.3555 1929
5 San Jose 36 21 6 78 63 0.619 0.3455 1904
6 Boston 36 19 7 79 62 0.637 0.3422 1853
7 Los Angeles 35 23 4 74 62 0.597 0.3343 1835
8 Pittsburgh 37 21 6 80 64 0.625 0.3366 1832
9 Phoenix 33 21 10 76 64 0.594 0.3312 1823
10 Chicago 33 23 6 72 62 0.581 0.3233 1787
11 Minnesota 33 23 6 72 62 0.581 0.3235 1781
12 Nashville 32 23 8 72 63 0.571 0.3221 1777
13 Washington 33 20 10 76 63 0.603 0.3266 1768
14 Anaheim 33 25 5 71 63 0.563 0.3177 1743
15 Dallas 33 23 6 72 62 0.581 0.3162 1743
16 Columbus 31 24 6 68 61 0.557 0.3112 1714
17 Calgary 32 23 9 73 64 0.570 0.3094 1700
18 Montreal 33 23 7 73 63 0.579 0.3138 1694
19 St. Louis 28 25 9 65 62 0.524 0.2948 1620
20 NY Rangers 33 27 4 70 64 0.547 0.2955 1606
21 Buffalo 29 25 7 65 61 0.533 0.2839 1544
22 Carolina 29 25 9 67 63 0.532 0.2809 1536
23 Atlanta 26 26 11 63 63 0.500 0.2737 1492
24 Toronto 27 27 9 63 63 0.500 0.2643 1442
25 Colorado 26 30 7 59 63 0.468 0.2616 1434
26 Florida 26 29 7 59 62 0.476 0.2635 1434
27 New Jersey 27 31 4 58 62 0.468 0.2583 1403
28 NY Islanders 23 32 8 54 63 0.429 0.2358 1284
29 Ottawa 21 32 9 51 62 0.411 0.2182 1190
30 Edmonton 20 35 8 48 63 0.381 0.2064 1140
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