NHL Power/Draft Rankings, Parodies: 27th, baby!

Call it our weekly sobriety check. While some media rankings go for the flavor of the week (or in many cases, of two or three weeks ago) and others go by standings, our LHH member Mike (ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles) has been diligently putting NHL scores into a more traditional "power ranking" formula that accounts for who's beaten whom and by how much. (Alas, there is no way to factor in officiating de Auger.)

The result this week is that the Islanders, after weeks of better results, have finally moved up in our table...to 27th place. Which is about where they fall in the standings a little lower than most surveys. (For contrast, currently our power ranking table smiles on San Jose and frowns on Boston in comparison to where they rank by points and points-percentage.)

So the Isles are playing much better lately and have been pumping in 3+ goals per game for a month now, but their current standing is still a true reflection of this season, warts (aka November) and all -- just like New Jersey, despite their run touched by higher powers, still sits 23rd. Details, and a look at the latest ISS 2011 draft prospect rankings follow.

ISS 2011 Draft Rankings

The latest ISS 2011 draft round-up was released Tuesday, and it's unchanged at the top, from 1 to 5: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Sean Couturier and Ryan Murphy. Looking at the league standings (the Isles are now five points out of 25th), and barring a draft day trade or poor lottery luck, it's difficult to picture the Islanders not selecting in one of those slots.

 

Alternative Standings: Where All Games Are Created Equal, but All Wins Are Not

By the way, 'tis the season to look at alternative standings. If regulation wins were worth three points -- the same total that games that go to OT/SO are worth -- then this FanPost shows how the East would look (hint: not good for the Isles). A little bit older but inclusive of the West, here is another look at that scheme.

 

Media Rankings Survey

Yo, check it, here is what Da Med-iya is actually saying. It's a whole lot of Cuban love.

Allegedly the ESPN item is penned by Burnside, but I don't know...sounds like someone got a lobotomy if so.

Outlet Rank Last Week Their Commentary
CBSSports 23 24
Al Montoya has been making the most of his chance to be a starting goalie, while the Islanders have now stretched their regulation unbeaten streak to seven games.
Cbs. Dispatch
(Portzline)
25 27
Better late than never. Islanders are 4-0-3 in March, by far their longest point streak of the season.
ESPN 27 25 The Isles have won four of six and continue to give a terrific effort almost every night. Lots of young kids making an impact, including netminder Al Montoya.
Sportsnet (Brophy) 25 24 Sophomore John Tavares hits the 25-goal plateau for the first time; one more than he scored as a rookie.
TSN
(Cullen)
23 24 How unpredictable is the world of goaltending? Aside from a five-game cup of coffee in Phoenix a couple of years ago, Al Montoya hasn't been able to crack an NHL lineup despite being picked sixth overall in 2004. With the Islanders desperate for a healthy body between the pipes, Montoya has responded with a 2.09 GAA and .926 SV% in 13 games.
Average 24.6
24.8 "I see your little, petrified skull, labeled and resting on a shelf somewhere."

 

Parody Rankings

...And hear is what we know imagine they're saying, in their cold dark hearts:

Imagined Outlet Rank Last Week Their Imagined Commentary
Sterling Pope,
The Pulpit
62 40
Make no mistake, Wrist Shots has learned all of this GM talk about concussions goes back to one man and one man only: Micheal Gillies Martin.
Reinhard Stone,
Central Ohio Picayune
38 32
If the Isles had this run in October instead of now, then I could spend now discussing how badly they're coughing up their season.
Domenic, Fanboy Nation
2 5 Hello...? Hello...am I on the air? ... This team is awesome and Michael Grabner is fast. Also: Frans iz a Danish Deity, and STANLEY CUP two-thousand-- {click}
The Omen, Toronto Shameless & Record 28 28 John Tavares' fantastic passes will sure look great when Nazim Kadri is on the receiving end on his way to a 93-goal season for the Leafs.

 

Real Power Rankings

Our weekly "real" power rankings, 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 (so, the loss to the Rangers isn't factored in).

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 rankings are here.

Colorado has finally been caught [insert JT vs. Duchene silliness here], and Florida should be the next to fall.

    W L OTL Pts GP Win% Pts%/GP PWR
1 Vancouver 45 16 9 99 70 0.707 0.3823 2115
2 Philadelphia 42 19 7 91 68 0.669 0.3622 1986
3 Detroit 41 20 8 90 69 0.652 0.3546 1966
4 San Jose 39 22 8 86 69 0.623 0.3499 1935
5 Washington 40 20 10 90 70 0.643 0.3466 1897
6 Pittsburgh 40 22 8 88 70 0.629 0.3402 1867
7 Los Angeles 39 25 5 83 69 0.601 0.3383 1866
8 Tampa Bay 38 22 9 85 69 0.616 0.3388 1860
9 Boston 38 21 9 85 68 0.625 0.3396 1855
10 Phoenix 36 23 11 83 70 0.593 0.3337 1845
11 Chicago 37 24 8 82 69 0.594 0.3317 1836
12 Dallas 37 24 8 82 69 0.594 0.3282 1818
13 Montreal 38 24 7 83 69 0.601 0.3313 1809
14 Nashville 35 24 10 80 69 0.580 0.3255 1803
15 Anaheim 37 27 5 79 69 0.572 0.3226 1781
16 Calgary 36 26 9 81 71 0.570 0.3106 1720
17 Minnesota 35 27 7 77 69 0.558 0.3094 1711
18 Columbus 32 27 9 73 68 0.537 0.3006 1663
19 NY Rangers 36 30 4 76 70 0.543 0.3002 1643
20 Buffalo 34 27 8 76 69 0.551 0.2991 1640
21 St. Louis 31 29 9 71 69 0.514 0.2912 1610
22 Atlanta 29 28 12 70 69 0.507 0.2808 1540
23 Carolina 31 28 10 72 69 0.522 0.2757 1521
24 Toronto 30 29 10 70 69 0.507 0.2767 1519
25 New Jersey 32 32 4 68 68 0.500 0.2759 1513
26 Florida 28 32 9 65 69 0.471 0.2639 1449
27 NY Islanders 27 32 11 65 70 0.464 0.2566 1411
28 Colorado 26 34 8 60 68 0.441 0.2486 1371
29 Ottawa 25 35 9 59 69 0.428 0.2288 1261
30 Edmonton 23 38 9 55 70 0.393 0.2133 1187

Bonus Link: MacDonald's Warrior Training

A plug of sorts for the New York Hockey Journal: We were talking in comments about Andrew MacDonald's development path the other day. Here are some of his thoughts on his journey from college-bound to junior player to the ECHL and beyond.

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