NHL Power Rankings; Hamonic on Staios

From the official site's coverage of former Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Staios' 1000th NHL game:

"On a personal level I’m very thankful that he was here this year," stall-mate Travis Hamonic said. "He’s never hesitant to pull me aside and give me some constructive advice and I’m always happy to hear it because the guy’s played 1,000 games in the NHL. That’s a pretty special feat and I’m happy to be sharing this moment with him."

Meanwhile, the weekly power rankings are coming to a close, not with a bang but nor a winner:

Survey of Media Power Rankings

Here is the weekly roundup of media rankings and commentary. Links take you to the overall rankings. Commentary is what specifically was penned about the Isles.

Apparently some of you located something nice Burnside said about the Isles. Consider this the backhand.

Outlet Rank Last Week Their Commentary
CBSSports 23 25
Two impressive performances to beat the Penguins in back-to-back games, both by scores of 5-3.
THN
(Proteau)
25 26
Matt Moulson has gotten much praise for recording his third straight 30-goal season, but he's also improved his assist total by 50 percent from last season (22 to 33 this year).
ESPN
(Burnside)
26 27 The Isles did knock off Pittsburgh twice in one week, which is about as good as it gets for this sad-sack franchise.
Sportsnet 27 25 The Isles’ surprising two-game sweep of the Penguins must’ve left them exhausted, as they dropped games to Boston and Ottawa by a score of 11-4.
TSN
(Cullen)
24 24 The Islanders' leading scorer in March (tied with John Tavares, but work with me here)? Josh Bailey, who had 16 points in 15 games. As I put out to the Twitterverse last week, is it a sign of 22-year-old Bailey turning the corner in his development, or is this fool's gold at the end of the season? Fool's gold had the decided edge among responses.
Fox 28
27 The Isles are bad; they’re just not consistently bad enough to slide into last in the power rankings, even when they put together embarrassing efforts such as Sunday’s loss to Ottawa. This was not the rookie year Nino Niederreiter (51 GP, 1 G, 0 A, minus-26) had hoped for.
Average
25.5
25.6 The Islanders are bad at winning and bad at tanking.

For reference, here is last week's power rankings post.

Real Power Rankings

And now on to our weekly "real" power rankings courtesy of Mike, or ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles (who is the one you'll find tirelessly compiling FIG picks in the game thread), who conceived and delivers these week after week. They are calculated in true "power ranking" fashion -- i.e. how well teams fare based on their opponents' records.

These tables are through Monday's games, but you know the Isles' standing has not and will not change much in this painfully consistent season:



W L OTL Pts Pct PWR
1 Unpresidential, honestly 50 22 7 107 0.677 2062
2 St. Louis 48 21 10 106 0.671 2037
3 Vancouver 49 21 9 107 0.677 2030
4 Pittsburgh 48 25 6 102 0.646 1965
5 Philadelphia 46 24 9 101 0.639 1932
6 Detroit 47 27 5 99 0.627 1914
7 Nashville 45 26 8 98 0.620 1885
8 Boston 47 28 4 98 0.620 1865
9 Chicago 44 26 10 98 0.613 1863
10 New Jersey 45 28 6 96 0.608 1846
11 Los Angeles 40 27 13 93 0.581 1794
12 Phoenix 39 27 13 91 0.576 1772
13 Ottawa 41 28 10 92 0.582 1754
14 San Jose 40 29 10 90 0.570 1732
15 Florida 37 25 17 91 0.576 1725
16 Dallas 42 32 5 89 0.563 1688
17 Colorado 41 33 6 88 0.550 1681
18 Washington 40 32 8 88 0.550 1658
19 Buffalo 38 31 10 86 0.544 1637
20 Calgary 35 29 16 86 0.538 1623
21 Tampa Bay 37 35 7 81 0.513 1559
22 Winnipeg 36 34 9 81 0.513 1551
23 Minnesota 34 35 10 78 0.494 1527
24 Carolina 31 32 16 78 0.494 1513
25 Anaheim 33 35 11 77 0.487 1508
26 NY Islanders 33 35 11 77 0.487 1501
27 Toronto 34 36 9 77 0.487 1474
28 Montreal 29 35 15 73 0.462 1436
29 Edmonton 32 39 9 73 0.456 1410
30 Columbus 27 45 7 61 0.386 1203
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