Hi, there. Here are a few numbers for you to argue about while I wrap the party favors for a wedding that will greatly reduce my own personal power ranking.
Our calculated power rankings follow the media/punditry roundup below. Has anyone seen the deejay?
Weekly Round-Up of Opinion Polls
For our media roundup, we've gone back to mostly opinions, as Neil Greenberg has apparently stopped doing NHL power rankings.
|Site||Updated||New Ranking||Prior Ranking||Comments|
|CBS||11/18/2014||11||12||At 5-2-0 in November, the Isles look like a team ready to start enjoying some sustained success this season. They're in the upper third of the league in terms of possession and are averaging three goals per game.|
|ESPN||11/17/2014||9||13||How about Johnny Boychuk since arriving in Long Island from the Bruins just before the season? Try 12 points (2-10) in 16 games.|
|TSN||11/18/2014||19||---||Outscored 12-4 in three losses last week, the Islanders might be wondering what happened to that alleged offseason goaltending improvement, as Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson have combined for an .883 save percentage.|
|Fox||11/13/2014||11||21||The Islanders wrapped up a Western road swing in impressive fashion with wins in Anaheim, L.A. and Arizona. Then they came home and throttled the Avs, 6-0. We're going to keep saying it: New York is a team to watch this season.|
|USA Today||11/17/2014||8||---||Jaroslav Halak has settled down after a rough start to his Islanders career, and Brock Nelson is thriving.|
|Average||12||15||One of these things is not like the other.
What's up with TSN? They updated last night, so they're really talking about two weeks ago.
Lighthouse Hockey Power Rankings
Through 11/17/14 (so no Nabby-aided victories)
|GP||Reg W||OT W||SO||OT L||Reg L||LHH Pts||LHH Rating|
|2||Tampa Bay Lightning||19||10||2||3||0||4||77||130|
|6||St. Louis Blues||17||9||1||3||0||4||67||116|
|8||Detroit Red Wings||17||6||2||3||2||4||57||112|
|9||San Jose Sharks||20||8||0||4||0||8||60||106|
|11||New York Rangers||18||4||2||5||0||7||47||102|
|12||New York Islanders||17||7||1||3||0||6||55||101|
|13||Los Angeles Kings||18||7||1||3||2||5||59||100|
|19||Toronto Maple Leafs||18||8||1||1||1||7||57||97|
|20||New Jersey Devils||18||6||1||2||1||8||48||96|
|28||Columbus Blue Jackets||17||6||0||0||1||10||38||75|
If you're wondering how the Rangers leapfrogged us, you're not alone. I haven't paid attention to who they've played (and gained points against) lately. But I'm sure this will all normalize soon.
Okay, next week I'll be back to chatting a bit. See you on the other side!