GREAT CANADIAN STANDINGS

CANADIAN NHL TEAM STANDINGS

#1 Montreal…..GP 16….12-3-1….25 pts….GF 51 GA 43

#2 Ottawa…….GP 13….11-2-0….22 pts….GF 64 GA 28

#3 Vancouver..GP 16….10-4-2….22 pts….GF 53 GA 47

#4 Toronto……GP 16……8-6-2….18 pts….GF 60 GA 59

#5 Calgary……GP 17……8-7-2….18 pts….GF 39 GA 44

#6 Edmonton…GP 17……8-8-1….17 pts….GF 51 GA 53

OFFENSE………………………………..DEFENSE

#1 Ottawa…….64 in 13 GP ………..#1 Ottawa……28 in 13 GP

#2 Toronto……60 in 16 GP ………..#2 Calgary…..44 in 17 GP

#3 Vancouver..53 in 16 GP ……….#3 Montreal…..43 in 16 GP

#4 Montreal…..51 in 16 GP ……….#4 Vancouver..47 in 16 GP

#5 Edmonton…51 in 17 GP ……….#5 Edmonton…53 in 17 GP

#6 Calgary……39 in 17 GP ……….#6 Toronto……59 in 16 GP

TEAM +/-

#1 Ottawa………..+36

#2 Montreal………+8

#3 Vancouver……+4

#4 Toronto……….+1

#5 Edmonton……..-2

#6 Calgary………..-5

STATISTICAL POWER RANKING

#1 Ottawa………23 pts

#2 Montreal…….18 pts

#3 Vancouver….15 pts

#4 Toronto……..12 pts

#5 Calgary………9 pts

#6 Edmonton……7 pts

The Power Ranking is achieved by assigning point totals based on position within a category, as an example if Toronto is in 6th place then they receive 1 point, where as if Toronto is in 1st place they receive 6 points. Once the points have been distributed add them up and achieve the ranking. This is a scoring system I came up with to rank only the Canadian teams early in the season. As you can see the rankings look eerily similar to the official NHL standings involving only Canadian teams.

The ranking does not take into consideration the games in hand, shootout victories or losses or any individual player statistics, including goaltending or leading scorers. Ottawa is far and away the best Canadian team to date, after that its pretty close between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, with Calgary and Edmonton hauling the rear. Using this info a team can determine what it needs to get better. Toronto simply needs to work on its defense and goaltending, where as a team like Calgary must acquire or generate more offense.

Teams like Edmonton, Vancouver and Montreal are in the proverbial grey area. Where Calgary and Vancouver are doing well now but could easily nose dive as fast as they have risen to the top, where as a team like Edmonton who is basically a .500 team right now seems to have a need for both offense and defense or goaltending. The stats tell the story but it’s up to the teams to decide which story they like better.


  • ructation