Mantaray Powerrankings: 10/27
The Mantaray NHL Team Powerrankings
weekending Saturday, October 26th.
A little food for debate.
Eat up!1. New Jersey Devils: 6 points in 3 days; outscored opponents 9-3 for the week.
2. Minnesota Wild: Lemaire building on youth, discipline, D and Fernandez.
3. Boston Bruins: Shields 3-0-2; Who needs Guerin when you have Thornton?
4. Tampa Bay Lightning: Khabibulin and speed coming together.
5. St.Louis Blues: Slow start but have won 5 in a row.
6. Philadelphia Flyers: Hitch***** has team focused and playing sound system.
7. Detroit Red Wings: Still very good, but weaker without Hasek & Yzerman.
8. Los Angeles Kings: Palfy, Allison hurt, but Murray has team unbeaten on road.
9. Dallas Stars: Turco, Modono and Morrow looking great.
10. Washington Capitals: Jagr, Bondra, Lang and still no scoring? Missing some D.
11. Ottawa Senators: Scoring starting to come around, no leader on PP point.
12. Colorado Avalanche: Last year was all Roy, lack of depth starting to show.
13. Pittsburgh Penguins: Mario, Morozov….and Dick Tarnstrom?
14. Buffalo Sabres: Scoring evaporating, first 3 games: 11GF. Last 3 games: 5.
15. Carolina Hurricanes: What has happened to Irbe and that defensive system.
16. Montreal Canadiens: Jose Theodore the next Jim Carry? 29 GA is a killer.
17. Vancouver Canucks: Jekyl/Hyde week; very inconsistent.
18. San Jose Sharks: Lack of Stuart & Sutter killing Sharks on backline.
19. Phoenix Coyotes: Where’s the D? Derion Quint is not the answer.
20. New York Islanders: Simple: No Peca, no heart (hart).
21. New York Rangers: a good week “only” 15 goals against.
22. Florida Panthers Work in progress; two game win streak snapped.
23. Chicago Blackhawks: D has been solid, miss Amonte & Daze; Nylander MIA.
24. Calgary Flames: Turek, young defense making things difficult.
25. Edmonton Oilers: No finishers.
26. Columbus Bluejackets: quietly turning season around; watch Ray Whitney.
27. Anaheim Mighty Ducks: Expected far too much from Giguere after last season.
28. Toronto Maple Leafs: Leafs miss Yushkevich on D; lines 2-4 have to produce.
29. Nashville Predators: After coming close a few games beat Detroit for win #1.
30. Atlanta Thrashers Other than Smehlik nothing on D; Hnilianka looks fryed.