We’re virtually at an important level within the NHL calendar: American/actual Thanksgiving. It’s the time of 12 months when groups often hit the 20-game mark and the “it’s still early” excuse stops mattering a lot. There’s nonetheless time, however at that time, we have now a a lot clearer image of the panorama.

We’re not fairly there but, and there are nonetheless loads of data to be skeptical about, however we’re near seeing what these groups are actually product of.

This week, there’s a brand new group on the prime of the Power Rankings, and it’s time to begin contemplating them to be the actual deal. An 11-win streak is large, irrespective of when it occurs.

Last Week: 4
Record: 14-3-0
Dom rank: 1
Sean rank: 1


Before the season I threw out some private picks for the 12 months that had been based purely off vibes. Please ignore the vibes for the 31 different groups and bask within the glory of suggesting the Devils would one way or the other hit 103 factors. I obtained yelled at lots that day, however apparently that decision wasn’t optimistic sufficient. This group is the actual deal. They are quick, relentless on pucks, and don’t again down with a lead. They’re enjoyable as hell and there’s nonetheless loads of room on the wagon as they seemingly march towards the playoffs. They had been at 97 p.c earlier than Thursday evening’s win.

Sean: The wild factor right here is that we’re a legitimately good defensive group, course of by way of outcomes. Heading into Thursday evening, they had been thirty second in anticipated objectives in opposition to/60 and thirtieth in precise objectives in opposition to. That’s vital for just a few causes; it’s a change from final season when a revolving door of hot-mess goaltenders ruined issues for everybody; it’s a constructive signal for Vitek Vanecek, who’s been higher than common; and it exhibits that Lindy Ruff has the fellows essential to make his risk-tolerant, run-and-gun fashion really, y’know, work. Look out.


Last Week: 1
Record: 15-2-0
Dom rank: 2
Sean rank: 2

Sean: Tough break for the Bruins, huh? They went out, had themselves a 3-for-3 week and obtained themselves a (unanimous) boot out of the highest spot. Gotta beat some good groups, I suppose. Something to observe: David Krejci had a two-goal evening in opposition to the Flyers on Thursday, however earlier than that, he’d had an anticipated objectives share above 50 in certainly one of his final eight video games. It’s nothing to be overly involved about — Krejci’s level manufacturing has been tremendous, and Boston is fortunate to have him round — however in addition they want him to be higher than what we’ve seen.

Dom: Boston could be the precise finest group within the NHL, however the Power Rankings aren’t at all times about that. The Devils’ vibes are reaching peak ranges proper now, sufficient to barely nudge Boston down in the meanwhile. It’s nothing private.

Last Week: 2
Record: 14-4-0
Dom rank: 3
Sean rank: 3

Dom: Nice man. Tries arduous. Loves the sport a lot he performed 1,000 straight video games. What an unimaginable accomplishment for Power Rankings HQ favourite Phil Kessel. Now please, get us a photograph of Phil really sporting this jacket.

Sean: Another Phil celebration on Thursday evening! There are like a half-dozen different tweets we might embed right here. I’m beginning a bizarre streak of dumping on the top-ranked groups right here, however … are we prepared to fret a bit about Vegas’ goaltending? Heading into Thursday’s recreation in opposition to the Coyotes, Logan Thompson and Adin Hill had been each underwater in GSAx for November, and Thompson had the sting with a save share of .900.

Last Week: 3
Record: 10-5-2
Dom rank: 4
Sean rank: 4

Sean: Would it have been higher if the Canes beat Colorado on Thursday evening? Sure. What they did as a substitute — an OT loss wherein they outshot the Avs in any respect strengths 48-15, outchanced them 44-14, beat them 17-7 in high-danger possibilities and managed practically 77 p.c of the anticipated objectives — was tremendous. I had them at 4 to begin the evening, and nothing occurred that modified my thoughts. They’re actually good. No notes.

Dom: No notes certainly. They began the evening with a 60 p.c anticipated objectives fee and solely improved that with a dominant shot clock efficiency in opposition to the Avalanche. That means greater than the end result. Right now it looks like there’s a really clear prime 4 within the league and we’re going to wish extra from the skin group to dethrone this group.

Last Week: 6
Record: 10-5-2
Dom rank: 6
Sean rank: 5

Dom: Earlier this week I added an area on this web site to test in on how a lot worth every participant is bringing to their groups this season, a GSVA leaderboard. At the very prime of that record is Jason Robertson because of 26 factors in 17 video games and a few ridiculous on-ice outcomes at five-on-five. That prime line continues to destroy opponents and Robertson is main the best way there. He’s on a 10-game heater with 19 factors in that span. I might love to speak about another person on this group, however it’s arduous to do this when the highest line continues to be the story.

Sean: Fine, I’ll do it. Tyler Seguin has 13 factors in 17 video games. His five-on-five numbers with Mason Marchment aren’t nice, however it looks like these two ought to work collectively, particularly in the event that they’re taking part in with somebody apart from Jamie Benn or Denis Gurianov. They’re on the prime of the record of groups that want, like, yet one more piece, however in the meanwhile, they’re capped out. We’ll see what occurs there.

Pavel Francouz. (Ron Chenoy / USA Today)

6. Colorado Avalanche

Last Week: 7
Record: 9-5-1
Dom rank: 5
Sean rank: 6

Sean: We talked concerning the Canes-Avs recreation a bit earlier. Shoutout to the person chargeable for the end result; Pavel Francouz, based mostly on his efficiency on Thursday evening alone, goes to leap from thirty ninth to 18th in GSAx for the season. Crazy stuff from him. Seems like they’ve two goalies once more — not a foul trump card for a group nonetheless lacking three of its finest gamers (Gabriel Landeskog, Valeri Nichushkin, Bowen Byram).

Dom: Should we be anxious that the Avalanche are the one preseason contender getting out-chanced at five-on-five proper now? Yes, they’re coping with big-time accidents –– however that solely highlights how a lot depth this group misplaced in the course of the summer season. They’re profitable for now, however in contrast to earlier seasons, I’m not liking how they’re getting there.

Last Week: 13
Record: 10-4-1
Dom rank: 7
Sean rank: 7

Dom: With nice energy comes nice accountability.

We perceive the affect we have now right here; how our phrases and ranks can form every group’s league-wide Respect-O-Meter. It’s a present, but in addition a curse. After final week’s Thirteenth-place rank, it was no shock to see Jets author Murat Ates go to bat for the group he covers: a team that deserves more Respect.

As with something Murat writes, it was a improbable piece –– one which supplied loads of soul-searching for the Power Rankings Boys. Have we been too imply to the Winnipeg Jets? Maybe. We strive arduous to not make this the Power Standings, however typically, it’s okay to present just a little token of appreciation for a group that’s rattling off Ws. We’re pleased with you Jets. You maintain profitable no matter approach you are feeling comfy profitable, we’ll be off to the facet right here with nothing however respect in our hearts and the hope that you just received’t betray us with a three-game dropping streak.

Also, Kyle Connor guidelines.

Sean: We talked to Murat on the podcast about all that. He was nice, and I’m not going to rehash something — it truly is price your time, for a lot of reasons. The two details I wish to make: Goaltending counts, particularly when it’s coming from somebody as reliably good as Connor Hellebuyck; and Winnipeg had a pleasant week. A win over the Kraken, a aggressive loss in opposition to the Flames and an occasion of caring for enterprise over a bottom-feeder like Anaheim? Nothing incorrect with that.

Last Week: 8
Record: 9-5-4
Dom rank: 9
Sean rank: 8

Dom: This could be the primary time in Power Rankings historical past that Sean ranks the Leafs increased than I do. I’m undecided how this occurred. Going to need to test my Leafs homer card on the door now that I’m a Devils fan.

Sean: Ah buddy, one week isn’t sufficient to take that from you. I preferred this piece from Cam Charron concerning the injured T.J. Brodie, notably for the purpose he made up prime — Toronto isn’t a bad defensive team. They’ve obtained points, however that one (at the very least) is overblown.

Dom: I used to be going to say don’t feed the trolls earlier than I remembered you had been their chief.

Last Week: 5
Record: 9-7-1
Dom rank: 8
Sean rank: 10

Sean: Loved this clip of Carter Verhaeghe. He’s obtained 11 factors in his final seven video games, and it’s due to stuff like that. Ideal Matthew Tkachuk linemate proper there.

Dom: The wheels in that first clip, wow. He could be one of many league’s most underrated gamers and that prime line is downright terrifying. They have a 67 p.c anticipated objectives fee collectively and have outscored opponents 10-2 in simply 90 minutes.

Last Week: 10
Record: 10-6-1
Dom rank: 10
Sean rank: 9

Sean: “Nick Paul between Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn” looks like the most recent Jon Cooper ticket to hit. Together, these three have an anticipated objectives fee of about 60 and an precise objectives fee of 75. If the Ross ColtonVladislav NamestnikovCorey Perry line retains it up, I don’t suppose we’re going to convey up the Lightning’s depth points all that always. They smoked Calgary on Thursday evening.

Dom: Right now I’m a bit extra anxious concerning the blue line, particularly if Victor Hedman continues to look simply odd. Just 9 factors in 15 video games and getting out-chanced at five-on-five with a fair aim distinction. That’s not what we often get from him.

11. New York Islanders

Last Week: 14
Record: 11-7-0
Dom rank: 11
Sean rank: 11

Dom: I really like these charts from Micah McCurdy for the best way they seize recreation movement. This one is an all-timer from Thursday evening. Five posts!

While the fixed stress to shut the sport is good to see, the walloping the group took earlier than that’s extra vital. Five minutes into the second when Nashville made it 4-1, the xG margin was 2.5-to-0.3 in favor of the Predators. That’s not ok and the principle purpose we’ve been typically low on the membership. They’re ranked this excessive due to their report, however that doesn’t really feel all that sustainable if the group is that listless for 25 minutes to begin a hockey recreation.

Sean: They’re forward of the Rangers this week, although. All good. Has Mathew Barzal scored but? Doesn’t seem like it.

12. Seattle Kraken

Last Week: 11
Record: 9-5-3
Dom rank: 13
Sean rank: 12

Sean: Matty Beniers has one aim in November and continues to be only one off the group lead; Jared McCann scored his sixth on Thursday evening. Probably not best — some added offensive punch on the prime of the lineup was a giant purpose I began to purchase into this roster total, and Beniers was an enormous a part of that. Maybe don’t write him in pen because the Calder Trophy winner simply but. The different purpose, although, nonetheless stands. Martin Jones is giving Seattle NHL-caliber goaltending. Wild how that works.

Dom: Five objectives in 17 video games is a 24-goal tempo, which isn’t best for a man on the prime of a group’s scoring leaderboard. But it is a group constructed on depth and it helps to even have Jordan Eberle and Jaden Schwartz scoring on the identical fee, McCann with six in 14 and three others with 4. That’s all in all probability nonetheless not sufficient to be taken significantly although which is why the surge in goaltending is the most important story right here.

13. New York Rangers

Last Week: 9
Record: 8-6-4
Dom rank: 12
Sean rank: 13

Dom: Adam Fox received the Norris Trophy two seasons in the past and he could be topping that run this 12 months. He’s as much as 20 factors in 18 video games this 12 months and obliterating folks at five-on-five to the tune of a 62 p.c anticipated objectives fee. He’s a giant purpose the Rangers are controlling play a lot better this 12 months. The group’s report isn’t there but, however it looks like they’re doing sufficient issues proper to determine it out quickly.

Sean: Yeah, there are good issues occurring on the periphery. One of them is the play of Filip Chytil, who’s amped up his level manufacturing at 3C regardless of virtually by no means getting power-play time and solely taking part in 13 minutes a recreation. He’s efficient within the time he sees (81.1 objectives share, 64.0 anticipated objectives share coming into Thursday), giving the Rangers a shot of depth that they actually, really want.

Last Week: 17
Record: 11-7-1
Dom rank: 15
Sean rank: 14

Sean: We’re going to need to run periodic checks on Gabriel Vilardi — and, yep, the breakout season continues to be ongoing, regardless of a dip within the final couple weeks. Vilardi is tied for ninth within the league with 10 objectives. The taking pictures share continues to be excessive (above 21), however the underlyings are sturdy sufficient to recommend that it may not matter all that a lot. He’s additionally a blast to observe and a giant purpose the Kings are outrunning some persistently suspect play from each of their goaltenders.

Dom: He has the very best common Game Score on the group at 1.33. Next up? Trevor Moore, who had a hat trick on Wednesday evening in a win over the Oilers. He’s been a particularly nice shock for the Kings over the past two seasons. He’s obtained 15 factors this 12 months and has been a good play-driver besides.

Last Week: 16
Record: 7-7-3
Dom rank: 14
Sean rank: 15

Dom: The Penguins are sitting at 7-7-3 on the season and a part of the issue there could be a surprisingly weak energy play. Pittsburgh sits twenty first within the league with a 20 p.c effectivity, however it shouldn’t be lengthy earlier than the tables begin turning. Thursday’s win in opposition to the Wild had the group going two-for-five and that’s a pleasant begin, however the actual purpose for optimism is the probabilities generated. Going into Thursday the Penguins scored simply 6.6 goals-per-60 on 9.1 anticipated goals-per-60. The latter mark is prime 10 within the league –– that’s the place this group belongs with the person benefit.

Sean: They additionally might need a Tristan Jarry downside. He pulled it collectively in opposition to Minnesota on Thursday evening to some extent, however he’s below .900 on the season, towards the underside of the league in GSAx and dropping begins to Casey DeSmith. That’s not going to work long-term for Pittsburgh. That’s a group that must be periodically bailed out by its goalie, and Jarry hasn’t been near doing that.

16. Edmonton Oilers

Last Week: 12
Record: 9-8-0
Dom rank: 16
Sean rank: 17

Dom: Checking some math right here. Connor McDavid is on tempo to attain six million factors this season whereas not outscoring the opposition at five-on-five. Is that good?

Sean: Wait, I assumed McDavid might simply select to do no matter he wished. Can’t he merely resolve to be good defensively? I’m making an attempt to not simply blame that on Jack Campbell, and it’s powerful.

Dom: Last 12 months he determined that. This 12 months I assume he determined to attain objectives as a substitute. This 12 months’s model feels extra enjoyable.

17. Minnesota Wild

Last Week: 15
Record: 7-8-2
Dom rank: 17
Sean rank: 16

Sean: Elite efficiency from Russo on Thursday evening.


Less so for the house group. The Wild are a large number, in the mean time, they usually don’t have Marc-Andre Fleury to bail them out. Filip Gustavsson was brutal in opposition to Pittsburgh, and he’s going to get at the very least just a few extra begins whereas Fleury is on injured reserve.

Dom: As a lifelong* fan of the Minnesota Wild, this season has been extraordinarily making an attempt. The vibes are now not immaculate. RIP Minnesota Wild.

*like two years.

18. Calgary Flames

Last Week: 18
Record: 7-7-2
Dom rank: 18
Sean rank: 18

Sean: Jonathan Huberdeau has eight factors in 13 video games and a median recreation rating of 0.83. That’s not going to chop it — and no, I’m not going to juxtapose it with Matthew Tkachuk’s corresponding rating. That’d be imply. Calgary performs Florida on Saturday evening, although.

Dom: Enough folks yelled at me final 12 months for the sheer audacity of suggesting Tkachuk could be the higher participant – so I’ll gladly do it.

He’s obtained 21 factors in 15 video games and a median Game Score of two.11 – which leads the league. Interesting.

19. Nashville Predators

Last Week: 25
Record: 8-8-1
Dom rank: 20
Sean rank: 19

Dom: Suddenly, the Predators are on a three-game win streak and have received 5 of seven to be again at faux .500. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi are main the cost there whereas Juuse Saros – except for a meltdown in opposition to the Kraken – has regarded higher of late too. Nashville wants all three of these guys to be elite to get again within the thick of the playoff hunt and the final couple of weeks have supplied strong progress on that entrance.

Sean: Saros is the massive one right here. I don’t suppose Nashville is an precise contender, and I wouldn’t guess on them to make the playoffs, but when they grasp round lengthy sufficient to make stuff fascinating, it’s going to be due to the goalie. In his final six video games, he’s had two disasters and 4 video games with save percentages of .933 or increased. The Preds will take that.

Last Week: 20
Record: 8-5-4
Dom rank: 19
Sean rank: 20

Sean: Dominik Kubalik is on monitor to be one of many nice “found money” gamers of current historical past. He’s over a degree per recreation (20 in 17) and including pop to an influence play that actually, actually wanted it. The underlyings are ugly, however no matter — he’s producing, and he’s doing it for subsequent to nothing. The most bare little bit of tanking anybody is ever going to see, courtesy of the Blackhawks.

Dom: Considering how Chicago has regarded barely competent this 12 months, it’s honest to wonder if dropping out and eliminating Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach, Dylan Strome and Dominik Kubalik was actually the wisest selection. Strome and Kubalik had been particularly unusual as a result of they simply straight up didn’t qualify them. Now that’s Detroit’s acquire as Kubalik is trying just like the dominant scorer he was again in his rookie season when he potted 30 objectives in 68 video games.

Last Week: 28
Record: 8-8-0
Dom rank: 21
Sean rank: 21

Dom: As it seems, the St. Louis Blues will not be the worst group of all time, regardless of dropping eight straight video games. Shades of final 12 months’s dominant group have proven up over the past week, with the group reeling off 5 straight wins – two of which had been in opposition to very sturdy Vegas and Colorado groups. Not unhealthy in any respect, and the group is again to even with an 8-8-0 report. I’m nonetheless not offered that they’re nearly as good as final 12 months, however the win streak helps the Blues inch nearer to the place they need to be: the playoff bubble. Jordan Kyrou and Ryan O’Reilly returning to type throughout this stretch has helped get them there.

Sean: Washington simply hung 47 pictures on poor Thomas Greiss, however he made it work. I’m legitimately psyched to see what Blues followers are saying within the feedback this week. Been an emotional curler coaster down there for you of us.

22. Washington Capitals

Last Week: 21
Record: 7-9-3
Dom rank: 22
Sean rank: 22

Sean: I had a thought on Thursday night; we began doing these late within the 2020-21 season, and I don’t suppose we’d ever gone as lengthy with out focusing the Caps’ blurb on Alex Ovechkin. Of course he went out and scored in opposition to the Blues. Of course he did.

Dom: He solely has 9 objectives in 19 video games? Pfttt. That can be his lowest aim tempo in six years. No marvel we didn’t point out him.

But significantly, the dude is 37 years previous and continues to be on monitor to attain 40 objectives. Russian Machine really doesn’t break.

Last Week: 24
Record: 8-8-1
Dom rank: 23
Sean rank: 23

Dom: Nick Suzuki’s begin to the season has been a wild one which I’ve nothing however respect for. Suzuki has 11 objectives however has solely 3.7 anticipated objectives. At five-on-five he’s been on the ice for 20 objectives however was solely anticipated to be on for 7.9. Montreal is out-scoring groups by six with him on the ice however ought to’ve been outscored by 5 as a substitute. Puck luck can do some wacky issues in small samples and that’s created a dream begin for Suzuki who has 21 factors in 17 video games and a 39 p.c anticipated objectives fee. It doesn’t make any sense, however who cares – benefit from the trip whereas it lasts.

Sean: Nice strive.

People nonetheless aren’t going to neglect what you stated about that contract. They’ll willfully misread your level, positive, however they received’t neglect.

Dom: I’ll copy and paste the purpose verbatim, for these selectively remembering issues then:

“Consider this a warning sign more than Suzuki actually belonging. The model spits out this result because Suzuki is not currently an $8 million player. He’s not close either and there’s a lot more risk now with his deal. With the deal being eight years long, the yearly negative surplus also compounds.

With that being said, it would be an absolute shock to see him anywhere close to this list next season. He’s a talent worth betting on, even if the odds lowered after last season.”

Last Week: 22
Record: 6-9-1
Dom rank: 24
Sean rank: 24

Sean: It looks like no matter Sens followers hadn’t pushed the panic button would’ve reached for it with a loss to Buffalo on Thursday. Instead, they obtained an incredible recreation out of Jake Sanderson on an evening when he needed to do some heavy lifting. Sanderson seems nice and the numbers again it up. Maybe Ottawa can get him some assist, even when Thomas Chabot and Artem Zub are again within the lineup.

Dom: Worth noting that the Senators have had some fairly unhealthy luck by way of sequencing. Their plus-one aim differential places them forward of the 11-7-1 Kings who’ve scored as many objectives as they’ve allowed this season. A number of bounces going in another way and Ottawa’s report can be rather more respectable.

25. Philadelphia Flyers

Last Week: 23
Record: 7-7-3
Dom rank: 26
Sean rank: 25

Dom: The Flyers have misplaced 5 straight, giving up 4 or extra objectives in every of these video games. That’s extra prefer it. This just about sums it up.

Sean: They’ve obtained the identical factors share as Montreal and St. Louis. They need to be down right here. That stated, the gamers did one thing good for Jimmy Hayes’ household this week.

26. Buffalo Sabres

Last Week: 19
Record: 7-10-0
Dom rank: 25
Sean rank: 26

Sean: The Sabres’ seven-game dropping streak, if it ends soon-ish, goes to be delicate by their current customary of early-season collapses. Not positive it’s gonna; these guys don’t look so good! I take no pleasure on this. You might … not me, although.

Dom: The excellent news is that regardless of the skid, Mt. Tage continues to be erupting on a nightly foundation. He’s on a six-game level streak with 5 objectives and eight factors. Thompson being the actual deal and the Sabres sucking for yet one more 12 months is a best-case state of affairs for this 12 months’s loaded draft class. Give this group Connor Bedard and the ascent begins for actual subsequent season.

27. Chicago Blackhawks

Last Week: 27
Record: 6-7-3
Dom rank: 28
Sean rank: 27

Dom: The Blackhawks getting smoked 5-2 by the Blues and 3-0 by the Hurricanes looks like the start of a snowball rolling down a large hill. The surprisingly competent begin was cute and enjoyable for a bit – however let’s be actual right here. We know the place a group with a prime pair of Jack Johnson and Jake McCabe goes from right here on out.

Sean: Chicago is permitting about 5 extra high-danger possibilities/60 since Seth Jones broke his hand, and he’s going to overlook much more time than anticipated. Johnson and McCabe virtually have to be Chicago’s prime pair, based mostly on the play of Caleb Jones and Alec Regula. Brutal.

Last Week: 29
Dom rank: 27
Sean rank: 28

Sean: It’s actually, actually arduous to think about the Sharks and Sens linking as much as ship Erik Karlsson again to Ottawa for just a few causes — San Jose must eat a ton of cash, and the Sens appear allergic to buying and selling anybody away from a roster that’s by no means received a single factor. And that, my boy, looks like a disgrace.

Dom: Ho hum, one other four-point evening for Karlsson who, one way or the other, has 28 in 19 video games. That’s simply foolish. An informal 121-point tempo. I hope he hits 100.

Last Week: 26
Record: 5-9-3
Dom rank: 29
Sean rank: 30

Dom: It’s nonetheless gorgeous to me that the Canucks discover themselves within the league’s basement. I imply, they’re not a very good group –– however they need to be so a lot better than this… proper? If you advised me Elias Pettersson would get again on the famous person monitor and that Bo Horvat can be one of many league’s premier aim scorers to begin the season, I might’ve figured this group can be difficult for the division. This? It makes no rattling sense for a group of their expertise degree. It’s not loads of expertise, however it’s not this both.

Sean: What about it’s gorgeous? The GM is brazenly antagonizing the coach, who has a less-than-zero-percent likelihood at conserving his job and the proprietor of the group, final I checked, hasn’t modified. They’re behind the eight ball for the remainder of the season, at minimal. Also, I’m not placing Pettersson again on the famous person monitor anytime quickly. Sorry!

Dom: It’s gorgeous as a result of the roster, on paper, isn’t this unhealthy. Pettersson has 20 factors in 17 video games, a 55 p.c anticipated objectives fee and 63 p.c of the particular objectives by the best way. On this group!

30. Arizona Coyotes

Last Week: 30
Record: 6-9-1
Dom rank: 30
Sean rank: 29

Sean: By this time subsequent week, Jakob Chychrun goes to be taking part in precise video games. Soon after that, mercifully, he’ll be traded. Please, let this a part of the Coyotes ordeal come to an finish. Whatever. This group has scored 41 objectives in 16 video games and one way or the other received six of them. Salute.

Dom: I clearly haven’t been being attentive to this group or their schedule as a result of I’m simply studying that 19 of their first 23 video games can be on the street. Good factor they’re actively making an attempt to lose this 12 months as a result of that’s brutal.

Last Week: 32
Record: 6-9-1
Dom rank: 31
Sean rank: 31

Dom: Erik Gudbranson: $4 million per season for 4 years. How does that contract occur within the 12 months 2022?

And but, the Blue Jackets have received two in a row with Gudbranson taking part in 26 and 27 minutes. Amazing.

Sean: A roster that was overrated to start with, mixed with an entire bunch of accidents, has the vibe round that group hard-pivoting towards “develop the young guys.” They’re within the hangover portion of the Johnny Gaudreau sugar excessive.

32. Anaheim Ducks

Last Week: 31
Record: 5-11-1
Dom rank: 32
Sean rank: 32

Dom: Checking some extra math right here. The Anaheim Ducks are on tempo to actually by no means win a recreation in regulation. Is that good?

Sean: Think of a class, and the Ducks are both on the backside of the league or shut sufficient.

(Top photograph: Steph Chambers / Getty Images)

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