NHL Power Rankings: First Installment (11/14/10)

November 14th, 2010 by Simon Cherin-Gordon Leave a reply »
Welcome to my first installment of the 2010-2011 NHL Power Rankings. Although we're over a month into the season, it's only now that we can truly start to rank teams based on how they look this year. Expect a new installment every two or three weeks.

Why read my power rankings? While it may be a tiresome topic, I feel like I bring a unique approach to my rankings. Rather than simply ranking the teams 1-30, I break them up into six categories:


Cup Favorites: Teams that should surprise no one were they to go all the way. The class of the league.

Cup Contenders: Teams that will surprise many if they go all the way, but shouldn't. Conference powers that are expected to at least make it out of the first round.

Sleepers: Teams that should make the playoffs, and are equipped to pull off a surprising playoff run. Last year, the Philadelphia Flyers dominated this section of my rankings.

Bubble Teams: Teams that may or may not make the playoffs. A bubble team is talented enough to make the playoffs, but is not (or is not playing like) a legitimate threat.

Longshots: Teams that are not likely to make the ...

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