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Vulgar Statistics: Power Rankings Week 3

10/30/11
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Hello and welcome to my weekly Power Rankings column. This was originally going to be a Friday installment, but with me going back to work, I can’t afford to stay up on Thursdays and wait for all the games to finish. Saturday it is!

This will be fairly straight forward and there is no personal bias here. I rank the teams in each conference in five categories Points, Goals For per Game, Goals Against per Game, Power Play Percentage, and Penalty Kill Percentage and sum them. The team with the lowest summed ranking (closest to first) is the best team in either conference. As the season wears on points will be weighted more and more as they will grow to become the most true representation of each team’s talent level.

All about the Buffalo Sabres

Vulgar Statistics: Power Rankings Week 2

October 22, 2011
by Alex

Hello and welcome to my weekly Power Rankings column. This was originally going to be a Friday installment, but with me going back to work, I can’t afford to stay up on Thursdays and wait for all the games to finish. Saturday it is!

This will be fairly straight forward and there is no personal bias here. I rank the teams in each conference in five categories Points, Goals For per Game, Goals Against per Game, Power Play Percentage, and Penalty Kill Percentage and sum them. The team with the lowest summed ranking (closest to first) is the best team in either conference. As the season wears on points will be weighted more and more as they will grow to become the most true representation of each team’s talent level.

Eastern Conference:

Ranked Too High: Florida – Looks like Stephen Weiss and a bunch of third liners to me.

Ranked Too Low: New York Rangers – That power play will come up and help their scoring woes.

Ranked Shockingly Right: Carolina – Same old story, statistically horrible, somehow wins games.

Western Conference:

Ranked Too High: Edmonton – They and Colorado see to want to trade the overachiever label every week.

Ranked Too Low: St. Louis – I will go down with the ship on this one.  That’s a good team.

Ranked Shockingly Right: Columbus – Yikes.

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