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Vulgar Statistics: Power Rankings – Week 6

11/19/11
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Hello!  Wherever you may be, thanks for making these Power Rankings part of your day.  Great rankings for you today…

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.

Going to take a break from the norm and do something a little different:
Eastern Conference
Biggist Riser – Ottawa up four spots.  Three straight wins will do that for you.

Biggest Faller – Washington and Toronto down three spots for opposite reasons.  Washington can’t get its top players scoring, Toronto can’t play defense.

Western Conference

Biggest Riser – Los Angeles up five spots, though that’s not much of a story in the tight Western Conference.

Biggest Faller – Dallas down eight spots, which makes sense.  No one expected them to be all that good.

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