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February 6, 2007

NHL Power Rankings for Feb. 5- 2007

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Written by: matt Jordan
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As the trade deadline approaches, the Preds, Wings, and Sabres seem to be comfortably on top of the NHL world. Meanwhile, the teams that are in the middle of the pack just happen to be the same ones that all the rumors are flying. Teams like Colorado, Vancouver, Carolina and Toronto have been in the mill every day for the past two weeks, along with the Flyers. Where did your team finish this week?

Rank (Pv)
Team
Record
Comments
1 (1) 37-14-3
Steve Sullivan has a 10-game point streak.
2 (2) 35-15-4
Expect the Sabres to make some noise at the deadline.
3 (5) 33-14-6 Give it up for the old guys. Marty Broudeur and Dominik Hasek are having career years. That’s saying something since they were already locks for the Hall.
4 (3) 34-18-1 Mark Bell leads the top defense in the league in +/- with a +56. That is insane.
5 (4) 32-13-8 The Ducks are close to 100% again. However, it might not be enough in the loaded West.
6 (6) 32-15-6 Jamie Langenbrunner has led the charge the past couple of weeks at the Devils’ second line has become pure domination.
7 (7) 31-20-2
Anyone else going to watch that three dog fight known as the Pacific going down the stretch?
8 (12) 29-17-6 Alex Tanguay’s recent play has the Flames at the top, but there is no breathing room in the Northwest.
9 (8) 29-18-8 This space is usually reserved for my campaign for Marian Hossa to win the Hart, but in all honesty, the Thrashers are a solid team, and could be extremely hard to beat in the playoffs.
10 (11) 29-19-63 Sheldon Souray is going to be a guy to watch in the second half, he has five game winning goals this season.
11 (9) 30-21-3 Shockingly, Jason Spezza has been playing on Ottawa’s second line.
12 (10) 29-20-4 The Sedin twins have people wondering if Naslund is on his way out in ‘Cover.
13 (14) 29-21-4
Niklas Backstrom is going to have to elevate his game if the Wild want to stay in the hunt. Look for them to possibly make a play for Montreal’s David Aebischer if Manny Fernandez’s knee injury is worse than thought.
14 (15) 29-23-2 Johan Holmqvist has this team in strong playoff contention.
15 (14) 26-17-9 Sidney Crosby, enough said.
16 (20) 26-21-6
Andrew Raycroft is keeping the Leafs in the playoff hunt, but they need to do something about their offense.
17 (13) 26-22-7
Erik Cole is having a career year.
18 (19) 26-23-4
Every game is critical in the Northwest; this week could define the Oilers’ season.
19 (21) 25-21-7 It seems as though this team needs guys to step up, and they just aren’t getting the job done.
20 (17) 25-23-4 Brendan Shanahan must have found the same fountain of youth that Broudeur and Hasek did. Him and Jagr are having monster seasons.
21 (18) 25-23-4 The ‘Lanche desperately need defensive help. This is probably the best spot that Brad Stewart of the Bruins will end up. If he doesn’t, the Avs will be in an unfamiliar place come April, on the golf course.
22 (22) 23-24-4 Brad Boyes finally finds the net.
23 (23) 24-27-2 Well, at least spring training starts in a couple of weeks.
24 (24) 22-25-7 Olaf Kolzig is trying to put his season back on track.
25 (25) 21-24-8 Manny Legace has the Blues playing better, but still not good.
26 (26) 21-27-5 Zhedrev seems to have a upper repository infection, which makes htis team even worse.
27 (27) 20-24-10 Dear Todd Bertuzzi, please don’t return. There is no point in coming back.
28 (28) 19-26-7
Martin Havlat could be traded before the deadline.
29 (29) 18-30-7 The only question from Los Angles, where will Rob Blake go?
30 (30) 13-32-7 For my sanity, for everyone’s sanity, please, please trade Peter Forsberg soon. If I have to hear another rumor, I’m going to scream.



About the Author

matt Jordan
Matt is an in-studio producer for three radio stations in a six station cluster. He has produced and co-hosted three sports talk shows, with one of them becoming number one in the market. He also is a play by play announcer for the Florence Redwolves, who play in the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest College Summer League. He is in his fourth season. He also was the PA Announcer for the Florence Phantoms indoor football team. In his spare time Matt enjoys reading, writing, playing RTS video games, debating on religion, and good music. He is currently writing a play, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Matt also writes for Medusa's Kiss magazine.




3 Comments


  1. Anonymous

    Please refer to Sports Overload’s comment — Please refer to Sports Overload’s comment


  2. matt Jordan

    What does that mean? Are you trying to infer somthing? If so, then say it to my face. I can assure you that I come up with my own comments.

    If you don’t like my comments, then tell me what you don’t like about it. Otherwise, don’t leave cryptic messages.


  3. Philadelphiaflyernut

    No to trading Forsberg For the sanity of all us Flyers fans who are getting a “really cool looking” Forsberg Mug Head cup, let’s not trade.

    In all reality, I would prefer to keep him here for a PR standpoint. Why? Because there is not one marquee player on this team and if the Flyers front office wants to continue selling tickets, they better not think they can depend on names like Jeff Carter and Mike Richards to do that.



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