NHL General

March 20- 2007 NHL Power Rankings

Yes, a promise was made during the March Madness Chat. If Edmonton and Los Angles didn’t get their acts together, the Flyers were going to move out of the basement. So, this week, my big winners are the Flyers, even though the Jackets and Hawks benifited from Edmonton and LA’s demotion. Where did your team fimish this week?

Rank (Pv)
1 (1) 47-20-6 To add to the injuries, Jordin Tootoo for five games after his sucker punch against Dallas. Yet, the Preds are the first team to 100 points this season.
2 (2) 46-19-7 Sabres find themselves in unfamiliar spot this season, holding a slim divisional margin.
3 (3) 45-18-9 Proof that March is the perfect time to get hot.
4 (5) 43-18-12 Teemu Selanne keeps the good ship Quack on track for the two seed.  
5 (6) 44-23-6 Alain Vigneault should get a hard look for the Jack Adams. That team should not be close to where they are.
6 (5) 43-21-8 Now is not the time to slip for the Devils. However, Broudeur is starting to show signs.
7 (7) 44-25-4 Joe Thornton is ready for the playoffs to start today.
8 (8) 43-24-5 Congrats to Mike Modano for his record-breaking 403rd goal. Most by any American.
9 (9) 42-23-8 Look out Buffalo, here come the Senators.
10 (10) 42-24-7 Three back as the season comes to an end. Will the Wild get a shot at their first ever division title?
11 (12) 41-22-10 The Pens are now two points away from completing what could only be described as a dream season. I’m sure Disney is acquiring the rights to this story right now.
12 (14) 39-25-10 Fun fact of the week: The Thrashers were swept by the Flyers this season. Yet, they are still managing to run away with their division.
13 (11) 39-30-4 The ‘Ning are slowing down, but still in the playoff race.
14 (13) 37-25-10 They were three back of the division leading Canucks this time last week, now, they could miss the playoffs. Could Jim Playfair be out the door?
15 (18) 37-29-6 Two weeks ago, it seemed that Colorado was going to head to the golf course. Now, the Avs are just four points away from the playoffs.
16 (16) 36-28-9 They’re clinging to the seven seed.
17 (17) 36-29-8 It looks as though the Canes will make the playoffs, seeing what’s behind them.
18 (15) 34-24-10 Rick DiPietro  is sorely needed for the Islanders’ playoff run.  
19 (19) 36-31-6 Could Jaroslav Halak become the new Montreal starter?
20 (20) 34-28-10 Tomas Kaberle is still not back for the Leafs.
21 (21) 34-32-5 Are the Bruins still playing hockey?
22 (23) 30-29-12 Unlike Edmonton, this team has some heart.
23 (23) 30-29-13 Olli Jokinen has put together a quiet 70-point season, again. Just imagine what he could do with some talent around him.
24 (29) 28-37-7 Rick Nash is trying to make sure the home team doesn’t pick first this upcoming draft.
25 (28) 27-35-9 Martin Havlat is the Hawks’ team MVP this year.
26 (25) 28-40-4 It’s not that they don’t give any effort. It’s just they’re a glorified ECHL team.
27 (28) 26-34-13 At least the Caps have exciting players to watch.
28 (30) 20-41-11 Out of dead last beacuse they’re still trying to play hockey.
29 (29) 25-34-14 They’re trying harder than the Oilers.
30 (24) 30-36-7 Look, even after Ryan Smith was traded, this was still a playoff team. Now, they have won only twice since the trade. If that’s not giving up on a season, I don’t know what is.  

By 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.

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