January 17 2017 12:25PM
It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.
Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).
January 17 2017 11:00AM
It's been a little less than a month since our last Consolidated Rankings were published, but six of the eight list makers have put out new rankings, and there has been plenty of movement already. The World Junior Championships also took place in that time frame, and as that's one of the most important events of the season for draft eligible prospects, it factors heavily in the perception of many of the players.
Let's take a look at the potential first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as it looks in mid-January.
January 17 2017 09:00AM
Photo Credit: Perry Nelson - USA TODAY Sports
As the saying goes, one man's trash is another's treasure. The way P.A. Parenteau is cycling through teams, I find recycling a more apt fit between the well-traveled winger and the timeless adage though.
Of course, finding a fit for Parenteau hasn't exactly been a walk in the park. A veteran of eight NHL seasons, the 33-year-old winger is on his seventh team with the New Jersey Devils. As the Devils playoff hopes wane and the trade deadline encroaches, it's possible they won't even be his last this season either.
That's added incentive for Parenteau to play his part in a Devils turnaround. He sounds upbeat about the possibility, even as long odds await New Jersey at every turn.
January 16 2017 02:00PM
Patrick Maroon is a 5-on-5 beast, the NHL isn't happy about mascots fighting, Nolan Patrick returns from injury, and Maroon's son gets denied by Laurent Brossoit.
January 16 2017 12:40PM
Trouba played 31 minutes on Saturday. Buff played 27. I'd like to see Trouba with Morrissey for a bit with #nhljets.— gary lawless (@garylawless) January 16, 2017
In addition to my normal, long-form analysis with Behind the Numbers, we will be adding a new series to Jets Nation called Quick Numbers. In these posts I'll just be putting up some quick numbers and/or graphics related to Jet-centric topics.
Gary Lawless of TSN raised some points about switching up the top four alignment for the Winnipeg Jets, and frankly I agree. Here is a quick demonstration why.