NHLN Power Rankings: Nov. 1, 2016

Scott Maxwell
November 01 2016 12:02PM


Starting this week, I will begin a weekly post on the previous week in the NHL. 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.

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What if a carrot was in charge of the Wings' offseason?

Scott Maxwell
August 27 2016 12:53PM

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I was feeling a bit nostalgic the other day, and was looking at a classic article at Pension Plan Puppets, looking back at the Toronto Maple Leafs 2013 free agency day, and deciding who had a better day: Dave Nonis, the Leafs GM at the time, or a potato?

And that got me thinking: what if I applied the same logic to Ken Holland's offseason this year? While maybe not as many historically bad moves, it was an offseason with it's fair share of bad moves, and has many wondering whether this may be the end of the Wings playoff streak. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to our challenger to Ken Holland, the carrot.

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The Top 5 Worst Moves by Ken Holland

Scott Maxwell
August 22 2016 04:38PM


Nobody's perfect, and that's especially the case with general managers in the world of sports. Hockeytown's notorious mastermind, Ken Holland, is certainly no exception. While he's made plenty of good moves in his almost 20 year tenure with the Red Wings, he's had his fair share of bad one's as well. So, let's take a look at his five worst moves in his career.

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Because it's the Cap: Pittsburgh Penguins

Scott Maxwell
June 23 2016 04:00PM


Woohoo, the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup! They looked like they were dead in the water, but then they turned it around and went all the way to the Cup! Nothing can change my positive feelings towards this team...

*looks at Pittsburgh's cap situation*

*spit take*

Okay, jokes aside, the Penguins are coming into the offseason with a Cup victory, and a messy cap situation. But, as I mentioned with the Los Angeles Kings and the Boston Bruins, you pay a hefty price to win a championship, and it can cause quite a mess in the salary cap. But, how will the team try and keep the band together without putting them in a terrible situation?

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Because It's The Cap: Dallas Stars

Scott Maxwell
June 18 2016 10:00AM


The NHL's most entertaining team is in a tight jam.

The Dallas Stars are stuck in a very abnormal cap situation. They have just 11 forwards, 4 defensemen, and 2 goalies locked up, with $13 million in cap space. While that isn't a huge issue, the two goalies account for almost 18% of the cap, and the team had the sixth worst save percentage this year. This was a team that made it to game 7 of the conference semifinals this year without Tyler Seguin, and could very well be a Cup contender if they improve in net, but it won't be easy.

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