NHLN Power Rankings: Nov. 15, 2016

Scott Maxwell
November 15 2016 03:24PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings, a weekly look 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.


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).

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NHLN Notebook: The Rangers are succeeding with four scoring lines, The Islanders are imploding

Cam Lewis
November 15 2016 11:00AM


The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

It's the New York edition! The Rangers have been operating with four scoring lines, like many have been suggesting teams do for quite some time now, and it's working nicely for them. The Islanders, on the other hand, are a complete dumpster fire, which certainly wasn't expected. 

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A fifth of the way there

Zach Laing
November 15 2016 07:00AM

My favourite stats website is back up and running and in doing some looking around, a few stats have caught my eye.

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Watch the Game Episode 8: The Enigmatic Edmonton Oilers with Jonathan Willis

Watch The Game Podcast
November 14 2016 04:19PM

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Cam and Sam discuss the NHL at the Olympics, hockey in Arizona, and the standings after one month before being joined with Jonathan Willis of Oilers Nation to discuss one of the league's most confusing teams. 

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Why hasn't Theoren Fleury made it into the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Ryan Pike
November 14 2016 02:00PM

It's Hall of Fame Induction Day today, as Sergei Makarov, Eric Lindros and Rogie Vachon join the elite group of male hockey players that have been inducted into the hallowed halls of hockeydom. Annually around this time, conversation turns to stellar National Hockey League players that are not yet in the Hall of Fame.

Most frequently mentioned by Calgary Flames followers: Theoren Fleury. Just 5'6" and 160 pounds with his gear on, and besieged by horrible off-ice problems illustrated in his book Playing With Fire, Fleury nonetheless put together a tremendously productive professional career. So how come he's not yet in the Hall? The short answer, it seems, is that his retirement had some awful timing given the other players who were eligible at the time.

To illustrate that, let's look at the 27 male players that have been inducted instead of Fleury since he became eligible for induction.

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