NHLN Power Rankings: Mar. 21, 2017

Scott Maxwell
March 21 2017 05:03PM

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).

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Olympics? Don’t Hold Your Breath

baggedmilk
March 21 2017 04:07PM

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If you had dreams of NHL players going to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Gary Bettman likely just tinkled in your Corn Flakes.

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Future Free Agents: Michael Del Zotto

Cam Lewis
March 21 2017 07:00AM

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Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward. 

But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve stint, the DelZaster label is back. And the timing couldn’t be less fortunate, as Del Zotto is set to his the open market this summer. 

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The Nation Notebook: Cogliano's Streak, Blue Jackets History, and Chicago Fire

Christian Pagnani
March 20 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  

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Saturday Seven: March Madness

Curtis LeBlanc
March 18 2017 03:37PM

As we enter the final eighth of the 2016-2017 NHL Regular Season, it's looking like the excitement will sustain itself right through to the 9th of April. The Metropolitan Division is as hot as a sunspot, the Alberta teams are neck and neck in the Pacific, and five Canadian clubs are currently positioned to make the post-season. 

What a time to be alive.

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