NHLN Power Rankings: Nov. 7, 2016

Scott Maxwell
November 07 2016 03:19PM


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.

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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Analyzing the Jacob Trouba deal

Jacob Stoller
November 07 2016 02:44PM

The Jacob Trouba holdout has come to an end. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Jacob Trouba has signed a two-year contact with an AAV of 3 million dollars. That's a particularly low cap hit for a player that likely turned down a longer tenured deal with the Jets, in the hopes of getting out of Winnipeg as soon as possible. 

Why does the contract carry such short length along with a small cap hit? I think it's pretty safe to say this kind of deal was designed to attract teams to trade for Trouba and ultimately to increase the value of Trouba. 

Trouba signing this deal wasn't a sign of wanting to get back to Winnipeg as fast he can. Rather, hoping to get out of Winnipeg as fast as he can.  

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The Flames hate going to Disneyland

Ryan Pike
November 06 2016 02:00PM

The Calgary Flames are going for history tonight in Anaheim. The bad kind of history.

In the history of the National Hockey League, no team has lost 24 consecutive regular season road games against a single team. The Flames have lost 23 straight games at the Honda Center against the Anaheim Ducks. They have a 0-18-5 record in that span.

Here's a quick glance at Calgary's utter futility in Orange County and the 23 reasons they utterly hate going to Disneyland.

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Nurse Taking Steps Forward

Matt Henderson
November 06 2016 06:27AM

The Oilers wanted a driver. They wanted someone who wasn’t going to sit idly by as the team continued to struggle. They wanted Darnell Nurse. We are a scant 12 games into his second NHL season as a 21-year-old young man, but we are seeing glimpses of what the Oilers thought they were getting when they drafted Sault Ste Marie’s athletic and competitive star blueliner.

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NHLN Notebook: 10-0, Shea Weber's luck, and Alex Burmistrov's career

Cam Lewis
November 05 2016 09:00AM

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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. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the crap out of the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 10-0. It was probably the greatest game in franchise history, but, of course, all anybody can talk about is Shea Weber. 

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