NHLN Power Rankings: Jan. 24, 2017

Scott Maxwell
January 24 2017 04:32PM

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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Quick Numbers: Jets prospects thriving in the WHL

Garret Hohl
January 23 2017 04:00PM

The Winnipeg Jets have four prospects in the Western Hockey League, and all four of them are leading their teams in point per game scoring pace.

Let's take a closer look.

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NHLN Notebook: Predators finding themselves, Wild expansion issues, and a Shootout controversy

Christian Pagnani
January 23 2017 12:50PM

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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 Nashville Predators are finally getting things figured out after a forgettable start, and are looking like the team that was projected by many to be a Stanley Cup Contender. The Leafs lost to the Sens in a shootout, causing Leafs Twitter to question the validity of a skills competition deciding games. And finally, the Minnesota Wild have a wealth of solid blue liners on their roster, but with expansion looming, they're at risk of losing some of them for nothing. 

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McDavid Hits a Milestone: The Race to 100 Adjusted to the 2005-2006 Season

Curtis LeBlanc
January 23 2017 09:00AM

This past Wednesday, the Hockey Jesus himself hit 100 points in just 92 games with an assist against the Florida Panthers. That pace put him fourth among active players, behind Alex Ovechkin (77 games), Sidney Crosby (80) and Evgeni Malkin (89).

After recording another assist in that game, he went on to beat the Panthers in overtime with just 2.6 seconds left, giving him 102 points in just 92 games. The OT winner was also a can't-miss goal-of-the-year candidate (and it could have been save-of-the-year material is Reimer had just held his ground).

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Is Pavelec The Answer To Making The Playoffs?

CurtyM
January 22 2017 12:00PM

The Jets were struggling. The goaltending tandem of Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson couldn't be consistent enough to go on a sustained winning streak. After a while the Jets didn't even look confident enough in net to make anyone feel like the playoffs were in their future. Then after frustration set in, they called up Ondrej Pavelec. The Jets are now 2-0 since Pavelec returned, but is he the answer?

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