NHLN Power Rankings: Mar. 7, 2017

Scott Maxwell
March 07 2017 03:34PM

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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Watch the Game Episode 28: Postponed Panthers Talk with Jameson Olive

Sam Blazer
March 06 2017 11:13AM

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It has been a couple of long weeks since we talked last. Sam had a conversation with Jameson Olive of the Florida Panthers about the team. This was before Thomas Vanek was added and was during their little win streak. While the talk may be a bit dated, the content is not as they try to take a deep dive into certain players on the team, including Derek McKenzie, Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr and so much more.

Get into it!

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The Nation Notebook: Colorado's futility, Kucherov's cheeky move, Ho-Sang, and Fleury

Christian Pagnani
March 06 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.  

Colorado is really bad, Nikita Kucherov fools Robin Lehner, Ho-Sang can't help but generate conversation around him, and Vegas might be eyeing Marc-André Fleury.

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

Cam Lewis
March 04 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  

The Capitals are going all in on their closing window of opportunity, but they'll have to get past the Penguins, who made nice, low-key additions to their depleted blue line. The Islanders yet again did nothing at the deadline, the Rangers and Blue Jackets both made minor additions, the Flyers made an odd move taking a big cap hit off Tampa Bay's hands, and the Devils and Hurricanes sold what they could. 

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What If Datsyuk Didn’t Retire Early?

Brock Seguin
March 04 2017 07:00AM

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When Ken Holland was selling off Unrestricted Free Agents two days ago it got me thinking. How did we get here? Was it just a matter of time? Did Holland’s mismanagement of the salary cap drive us into the ground? Then I came to the conclusion that this is happening because Pavel Datsyuk decided to leave and go back to Russia last spring. 

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