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The Central Division Blender Effect

The 2013-14 NHL season saw the Central Division send five teams to the Western Conference playoffs. (click to enlarge) At the top of the division with 112 points was the […]

by · January 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Power Rankings
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5 Scariest Cup Contenders as of January

When it comes to analyzing players and teams, no one stat, no one eye ball test is a perfect indicator of who is better. As analysts we try to look […]

by · January 5, 2015 · 6 comments · Power Rankings, Top 10 Lists
Pekka Rinne

NHL Surprises So Far

Heading into mid-November, the NHL has seen some notable surprises. Teams that were projected to be top contenders prior to the start of the season are having a bit of […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 3 comments · Power Rankings
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Studs and Duds: Team Edition

Now five weeks into the 2014-15 NHL season, there has been a bevy of surprises regarding the success of particular teams. While the majority of NHL teams are playing to […]

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THW’s Power Rankings: Week 3

The hockey community was shaken this week by the events that took place in Ottawa. It hit home to many hockey players who played with heavy hearts. Nonetheless, hockey continued, teams […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 3 comments · Power Rankings
Tyler Toffoli has had a torrid November, making him a hard to ignore option in most fantasy formats. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 2

I’ll admit I was a bit trigger happy with last week’s rankings. I focused too much on standings and records instead of how well teams actually played. A new week […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Power Rankings
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THW’s Power Rankings: Week 1

HOCKEY IS BACK! Over the last five days each team was given the chance to play a handful of games that actually meant something. Some teams started just the way everyone […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 2 comments · Power Rankings
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THW’s NHL Preseason Power Rankings

It’s time for hockey season ladies and gentlemen. Rosters are being trimmed down, players are fighting for final spots, and the season starts on Wednesday. It’s time to look at […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 9 comments · Power Rankings
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Western Conference Powers the NHL

As NHL training camps get under way next month, senior THW contributor Shawn Reznik will have more in depth power-rankings of the entire NHL but never too early for a […]

Grand Rapids Griffins bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Power Rankings Week 28

The AHL regular season will come to a close this week, and as of this writing, 11 teams have clinched their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, the […]

by · April 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Ritchie celebrates goal #4 with (L to R) Derek Meech, Maxime Fortunus, Mike Hedden and Justin Dowling. (Ross Bonander/THW)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 27

The final two weeks have arrived in the 2013-14 American Hockey League season, with multiple teams closing in on playoff spots. Two teams in the Eastern Conference and four teams […]

by · April 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings
Goalie John Muse will be a big part of Charlotte's push to make the playoffs. (Benjamin Reed/Flickr Creative Commons)

AHL Power Rankings: Week 26

As of this writing, six teams have secured spots in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs, which leaves all but two of the AHL’s other 24 teams to compete for the […]

by · April 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Power Rankings