NHL Power Rankings: American Thanksgiving Edition – Post World

All of the food debates now going on across America completely misses the point. The joy of Thanksgiving, whichever month you celebrate it, is not rooted in a single item on your plate; It is the fact that there is no shame in filling this bad boy as many times as you want.

Vacation is a hedonist’s paradise!

Of course, as a buddy of mine likes to say, the good times always come up for grabs. And anyone who’s ever been overcrowded with turkey can tell you that deep, depilatory lethargy often sets in about two hours after dinner.

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This NHL campaign kicked off shortly after Thanksgiving in Canada, and six weeks into the season started, some players look like they’re still shaking drumsticks. Sleepy starts can of course be forgiven as long as they don’t last too long.

With that in mind, this week’s power rankings highlight one player on each roster who could use a splash of hot sauce in their diet.

1. Florida-Panther (14-2-3)

Patric Hornqvist is not a leader on this team but he scored 26 goals for the Cats last season. It took him 11 games to get on the board this year, and he’s only buried two pucks in 19 games so far.

2. Carolina Hurricanes (14-3-1)

I’m sure Jesperi Kotkaniemi is happy to be on a new team, I’m sure Carolina saw the offer sheet as a long game for a man who is only 21 years old. However, Kotkaniemi has scored three goals and only one assist in 18 games this year. He has also seen less than 10 minutes of ice in three of his last six competitions.

3. Calgary-Flammen (12-3-5)

If I told you that Calgary would be one of the teams to start the year, wouldn’t you assume Sean Monahan has regained his 30-goal form? The large center has only two markings all year round. Monahan has set a 14-goal pace in 70 competitions since the start of last season.

4. Edmonton-Öler (14-5-0)

Kailer Yamamoto has scored five points in 19 games as the 2017 first-round player can’t seem to find anything close to the points-per-game pace he showed in 27 games in 2019-20.

5. Washington Capitals (12-3-5)

It’s not that Vitek Vanecek was bad, it’s more that he just didn’t take the bull by the horns when Ilya Samsonov was out or a bit of a fight after returning from an injury. Vanecek’s .916 save percentage at even strength puts him in 32nd place in the league with at least five games played. (To be fair, Samsonov is only 30th at .918).

6. Colorado-Lawine (10-5-1)

We’re happy to give Darcy Kuemper time to get used to his new team, but even during the Avs’ recent hot streak, Kuemper’s save percentage is a ho-hum 0.908 in his last nine games. He’s also on a bizarre run where he loses skate blades in the middle of the action.

7. Tampa Bay Blitz (11-4-3)

Corey Perry scored his first goal of the year in a win over Philly Tuesday night and did the whole thing where you pretend to grab the monkey sitting on your back and toss it into the stands. Nobody expects the ex-MVP to lighten it up, but he should probably get a little more points on the warm-up before going to shine in the playoffs.

8. Toronto Maple Leafs (14-6-1)

Zero goals in 21 games is not what the team had in mind for Nick Ritchie, who failed to seize a prime opportunity to prove that his pace of 22 goals from last season was no accident.

9. New Yorker Ranger (12-4-3)

Igor Shesterkin may be the man, but a little help from Alexandar Georgiev would be nice. The Bulgarian has the worst defense rate (0.858) of the 56 goalkeepers who have appeared in at least five games.

10. Minnesota Wild (12-6-1)

That award was lost to Kevin Fiala last week, but he’s come alive with four points in his last five appearances. So we have to stick to the goalkeeping duo Cam Talbot and Kaapo Kahkonen, who together have the six worst defense rates in the league (0.896).

11. Columbus blue jackets (11-6-0)

It is difficult to find dogs in good teams; It is almost impossible to find them in towering squads. However, it took Jack Roslovic 16 games to find the end of the net, and I think we can safely say that Columbus was hoping for a better production than the native boy’s.

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12. Pittsburgh-Pinguine (9-6-4)

Yes we do it! Come on, Crosby, shake off the lead! Sid has only scored one goal and two points in seven games and loses 60 percent of his innuendos. Quickly read all of this all over again before it changes.

13. Vegas Golden Knights (12-8-0)

We really had to come here because so many major Vegas players missed important parts of the season. Somehow we picked Shea Theodore, who is actually one of the best skaters in Vegas. The defender’s possession numbers have always been skyrocketing and his Corsi hasn’t dropped below 60 percent in the past three seasons. At the moment, however, it sits at 50.7.

14. Boston Bruins (10-6-0)

He will surely dwarf the five goals he scored last season, but Jake DeBrusk is still only scoring a 15-goal pace.

15. New Jersey Devils (8-5-4)

Nico Hischier is not really number 1 in the overall standings and has a shooting rate of 5.9 percent, but two goals in 17 games for the captain are not a great look.

16. St. Louis Blues (10-7-2) It’s wonderful to see young players like Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas start out in St. Louis, but the Blues would enjoy seeing Ryan O’Reilly again that 70- Points score would reach guy.

17. Anaheim-Enten (10-7-3)

Max Comtois is currently out after having had an operation on his right hand. We’ll see what happens when he returns, but his only point in 13 games hasn’t picked up where his breakout year left off last season.

18. Winnipeg-Jets (9-6-4)

Five assists (and no goals) in 14 games? Not a single point in the last four games, all losses for the Jets? Who is this scammer Blake Wheeler?

19. San Jose Haie (10-8-1)

The net was Adin Hills losing and losing, he posted a 0.890 save percentage while James Reimer shone with a 0.936 mark.

20. Philadelphia-Flyer (8-6-4)

The arrow has been pointing to James van Riemsdyk for a number of years, but JVR have only scored two goals in 18 games this season.

21. Nashville Predators (10-8-1)

It looked like the Eeli Tolvanen thing might finally happen last season but he’s been sitting on a single goal in 19 games.

22. Dallas-Stars (8-7-2)

The UFA contract that Dallas gave Alexander Radulov in the summer of 2017 would always result in falling returns – and reduce those returns, as the Russian only has a single marker in 17 games this year.

23. Detroit Red Wings (9-9-3)

While the youngsters crowd around him in the line-up, Filip Zadina just has to click. The sixth overall selection of 2018 sits on three goals in 21 games.

24. Los Angeles Kings (8-8-3)

We’re giving it to the entire Defense Corps because Drew Doughty was the only blueliner at the club to score a year-round before the Wednesday night tilt with the Leafs. Sean Durzi, who made his NHL debut against the team that drafted him, finished second in a 6-2 drubing.

25. New York Islanders (5-9-2)

Between a 13-game roadie at the start of the year, a COVID outbreak and three straight Ls to kick off the UBS Arena era, we can safely say that the Islanders have a year ahead of Hell. Basically everyone outside of Ilya Sorokin has disappointed, but Mathew Barzal can wear it because he gets paid to be a 75 point guy, not a 50 point guy.

26. Chicago Blackhawks (6-11-2)

Obviously, all of the Jonathan Toews would slack off a lot when he returned from a year without hockey. Even so, the captain plays 18 minutes a night and has yet to find the network.

27. Buffalo saber (7-10-2)

Offensive from the blue line has always been Will Butcher’s calling card, but the former Devil has only two points in his first 15 appearances as a saber.

28. Seattle-Krake (6-12-1)

Philipp Grubauer finished third in the Vezina Trophy voting last year, so the Kraken certainly thought they’d see something better than 0.890 save percentages in 16 games.

29. Ottawa-Senatoren (4-12-1)

Tim Stützle seems to be hexing himself a bit like in his second year with just one goal in 17 games.

30. Arizona-Coyote (4-14-2) Surely the Yotes would have loved if Phil Kessel increased his commercial value a little by scoring more than three times in 20 competitions.

31. Vancouver Canucks (6-12-2)

If the Canucks have a chance to get back on the rails this season, they’ll have to be cheered on by a better game from Elias Pettersson.

32. Montreal Canadiens (5-14-2)

In a sea of ​​disappointment, Jeff Petry’s fights must be the most intense. The fluid, right-footed defender could play away directly from Team USA.


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