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NHL North Division Power Rankings(4/1/21)

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Last week I was moving and other things in my life were happening and I missed sending out the rankings. My bad. So, this week I am going to combine the past two weeks into one 14 day power rankings since my last one. Let’s take a look at how I’ve viewed the Canadian teams over the last 14 days. 

  1. Calgary Flames: 16-18-3 Overall (2-6-0 In The Last Two Weeks) (-3) 

The Flames had a chance to gain some ground on the Habs since Montreal had been out due to COVID protocol. Instead, they have had a brutal run and can’t seem to score much. The Flames playoff chances are all but dashed. they would need to win almost every game from here on out to get a spot. It has not been a good couple of weeks for Sutter and the boys. 

  1. Vancouver Canucks: 16-18-3 Overall (2-3-0 In The Last Two Weeks) (–)

The Canucks had a rough last week losing to the Habs and then getting spanked by the Jets twice in a row. They just don’t seem to have the depth to run with the big guns and besides Demko, no one on the team has been great lately. The Canucks are another team whose playoff chances seem very slim. 

  1. Ottawa Senators: 12-20-4 Overall (2-0-2 In The Last Two Weeks) (+2)

The Sens had two games postponed due to Montreal’s COVID protocol but have managed to pick up points in all four of their games the last two weeks. It once again allows them to climb out of my power rankings basement. With how their goalie carousel has been going they deserve to not be in the basement right now and Calgary has just straight up been worse recently. 

  1. Montreal Canadiens: 15-8-9 Overall (2-0-2 In The Last Two Weeks) (+1)

The Canadiens had four games postponed in the last two weeks while a couple players battled COVID. They did however get points in the three games before the postponements and crushed the Oilers in their return. Montreal is in control of their own destiny when it comes to the playoffs. They are probably the only team Vancouver or Calgary can catch but even with just decent play down the stretch they should get in. 

  1. Winnipeg Jets: 22-12-2 Overall (5-3-0 In The Last Two Weeks) (-1) 

The Jets had a decent last couple of weeks. The Forwards are still deep, the goaltending (minus Brossoit against Calgary) has been good and the defence is better than expected. Winnipeg played well but the two teams ahead of them played better. 

  1. Toronto Maple Leafs: 22-10-3 Overall (3-1-1 In The Last Two Weeks) (–)

The Leafs sit in the two spot for me this week. They played well and seem to be back on the same page again. They have really learned to play a more defensive game and it’s cool to see this team round into form. I could have put them in the one spot but the team at the top has just had too good of a run lately. 

1.Edmonton Oilers: 22-14-1 Overall (5-1-1 In The Last Two Weeks) (+2)

The Oilers are on fire over the last couple of weeks picking up points in six of their seven games. I know they got fed by the Habs but I’m going to get them the benefit of the doubt after being on the road for nine days and having beat the Leafs in a big game the night before. I guess I’ll allow a let down after the couple weeks they had, had before it. Edmonton finds themselves at the top of my rankings for the first time this year! 

It has been a hectic few weeks in the North but it seems like barring a miracle the four playoff teams may already be set. Now we just have to determine the order. Thanks for reading!

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