We are approximately halfway through the 2015-16 NHL season, and this is a point that we frequently see awards predictions given. As such, I want to make some predictions of my own, and tell you who I think would win the Hart, Norris, Vezina, Selke, and Calder Trophies if the season ended today. A couple of these are the same as what I predicted in the preseason, but others have changed. So, without further ado, here are the guys I think are worthy to pose with the trophies after the awards banq
This week we have a couple of teams making huge surges to crack the top ten. We have some teams holding on to high rankings because of others around them falling or because of gaps in the standings. Are we starting to see a shakeup taking place? #30 Carolina Hurricanes (Last Week: 25; -5) The Hurricanes have lost their last three games, losing two of them by three or four goals. They are in a four-way tie for the fewest points in the standings, and they are the coldest of those four teams, g
This week we see the collapse of a surprise team, and a surprising surge into the top five. Plus, we see the early season's worst team continue a fairly impressive climb. Read on to find out who is at the top of the list and who made the biggest moves! #30 Edmonton Oilers (Last Week: 30; nc) The gap is not as large as it was last week, but the Oilers have not gained quite enough ground to move out of the cellar. Just like last week, they have lost five of six. That makes it very difficult to ri
I wrote these this afternoon, but I'm just now getting to post them, so they don't reflect tonight's game. Because of that, some things are going to be off, but hey, if it didn't change day to day, what would the fun be? Btw, this time, you guys are getting this before the readers of the website. We finally have a shakeup at the top of the rankings. We also see the apparent reversal of some previous trends. Who is the new number one? How far did the Canadiens fall? Who has seen their luck chang
This week's rankings see a shuffle near the top, a seemingly inevitable new team at the bottom, the continuing slow rise of an expected power and a couple of upstarts, and they return of a surprising member of the top 10. Do I have your attention? If so, let us dive into the fast-paced world of the NHL to see who is up and who is down. #30 Toronto Maple Leafs (Last Week: 29; -1) It seemed inevitable that Toronto would eventually land here. They were only one spot higher for the last two weeks.
New week, new power rankings. Some of the teams who have surprised early seem to be returning to form. Some things still do not make sense. But if everything made sense, there would be no point in playing the games, and no point in having power rankings. Read on to find my latest attempt to cut through the weeds and see the current state of all 30 NHL teams. NOTE: These rankings do not include the results of tonight's games. #30 Calgary Flames (Last Week: 28; -2) Prepare to have your mind blow
It is time for the third weekly installment of the Professor's NHL power rankings. This week we find some rapid risers as some of the teams that had the worst starts to their seasons have turned into some of the hottest teams in the league. Find out who moved from the bottom to near the top in only two weeks. #30 Anaheim Ducks (Last Week: 27; -3) The Ducks managed to score three goals in the first period of Wednesday night's game, only to see their lead collapse, losing 4-3 to the Dallas Stars
As you might expect, going from week one to week two, there are a lot of big changes in this week's power rankings. Some of the surprises from last Thursday are gone or at least heading in the direction you would expect, yet others remain. We have a new #1 this week. Who will it be? Who are the big movers? What are this week's surprises? Read on to find out! #30 Columbus Blue Jackets (Last Week: 29; -1) The coaching carousel has made its first stop. Todd Richards, this is your stop. John Tor