directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Week 12 Power Rankings - Jackets tumble

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Week 12 Power Rankings - Jackets tumble - Down to 11 from 9
A name that was tied to Jaromir Jagr's past -- Kris Beech (who was one of three prospects traded from Washington to Pittsburgh for Jagr in 2001) -- has been Columbus' leading scorer this month with seven points in seven games. - down to 27 from 24
Columbus still harbors thoughts of playoff contention, but the growing sense around the league is that they're biggest success this season could come around the trade deadline by moving veterans like Fedorov, Peca and Foote. - down to 25 from 18
(.514) The Blue Jackets need to come back from the holiday break with a better power play plan. Columbus lost two of three in Week 12, going a combined 0-for-10 with the extra attacker in the two losses against the Flames and Predators. As a matter of fact, the Jackets went into the break 2-for-28 on the power play in their last six games, including five straight games without scoring a man-up goal. - down to 25 from 21
More help for Rick Nash and a playoff appearance. They're the last team that hasn't earned one. - down to 20 from 16
Haven't had a winning record this late ever. - down to 26 from 22
There's no way around it: the Jackets are struggling. The offense is foundering -- only two teams have scored fewer goals -- and the power play has been in hibernation for much of December (0-for-19 in last five games; 4-for-42 for the month). The PK hasn't been much better, allowing at least one goal in four straight games. - awaiting release - awaiting release

Average score 22.3 (last week 19.375)

Jackets tumble this week. The only rankings keeping this thing respectable are the TSN rankings. Once again has us the lowest at 27.


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