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Friday, March 28, 2008

Week 25 Power Rankings - further down they go

TSN.ca - down 4 to 28
While it's not changing the Jackets' fortunes, C Manny Malhotra is on a late-season scoring surge, with five goals and seven points in his last four games.

CBC.ca - down 2 to 25
Keep trying, it was a good run.

Yahoo.com - down 2 to 25
Ditto Chicago and Phoenix.

ESPN.com - down 1 to 25
Three straight losses and coach Ken Hitchcock had a closed-door meeting with his team in the last week. Not pretty.

CBSSports.com - down 2 to 24
Since being named captain March 12, Rick Nash has points in each of the five games. "He's tried to carry us on his back," coach Ken Hitchcock said.

THN.com - down 1 to 25
Back-to-back losses to Detroit was the final nail in the coffin for the Blue Jackets. Captain Rick Nash has 10 points in his past six games.

CNNSI.com - down 4 to 24
The power play, hit-and-miss all season, has hit a rough spot. Since Feb. 17, the unit is just 3-for-57 to slip to 28th in the league. During that span, the PK hasn't been much better, allowing 16 goals on 71 chances. With the playoffs out the picture, it's time to look at individual marks. Rick Nash (38 goals) is just four away from a new career high. Pascal Leclaire is one win from 25.

Average score: 25.14 (last week 22.75)

It was indeed fun while it lasted.

TSN.ca continues to kick squarley in the with the lowest ranking at 28. Most have us in the 25 area with CNNSI and year long nemesis CBSSports again ranking us the highest at 24.

I think the 28th ranking is a bit rediculous as the Jackets are certainly not one of the bottom 3 teams in this leauge.

Oh well, hopefully they take it all out on Tutu's face tonight .

-LTL

1 comment:

Douglas said...

The only time I've ever read the power rankings are on your blog, so I don't know how they work. Whether or not TSN should have rated Columbus at 28 depends on whether or not they are considering team performance overall, or if it's just week by week.

If it's just week by week, I think it's pretty fair of them to say that Columbus sucked it up, looking at their performances against Detroit.

If it takes the whole year into consideration, I agree with you.