directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Week 3 Power Rankings: Slide continues

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Week 3 Power Rankings: Slide continues
Rank: 26 (-3)
Tough weekend for the Jackets, who are struggling to score goals these days and could be without goalie Pascal Leclaire.
Rank: 26 (-2)
The Blue Jackets come into Week 4 losers of three of their last four games, including two of the three contests they played last week. The club's power play was nowhere to be found in Week 3, going 0-for-8 in its two losses to the Rangers and Wild.
Rank: 27 (-1)
Voracek, Brassard offering some hope for the future
Rank: 29 (-5)
The Jackets haven't been this bad, but losing Leclaire puts their goaltending in a precarious position, since Fredrik Norrena has struggled (.792 save percentage) so far this year.
Rank: 26 (-4)
Loss of Leclaire could be very costly.
Rank: 25
What's changed? After a summer makeover, the No. 1 line has Manny Malhotra at center and the defense can't get the puck out of its own zone.
Rank: 26 (-3)
Goalie Pascal Leclaire suffers a sprained ankle and his pain is felt by the entire team.
Rank: 28 (-4)
The heightened expectations for a Columbus team that has never made the playoffs include goalie Pascal Leclaire finding a way to stay healthy – something that has been a challenge for the improved netminder. He injured his ankle Saturday and is now on injured reserve. Don’t be surprised if the move to develop Steve Mason is accelerated.
Rank: TBD

Meta-score: 26.6 (Last week 23.3)

After 3 straight losses there is no suprise that the Jackets continue to slide in the rankings. This week its the Dispatch boys who have them the hightest at 25 (suprise right?) and TSN who has them the lowest at 29.

The Jackets will have 2 more shots this week to move up but it won't be easy as they face both Chicago and a streaking Colorado.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Kick Foote's ass tonight and raise some eyebrows (and hope)!