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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week 15 Power Rankings - mixed bag

TSN.ca
Rank: 10 (+5)
8-3 in the last 11 games, the Blue Jackets are starting to realize their potential, though the upside seems to be limited as long as Manny Malhotra is centering the top line (even if he does have eight points in the last eight games).

Yahoo.com
Rank: 18 (unchanged)
Rick Nash. It appeared a fourth straight All-Star appearance was not in the cards after a recent injury, but now Nash thinks he will be available for the game after having returned to regular-season play. Obviously rookie goalie Steve Mason has been the best Blue Jacket, and while he was snubbed for the real event at least he got selected as a young star.

ESPN.com
Rank: 19 (unchanged)
With a recent 7-3-0 run, the Blue Jackets are just one point out of a playoff spot heading into this week's action.

FoxSports.com
Rank: 17 (+2)
Kristian Huselius's giving mood last week helped his team move up in the rankings. Huselius dished out five assists and scored one goal in the club's three Week 15 games.

CBC.ca
Rank: 17 (-2)
Need a little help up front.

ColumbusDispatch.com
Rank: 16 (unchanged)
Are they massive? Not just yet, but it's taking shape. When Mike Commodore unveils the robe, you'll know.

THN.com
Rank: 10 (+5)
8-3 in the last 11 games, the Blue Jackets are starting to realize their potential, though the upside seems to be limited as long as Manny Malhotra is centering the top line (even if he does have eight points in the last eight games).

CBSSports.com
Rank: 15 (+1)
The Jackets, gunning for their first playoff appearance, are picking things up, especially on the road. They've won five of the past seven away after losing the previous seven on the road.

Meta-score: 15.25 (previous week 16.4)

TSN and THN both have the Jackets ranked the highest at 10 this week. ESPN has them the lowest at 19.

These rankings tell me some people are starting to believe that the Jackets are legit while, regardless of their recent success, some still aren't jumping on board.

-LTL

1 comment:

Hitch Rules said...

Sorry to say, but, I just looked at Robert Picadildo, err, Picarello's power rankings, as of 30 minutes ago (@1/28), and he's basing his comments and ranking as of over a week ago. Dude must work for that gawd awful Hockey Insider mag, who are oh SO positive about the CBJ...A-Wipe!