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(ESPN)   Scorching hot Bruins rise to the top, while despite being swept over the weekend, Penguins somehow enter top 5. Here are your Week 22 NHL Power Rankings   (espn.go.com) divider line 64
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2014-03-17 05:27:57 PM  
Right there this weekend ready to break through to a playoff spot, but noooooooope.  Pissed that chance away but good, Devils.  Sigh.
 
2014-03-17 05:32:55 PM  
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2014-03-17 05:35:10 PM  
Blues still in the top 3, still going to lose in the 2nd round to the Kings/Sharks/Nucks/Hawks.

At least I know what to expect. It's kinda like being a Browns fan, but a bit better.
 
2014-03-17 05:35:17 PM  
And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.
 
2014-03-17 05:40:05 PM  
Dear lord the East sucks.
 
2014-03-17 05:41:59 PM  

Flappyhead: Dear lord the East sucks.


The Western Conference champion should get to host every game of the Cup Final.
 
2014-03-17 05:42:56 PM  

zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.


Douche-Canoe was harping on that during the game yesterday afternoon.

Then he proceed did give Crosby his requisite rim-job explaining that the Pens are only where they are because of him.

Truthfully with their shiatty goaltending, I'm shocked they are where they are, injuries or not.
 
2014-03-17 06:29:42 PM  
Subby fail, the Bruins did not get swept this weekend, you merely wish they did.
 
2014-03-17 06:30:45 PM  

fatalvenom: zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.

Douche-Canoe was harping on that during the game yesterday afternoon.

Then he proceed did give Crosby his requisite rim-job explaining that the Pens are only where they are because of him.

Truthfully with their shiatty goaltending, I'm shocked they are where they are, injuries or not.


How 'bout defense playing too much offense?  Our goaltending is fine, it's tough to stop a shot with 2 guys in front of the net while our defensemen are looking for a stretch pass near the red line.

The Pens are DEEP, our injury problems are not really problems.  Well over half our Wilkes-Barre roster could be in the NHL now.
 
2014-03-17 06:31:43 PM  
But yes, subby the Pens should NOT have made the top 5.
 
2014-03-17 06:38:16 PM  

ClavellBCMI: But yes, subby the Pens should NOT have made the top 5.


The Pens have not been a Top 5 team since the Olympic break, for sure.  However, we still have the second best point total over the course of the season and there is plenty of time to turn the attitude around before the playoffs begin.

We play well against the West and honestly, it's either the Bruins or the Pens if the East is going to reign this year.
 
2014-03-17 06:49:40 PM  
I'm glad I saw this thread because it gave me the ass kicking I needed to get my Alternate NHL Standings spreadsheet updated. Maybe one of these days I'll link it in my profile here.

Anyway, some facts:

Most regulation wins: Boston at 39, Anaheim 2nd with 38
Fewest regulation wins: who else? Buffalo at 10

Fewest regulation losses: St. Louis at 14
Most regulation losses: who do ya think? Buffalo at 41

Most OT wins: 8- New Jersey (5 losses) and Colorado (2 losses)
Fewest OT wins: 0- Florida (2 losses) and Chicago (6 losses)

Most OT losses: 7- Ottawa (3 wins)
Fewest OT losses: 1- Anaheim (5 wins), 7 teams tied for 2nd at 2 losses

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0

Most SO losses: Three teams tied at 8- New Jersey, Detroit and Chicago (at least the last 2 have won 5 SOs each)
Fewest SO losses: Pittsburgh at 2 (5 wins)

Fewest total SO games: Carolina at 4 (1-3)
Most SO games: Washington and San Jose have had 15 SOs each (WAS is 8-7)
 
2014-03-17 06:56:10 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Subby fail, the Bruins did not get swept this weekend, you merely wish they did.


You comprehend English, Sir? Do you speaking it?
 
2014-03-17 06:59:05 PM  

desertgeek: I'm glad I saw this thread because it gave me the ass kicking I needed to get my Alternate NHL Standings spreadsheet updated. Maybe one of these days I'll link it in my profile here.

Anyway, some facts:

Most regulation wins: Boston at 39, Anaheim 2nd with 38
Fewest regulation wins: who else? Buffalo at 10

Fewest regulation losses: St. Louis at 14
Most regulation losses: who do ya think? Buffalo at 41

Most OT wins: 8- New Jersey (5 losses) and Colorado (2 losses)
Fewest OT wins: 0- Florida (2 losses) and Chicago (6 losses)

Most OT losses: 7- Ottawa (3 wins)
Fewest OT losses: 1- Anaheim (5 wins), 7 teams tied for 2nd at 2 losses

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0

Most SO losses: Three teams tied at 8- New Jersey, Detroit and Chicago (at least the last 2 have won 5 SOs each)
Fewest SO losses: Pittsburgh at 2 (5 wins)

Fewest total SO games: Carolina at 4 (1-3)
Most SO games: Washington and San Jose have had 15 SOs each (WAS is 8-7)


The Caps are Sooooo bi-polar.
/FOMOH
 
2014-03-17 06:59:43 PM  
zippolight2002:  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.

Letang and Neal hurt (and this isn't the first time that they've been injured), not as bad as Datsyuk and Zetterberg, but that's discounting the fact that they're also missing Dupuis, Kunitz missed the last two games, Martin's been out since the Olympic break and had been out before that, Bennett's been most of the season, they lost Scuderi for a while, they'd lost Malkin for a while, Orpik was out. And a slew of others. They can't even keep steady lines and pairings for more than a month or so.
 
2014-03-17 07:09:49 PM  
desertgeek:

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0



Heh, the Leafs just can't win the PR battle.  Back when they couldn't win a shootout to save their lives the media was all over them for failing to grab points and now that they're actually winning those same hacks are pilling on them for not getting it done in regulation.  As much as the SO wins do bug me(no skills competitions in the post-season folks), Toronto doesn't play for it, they play for the win.  At the very least any OT games in the playoffs will end in spectacular fashion.
 
2014-03-17 07:24:27 PM  

Flappyhead: desertgeek:

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0


Heh, the Leafs just can't win the PR battle.  Back when they couldn't win a shootout to save their lives the media was all over them for failing to grab points and now that they're actually winning those same hacks are pilling on them for not getting it done in regulation.  As much as the SO wins do bug me(no skills competitions in the post-season folks), Toronto doesn't play for it, they play for the win.  At the very least any OT games in the playoffs will end in spectacular fashion.


The Leafs winning the PR battle is like them winning the Cup.

/sorry
//easy joke
 
2014-03-17 07:32:39 PM  
So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.
 
2014-03-17 07:35:37 PM  
The Sabres are too high.
 
2014-03-17 07:37:17 PM  

Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.


Records means shiat when these 2 teams meet.  Great rivalry.
 
2014-03-17 07:41:11 PM  

Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.


Crosby's zero points for the weekend were quite impressive, as was his stirring up shiat after the final whistle Sunday
 
2014-03-17 07:42:50 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.

Crosby's zero points for the weekend were quite impressive, as was his stirring up shiat after the final whistle Sunday


I was there decked out in full Flyers gear....to anyone who says "oh well Philly fans are a bunch of goons" I would like to point to the people in my sections who were being assholes when the only time i said anything was on the flyers goals.
 
2014-03-17 07:44:15 PM  

Flappyhead: desertgeek:

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0


Heh, the Leafs just can't win the PR battle.  Back when they couldn't win a shootout to save their lives the media was all over them for failing to grab points and now that they're actually winning those same hacks are pilling on them for not getting it done in regulation.  As much as the SO wins do bug me(no skills competitions in the post-season folks), Toronto doesn't play for it, they play for the win.  At the very least any OT games in the playoffs will end in spectacular fashion.


It wasn't meant to be a shot of the Leafs as much as it was meant to say "these are the teams that aren't really as good as their record says they are." What I should've done to make that point further was note that St. Louis is 8-3 in shootouts. If you devalue the SO and increase the value of regulation and OT wins (as I would like to see happen and is depicted in the "Revised" column), the Blues are only 1 point ahead of Colorado instead of 6. Instead of tied with Anaheim, San Jose is 9 pts behind the Ducks. The Leafs are a wild card team instead of in 1 of the guaranteed playoff spots in their division.

Success in the shootout artificially inflates a team's standing and given the right matchup in the playoffs, they can be exposed.
 
2014-03-17 07:53:48 PM  

Dougie AXP: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.

Crosby's zero points for the weekend were quite impressive, as was his stirring up shiat after the final whistle Sunday

I was there decked out in full Flyers gear....to anyone who says "oh well Philly fans are a bunch of goons" I would like to point to the people in my sections who were being assholes when the only time i said anything was on the flyers goals.


Yeah, no doubt, Pens fans are turning into assholes.  Which is why I keep my fat ass at home and watch on TV.  I'm not in a position to spend $150 per to put up with their shiat.
 
2014-03-17 08:00:54 PM  

desertgeek: Flappyhead: desertgeek:

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0


Heh, the Leafs just can't win the PR battle.  Back when they couldn't win a shootout to save their lives the media was all over them for failing to grab points and now that they're actually winning those same hacks are pilling on them for not getting it done in regulation.  As much as the SO wins do bug me(no skills competitions in the post-season folks), Toronto doesn't play for it, they play for the win.  At the very least any OT games in the playoffs will end in spectacular fashion.

It wasn't meant to be a shot of the Leafs as much as it was meant to say "these are the teams that aren't really as good as their record says they are." What I should've done to make that point further was note that St. Louis is 8-3 in shootouts. If you devalue the SO and increase the value of regulation and OT wins (as I would like to see happen and is depicted in the "Revised" column), the Blues are only 1 point ahead of Colorado instead of 6. Instead of tied with Anaheim, San Jose is 9 pts behind the Ducks. The Leafs are a wild card team instead of in 1 of the guaranteed playoff spots in their division.

Success in the shootout artificially inflates a team's standing and given the right matchup in the playoffs, they can be exposed.


Oh I wasn't taking offense, just using it as a springboard to take a swipe at Torontos idiotic media.  I don't see the Leafs as a genuine threat, I just think they'll give us the most entertainment come springtime.
 
2014-03-17 08:04:39 PM  

Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.


I hate that they continue to keep Melrose and not set him free to NBCSN. He would be a fantastic replacement for Milbury, and the thing is I actually like Milbury.

/flame suit on.
 
2014-03-17 08:06:24 PM  

desertgeek: Flappyhead: desertgeek:

Most shootout wins (aka "The Biggest Fraud" award): San Jose at 10 wins (and 5 losses). Toronto is 2nd at 9-4
Fewest SO wins: New Jersey at 0


Heh, the Leafs just can't win the PR battle.  Back when they couldn't win a shootout to save their lives the media was all over them for failing to grab points and now that they're actually winning those same hacks are pilling on them for not getting it done in regulation.  As much as the SO wins do bug me(no skills competitions in the post-season folks), Toronto doesn't play for it, they play for the win.  At the very least any OT games in the playoffs will end in spectacular fashion.

It wasn't meant to be a shot of the Leafs as much as it was meant to say "these are the teams that aren't really as good as their record says they are." What I should've done to make that point further was note that St. Louis is 8-3 in shootouts. If you devalue the SO and increase the value of regulation and OT wins (as I would like to see happen and is depicted in the "Revised" column), the Blues are only 1 point ahead of Colorado instead of 6. Instead of tied with Anaheim, San Jose is 9 pts behind the Ducks. The Leafs are a wild card team instead of in 1 of the guaranteed playoff spots in their division.

Success in the shootout artificially inflates a team's standing and given the right matchup in the playoffs, they can be exposed.


San Jose is third in the league in Fenwick-close and leads the league by a considerable margin in SF/60 (they *average* 34 shots per game!).  They have issues (injuries early in the season, powerplay recently, blue line depth since forever), but they are a not a fraud.  When your ideal everyone-is-healthy third line is Torres-Pavelski-Havlat (and you might even consider putting Havlat on the 4th line), you have a very good hockey team.

Fenwick seems to indicate that Toronto is nowhere near as good as their record, but this is the second year in a row where they have massively outperformed their fancy-stats, so maybe there is something to what Carlyle claims he's doing there.  Anaheim, Colorado and St.Louis are also way outperforming their fancy-stats this year (a PDO of 102+ can't stand, man!), but I think the Blues are a legitimately good hockey team who also happened to be pretty lucky while the Ducks and Avs really aren't anything special when the puck doesn't bounce their way
 
2014-03-17 08:06:52 PM  
I hate that they continue to keep Melrose and not set him free to NBCSN. He would be a fantastic replacement for Milbury, and the thing is I actually like Milbury.

/flame suit on.


I like Milbury as well.  Be careful what you wish for ..... We might get stuck with Don Cherry.
 
2014-03-17 08:16:08 PM  

psilocyberguy: Dougie AXP: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.

Crosby's zero points for the weekend were quite impressive, as was his stirring up shiat after the final whistle Sunday

I was there decked out in full Flyers gear....to anyone who says "oh well Philly fans are a bunch of goons" I would like to point to the people in my sections who were being assholes when the only time i said anything was on the flyers goals.

Yeah, no doubt, Pens fans are turning into assholes.  Which is why I keep my fat ass at home and watch on TV.  I'm not in a position to spend $150 per to put up with their shiat.


I have a chance to buy two season tickets in the lower bowl, 10 rows from the boards, from a guy at work who has decided not to renew (I think he's gonna save the cash to propose to his girl) and I'm tempted to pick them up.

but 10k for 2 tickets to 41 games is a bit heavy...anyone wanna go halfsies?
 
2014-03-17 08:30:39 PM  

Dougie AXP: psilocyberguy: Dougie AXP: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Dougie AXP: So wait...the Pens drop two back-to-back to the Flyers and go UP in the rankings?

Fark you ESPN. Fark you good and hard.

Crosby's zero points for the weekend were quite impressive, as was his stirring up shiat after the final whistle Sunday

I was there decked out in full Flyers gear....to anyone who says "oh well Philly fans are a bunch of goons" I would like to point to the people in my sections who were being assholes when the only time i said anything was on the flyers goals.

Yeah, no doubt, Pens fans are turning into assholes.  Which is why I keep my fat ass at home and watch on TV.  I'm not in a position to spend $150 per to put up with their shiat.

I have a chance to buy two season tickets in the lower bowl, 10 rows from the boards, from a guy at work who has decided not to renew (I think he's gonna save the cash to propose to his girl) and I'm tempted to pick them up.

but 10k for 2 tickets to 41 games is a bit heavy...anyone wanna go halfsies?


I keep hitting 'funny' instead of ".  Pens fans are not into the games like they used to be.  Like everyone is trading stocks or biatching about the gov't instead of rooting for the home team.  Too much smug.  Like Pittsburgh has anything to be smug about.
 
2014-03-17 08:40:58 PM  

Doc Daneeka: The Sabres are too high


You're holding your monitor upside down.  Or not.  Dammit.
 
2014-03-17 09:02:30 PM  

zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.


The Penguins have lost 35% more man games to injury than any other team. The current injuries include half their top 10 players, the guy that would play top lines to replace an injured forward and their backup goalie. You're kidding yourself if you think any team has had it as bad as them this year on on injuries this year. The fact that they are even in the mix right now shows how strong that team is.
 
2014-03-17 09:14:08 PM  

flak attack: zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.

The Penguins have lost 35% more man games to injury than any other team. The current injuries include half their top 10 players, the guy that would play top lines to replace an injured forward and their backup goalie. You're kidding yourself if you think any team has had it as bad as them this year on on injuries this year. The fact that they are even in the mix right now shows how strong that team is.



NOT ENOUGH MAN.
 
2014-03-17 09:14:48 PM  
How 'bout defense playing too much offense?  Our goaltending is fine, it's tough to stop a shot with 2 guys in front of the net while our defensemen are looking for a stretch pass near the red line.

The Pens are DEEP, our injury problems are not really problems.  Well over half our Wilkes-Barre roster could be in the NHL now.


The Penguins have lost 35% more man games to injury than any other team. The current injuries include half their top 10 players, the guy that would play top lines to replace an injured forward and their backup goalie. You're kidding yourself if you think any team has had it as bad as them this year on on injuries this year. The fact that they are even in the mix right now shows how strong that team is.Depth!! We play a higher risk hockey with our defensemen pinching constantly and sometimes it bites us on the ass.
 
2014-03-17 09:15:45 PM  
Apologies for my poor quoting skills on the iPad.
 
2014-03-17 09:30:44 PM  

flak attack: zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.

The Penguins have lost 35% more man games to injury than any other team. The current injuries include half their top 10 players, the guy that would play top lines to replace an injured forward and their backup goalie. You're kidding yourself if you think any team has had it as bad as them this year on on injuries this year. The fact that they are even in the mix right now shows how strong that team is.


I would disagree.  As I said before, you're comparing injuries of people who are two completely different talent levels.  Loosing a 2nd line winger is not as bad as loosing a 1st line center.  The wings were (and I believe they still are) missing 5 centers.  Three of which are Daystuk, Helm, Weiss.  Both Datsyuk and Zetterberg (two top 20 players in the league skill wise) have missed atleast 1/3rd of the season due to injury.  Half of the entire lineup of Detroit were in the AHL at the start of the year.  If Malkin and Crosby had been out as long as Datsyuk and Zetterberg have, they would probably be in the same spot Detroit is, fighting for a wildcard spot.  Again, I reiterate that you can't compare "games missed" as the benchmark for what team had it worse this year.  Otherwise a team that has 300 games missed, but all of them from 3rd/4th liners would have "had it worse" then a team that missed 250 games from 1st liners.
 
2014-03-17 09:37:56 PM  
Seems to me the Red Wings are getting a little long in the tooth.
/like the Steelers
 
2014-03-17 09:39:53 PM  

zippolight2002: flak attack: zippolight2002: And the Detroit Griffins fall at 19th in the rankings :\  Also recalled another forward from the Griffins, so someone else (probably Nyquist) just got injured.  It's honestly amazing they're in the race at all given how many players on the roster were playing in the AHL at the start of the season.  What does annoy me is that people are comparing the "games missed due to injury" of the Detroit Griffins to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who are currently well inside the playoff bubble).  Missing players like Letang and Neil is nothing like missing players like Datsyuk and Zetterberg for 1/2 the season.

The Penguins have lost 35% more man games to injury than any other team. The current injuries include half their top 10 players, the guy that would play top lines to replace an injured forward and their backup goalie. You're kidding yourself if you think any team has had it as bad as them this year on on injuries this year. The fact that they are even in the mix right now shows how strong that team is.

I would disagree.  As I said before, you're comparing injuries of people who are two completely different talent levels.  Loosing a 2nd line winger is not as bad as loosing a 1st line center.  The wings were (and I believe they still are) missing 5 centers.  Three of which are Daystuk, Helm, Weiss.  Both Datsyuk and Zetterberg (two top 20 players in the league skill wise) have missed atleast 1/3rd of the season due to injury.  Half of the entire lineup of Detroit were in the AHL at the start of the year.  If Malkin and Crosby had been out as long as Datsyuk and Zetterberg have, they would probably be in the same spot Detroit is, fighting for a wildcard spot.  Again, I reiterate that you can't compare "games missed" as the benchmark for what team had it worse this year.  Otherwise a team that has 300 games missed, but all of them from 3rd/4th liners would have "had it worse" then a team that missed 250 games from 1st liners.


And to backup my statement, I provide this:  http://www.mangameslost.com/nhl-man-games-lost-chip-tmitt-march-15-20 1 4/

Scroll to the far right of the chart to TMITT - Tteam.  They take the GP and ATOI to calculate and rank which team had bigger players out.   Less ATOI missing means the players missing were seeing less icetime when they were on, so they probably weren't up there on the top lines.  Another fun little fact from that chart is if you look at the Goalie stats.  Compare detroit and pittsburghs.  In the most important position in hockey, Pittsburgh had 0.... 0 time missed from their goalies.
 
2014-03-17 09:42:10 PM  

GO PENS

 
2014-03-17 09:43:21 PM  

psilocyberguy: Seems to me the Red Wings are getting a little long in the tooth.
/like the Steelers


Funny enough, I think they're younger know then they have been in years (if you go back to Day 1 of the season).  Now... geezes... with this current lineup, I wouldn't be surprised to see them near the top of the youngest teams in the league.
 
2014-03-17 09:47:49 PM  

psilocyberguy: I hate that they continue to keep Melrose and not set him free to NBCSN. He would be a fantastic replacement for Milbury, and the thing is I actually like Milbury.

/flame suit on.

I like Milbury as well.  Be careful what you wish for ..... We might get stuck with Don Cherry.


That would never happen.

There are enough blowhards on American sports TV airwaves.

The circus tent they would have to errect to contain all of them would likely swallow the state on Montana whole.
 
2014-03-17 09:51:19 PM  

2wolves: GO PENS


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2014-03-17 10:01:11 PM  
Bruins just owning the Wild tonite.
 
2014-03-17 10:02:23 PM  
Well, 9 in a row.

So much for the Wild being the B's daddy tonight
 
2014-03-17 10:03:05 PM  
Penguins are too damned High! And too damned injured
 
2014-03-17 10:04:17 PM  
Nice! 9 straight for the B's
 
2014-03-17 10:10:05 PM  
you know what else sucks about Pittsburgh...Sheetz....Sheetz blows. It can only hope to be the pure awesomeness that is WaWa
 
2014-03-17 10:14:13 PM  

Dougie AXP: you know what else sucks about Pittsburgh...Sheetz....Sheetz blows. It can only hope to be the pure awesomeness that is WaWa


WHAT???????  Sheetz is awesome.  Especially compared to every other similar business here.

/why do you think it sucks?
 
2014-03-17 10:16:01 PM  
Besides, Sheetz is from Altooooooooona.
 
2014-03-17 10:19:07 PM  

Dougie AXP: 2wolves: GO PENS

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lol
 
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