NHL POWER RANKINGS

NHL Hockey Power Rankings

Week 2 NHL Power Rankings

Jon Rosen, FOX Sports West

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Posted October 18, 2011 04:15 AM EDT

Because we’ve always acknowledged there’s a Simpsons line appropriate for every occasion, we’re presenting the Week 2 Power Rankings courtesy of one of the greatest shows in television history.

+16

Colorado Avalanche

-11

Tampa Bay Lightning

FOX SPORTS NHL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

4-0 -0 2 1/21
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2

4-0 -0 5 2/20
“The alien has a sweet, heavenly voice . . . like Urkel! And he appears every Friday night . . . like Urkel!” (Homer) — Much like the punctual “alien” spotted by Homer, you can set your clock by the Red Wings. Reliably excellent, Detroit again appears to be among the class of the Western Conference.
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3

3-1 -0 2 1/27
“I could do a lot of things if I had some money.” (Homer) — New ownership in Buffalo has been willing to spend money to put the pieces of a Stanley Cup contender together. Christian Ehrhoff, Ville Leino, Robyn Regehr and Tyler Myers’ extension did not come cheaply.
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4

3-0 -0 1 3/11
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5

3-2 -0 1 1/13
“Your questions have become more redundant and annoying than the last three ‘Highlander’ movies.” (Comic Book Guy) — How tired must the Penguins be of answering questions about the status of Sidney Crosby? Sid has been cleared for contact in practice, but there’s no timetable for his return to game action.
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6

2-1 -0 3 2/15
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7

5-1 -0 16 6/26
“So, New Springfield's looking pretty good now, isn't it, with our ample parking and daily Who concerts.” (Homer) — The Avalanche have given their fans incentive to tune in again, thanks to goaltender Semyon Varlamov — who can win games on his own — and a healthy stable of exciting young forwards.
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8

2-3 -0 2 1/26
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9

2-2 -0 1 2/18
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10

1-3 -0 8 1/19
“Are you booing me, or are you saying Boo-urns?” (Mr. Burns) — The Sharks scored only four goals in three straight losses after their 6-3 victory over Phoenix to open the season. Key offseason trade acquisition Brent Burns has three points and a minus-2 rating.
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11

4-1 -0 2 10/30
“I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I'm around.” (Homer) — The Ducks’ top line of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan didn’t record a point until the season’s fourth game, forcing Jonas Hiller and the other three lines to carry the weight early on.
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12

3-1 -0 13 6/25
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13

2-1 -0 2 6/22
“In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.” (Homer) — The Kings added some sugar in Mike Richards and Simon Gagne in the offseason to sweeten their much maligned power play. They’ve enjoyed a 25 percent success rate through the season’s first two weeks.
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14

3-0 -0 - 7/26
“My name is Mr. Snrub, and I come from some place far away. Yes, that will do.” (Mr. Burns) — Much like the people of Springfield towards “Mr. Snrub,” we’re skeptical of the Leafs’ hot start. Their three wins to start the season took place at home against strugglers Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary.
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15

3-1 -0 9 14/30
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16

2-2 -0 4 5/20
“Now, a few more details about this year’s company picnic: It’s at the plant, no food will be served, the only activity will be work, and the picnic is canceled.” (Mr. Burns) — Such is life for goalie Pekka Rinne, who appeared in the Preds’ first five games and had to face an average of 32.8 shots per game.
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17

4-1 -0 3 2/21
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18

2-3 -0 1 1/24
“Can I borrow a feeling?” (Kirk Van Houten) — Have sympathy for the injury-depleted Blues. A year after their promising start was derailed by injuries, David Perron is still sidelined by a concussion and Andy MacDonald suffered another one in a loss to Dallas on Thursday and may miss a considerable amount of time.
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19

3-1 -0 4 10/19
“Brace yourselves, gentlemen. According to the gas chromatograph, the secret ingredient is . . . Love!? Who’s been screwing with this thing?” (Professor Frink) — The Panthers improved themselves with their free-agency spending spree, but one thing that can’t be purchased is team chemistry.
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20

2-1 -0 2 1/28
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21

1-3 -0 11 10/28
“This is the greatest case of false advertising I’ve seen since I sued the movie ‘The NeverEnding Story.’ (Lionel Hutz) — How does this team that reached the Eastern Conference finals last year start out with one win in its first six games? Apparently, defense; the Bolts allowed an average of 37.2 shots per game.
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22

2-2 -0 1 21/30
“Who wants to drive through that cactus patch?” (Homer) — The 'Canes, playing the role of Sideshow Bob attached to the underside of the Simpsons’ car, have survived their early season five-game cactus patch of Tampa Bay, Washington, New Jersey, Boston and Buffalo.
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23

0-1 -0 4 1/23
“You don’t like your job, you don’t strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way.” (Homer) — The Rangers appear listless to start the season. There aren’t enough bodies in front of the net, and they simply haven’t gone out and earned their first win.
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24

2-1 -0 8 6/29
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25

2-1 -0 2 9/27
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26

1-2 -0 8 18/30
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27

1-3 -0 1 16/27
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28

0-4 -0 - 27/30
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29

1-3 -0 - 16/30
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30

1-4 -0 - 7/30
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