The Intermission‘s PACE Rankings: Welcome to the NHL’s First Edition


The very first edition of my curious creation, the PACE Rankings (Performance Against Created Expectations) were released for the NBA back on November 18th (with tons of supporting details in the article linked above). Now, hockey fans, it’s the National Hockey League’s turn! And while it is indeed an entirely different sport, the PACE concept is almost identical for the NHL, aside from the tie factor, which only affects the overall winning percentage and not the final PACE Factor outcome.

Like the NBA, these initial NHL results were tremendously intriguing. In particular, for my Canadian hockey loyalists, the seven Canadian teams were all over the rankings map. Overall, 23 teams had a positive PACE Factor, while the other 9 showed negative (with 7 of them being almost -10 or below).

For convenience with this first edition, I’ve left the FAQ-style definitions below for reference:

PACE Rankings Explained:

* Click on each box to expand the full details.

What exactly is “PACE?”

I’m glad you asked. PACE is an acronym for Performance Against Created Expectations. Essentially, it’s measuring the performance of each team relative to their preseason created expectations. “Created” in the sense that oddsmakers are ultimately creating the expected regular season win total of each team based on a multitude of factors, including past performance, offseason movement, current rosters, injuries, scheduling, and whether or not you have Connor McDavid, to name just a few. But those win totals (especially for gambling purposes) have to come from somewhere, right? And the word “pace” carries a double meaning here. Neat. For these rankings, we’re talking strictly about professional teams winning games.

P – Performance: This is the winning. Streakiness will obviously move teams up and down the spectrum, but being consistent (or slightly better) will give teams a positive and stable ranking for overall performance for the 2021-22 season.

A – Against: Ultimately, this is a comparison between the expected (preseason) win total before the season against the current pace (winning percentage) at which the team is currently winning. Of course, it’s also a comparison of teams throughout the league and the movement up and down as the season progresses.

C – Created: There are no direct statistics or magic formula that lead to the created over/under win total number set before the regular season starts. There are many factors that go into oddsmakers settling on a final number. These numbers can always move — depending on when you’re staring at them — right up until the opening night’s first faceoff. But alas, these expectations are indeed “created” by individuals and/or teams.

E – Expectations: Simply, this is how we/they feel about each of the teams and what they’re expected to do in the upcoming season. The fun part is, as you’ll notice sprinkled within the rankings, there are always surprises, both good and bad. Teams that are doing far better, or far worse, than we/they thought they would. As a hypothetical NHL example, the Anaheim Ducks are certainly not expected to win a 50+ games and hoist the Stanley Cup this season. They’re expected to suck. They’re preseason win total was set at only 31 games. If they happen to win a few more games than expected, and carry a pace that has them winning, say 40 games, by the end of the season, they’ll show up in the more favorable part of these rankings with a PACE Factor of 9.0. Did you catch that math? 40 actual wins – 31 expected wins = 9. This factor will rise or fall with every single win or loss and can be measured at any point in time in the season. If the above scenario were to hold true, the Ducks would have significantly outperformed their cruddy preseason expectations. On the other hand, if a title favorite like the Tampa Bay Lightning are tumbling along at a pace that projects 40 wins at season’s end (as opposed to their preseason expected number of 50), they’ll be found near the bottom, with a PACE Factor of -10. Make sense?

How does PACE work?

This one nugget of information is very important: The PACE Rankings are not designed to simply spell out who the league’s best overall teams are. Nor do they just list the teams with the best records from top to bottom. If you’re looking for that, head over to any website’s “NHL Standings” page. And if you’re interested in someone’s subjective perspective on the league’s most “powerful” teams, there’s plenty of those kind of rankings out there.

The PACE Rankings will illustrate each teams’ win-based performance at a moment in time, relative to their preseason expectations coming into the season.

That is the critical differentiator here. It’s Expectations vs. Reality. And while the numbers are purely based on wins, winning percentage, and win pace, it’s the oddsmakers that set that initial number and are the ultimate gatekeepers to each team’s performance within the confines of these rankings.

How is the PACE Factor calculated?

Straightforward math here. Teams are ordered #1 through #32 based on the difference between the number of games they’re projected to win at their current pace versus the number that was set as their preseason expected win total. I’m calling this the PACE Factor. Here’s a quick formula for the more visual people:

(Current Win Percentage x 82 games) – Preseason Expected Win Total

What statistics are utilized?

The abrupt answer is WINS. But here’s a quick rundown of the numbers included in each of the team capsules:

Current Record: The team’s current win-loss record at the time of publication.

Win Percentage: The team’s current percentage of games won versus number of total games played. You may also see this referred to as “pace” or “win pace.”

Projected Win Total: This is the team’s current Win Percentage multiplied by 82, which is the number of games in the NHL regular season. This number fluctuates with every win or loss and forecasts/projects out how many total wins each team should have at the end of the 2021-22 regular season.

Preseason Expected Win Total: This is the preseason over/under win total for each team that was set by the oddsmaker before the season started on October 12, 2021. For these rankings, Odds Shark was the website of choice. This is the only static number used in the rankings. Next season and beyond, an aggregate of several oddsmaking sites will be considered, as this number is critical to the exercise.

PACE Factor: This is the factor that is used to rank the teams from #1 through #32. This is the difference between the Projected Win Total (at a given time) and the Preseason Expected Win Total.

Optics & Considerations

Frequency: New editions of the PACE Rankings will be published on a weekly basis.

Commentary: Providing commentary certainly takes work, and I’m of the ‘quality over quantity’ perspective for these rankings. The format is simple: Bolded team names include a comment within its capsule, while un-bolded will have simply the team information and statistics. Comments will range based on capacity and level of significant happenings for each team during that given week.

Floors and Ceilings: Consider that those teams with the higher win total expectations have significantly less room for error, while teams that have low expectations have much more room to perform better than they’ve been originally estimated. For example, a team like the Colorado Avalanche doesn’t have a lot of room to win more than their expected 51 games, so their ceiling is more limited. Them staying on pace (close to a 0.0 PACE Factor) is still very impressive and anything in the “green” is solid for this team in terms of overall performance. Meanwhile, a team like the Columbus Blue Jackets, expected at only 33.5 wins, have a low floor, so in turn, have much more room to put together a surprising season and exceed expectations.

The beauty of the PACE Rankings is that they can be applied to any of the major four professional sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB). This however, is the very first edition of the NHL PACE Rankings. For this first launch, there are comments for all 32 teams. In subsequent editions going forward, only select teams will have commentary within their team capsules each week based on outcomes, movement, and noteworthy happenings. However, ALL teams will have updated records, win percentages, projected win totals, and PACE Factors. If you have feedback, mash the ‘Click to Comment’ button at the bottom and bring it.

Monday, November 29, 2021

* Click on each box to expand the team capsule. Bolded team names include commentary.

1. Carolina Hurricanes » 20.1

Current Record: 15-4-1
Win Percentage: .775% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 63.6
Preseason Expected Win Total: 43.5
PACE Factor: 20.1

  • These “bunch of jerks” have set the entire NHL on fire, with 15 wins in their first 20 games. They’re doing with balanced scoring and outstanding goaltending, resulting in a +23 goal differential. The Canes just went 4-1-1 on their six-game road trip and are a very impressive 9-2-1 away from their building (though I’m sure they’d like to have the Kraken game back). But overall, Carolina couldn’t have drawn up a better start to the season.
2. Columbus Blue Jackets » 18.3

Current Record: 12-7-0
Win Percentage: .632% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 51.8
Preseason Expected Win Total: 33.5
PACE Factor: 18.3

  • When you think about the Columbus Blue Jackets, the word “sexy” doesn’t come to mind. It appears the oddsmakers were in agreement, setting their expected win total at only 33.5 (fourth lowest). However, that 18.3 PACE Ranking is definitely sexy and they’ve done it behind a balanced attacked, and Elvis Merzlikins taking control of the goaltending job.
3. Washington Capitals » 18.0

Current Record: 14-3-5
Win Percentage: .750% / Streak: W3
Current Projected Win Total: 61.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 43.5
PACE Factor: 18.0

  • Alexander Ovechkin continues to be legendary. Overall, I think he and his body of work get lost among some of the “greatest athletes” conversations. Three years ago, I wrote about his chase of the all-time goal scoring record in more of a hopeful light than anything else. But he’s actually played ahead of the pace needed to break the record. At the time of the above article, he was 15th on the list, with 639 career goals. As of today, he’s worked his way up to 4th on the list (with 749) and already has 19 this season (good for 2nd in the league). He should pass Jaromir Jagr’s 766 mark by the end of this season for 3rd all-time. What a career. And with only 3 regulation losses in 22 games, the Caps are once again a contender for another Cup run.
4. Edmonton Oilers » 16.0

Current Record: 15-5-0
Win Percentage: .750% / Streak: W2
Current Projected Win Total: 61.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 45.5
PACE Factor: 16.0

  • McDavid and Draisaitl are literally impossible to stop. And just like the previous two season finishes, both are once again atop the points leaders (36 and 40 respectively), with Ovi sandwiched in the middle. Leon is actually off to a slightly better start than Connor with “production,” but I guarantee the Oilers don’t care in the slightest given they’re sitting at 15-5-0 and sniffing the top spot in the Western Conference. Further evidence of this duo’s domination is Edmonton’s 37.7% power play success right now, which is 8.4% better than the second best unit.
5. Anaheim Ducks » 15.6

Current Record: 11-8-3
Win Percentage: .568% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 46.6
Preseason Expected Win Total: 31
PACE Factor: 15.6

  • Wait. The Anaheim Ducks are No. 5 in PACE?! These rankings must be broken. Not so fast. The Ducks were expected to have the second lowest total wins (31) before the season begins and you’re sitting with a 11-8-3 record (25 points) at the end of November. They’ve surprised everyone. Have you ever heard of Troy Terry? Of course you haven’t. He was the team’s 5th round draft pick in 2015 and currently leads the team in points with 23, in only 21 games. Impressive stuff.
6. Calgary Flames » 15.1

Current Record: 12-4-5
Win Percentage: .690% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 56.6
Preseason Expected Win Total: 41.5
PACE Factor: 15.1

  • The Calgary Flames have won 12 games. Of those 12 wins, 7 of them have been shutouts. SEVEN! That is madness. Jacob Markstrom already has 5 shutouts himself through 14 games played. While that start is insanely impressive, I think George Hainsworth’s record of 22 shutouts in a single season (1928-29) is safe. But the Flames are taking their name seriously with this scorching start.
7. New York Rangers » 15.0

Current Record: 13-4-3
Win Percentage: .725% / Streak: W3
Current Projected Win Total: 59.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 44.5
PACE Factor: 15.0

  • Somehow, the Rangers have amassed an 13-4-3 overall record with only a +5 goal differential. The contributions of Adam Fox have certainly helped the cause, as he leads all defensemen in the league with 21 points (in 20 games). Chris Kreider is tied for second with Ovi in goals (15) and Igor Shesterkin has really grabbed the reigns on the goaltending gig (11-3, 2.22 GAA, .933 SV%). Henrik who?
8. Florida Panthers » 14.0

Current Record: 14-4-3
Win Percentage: .738% / Streak: L2
Current Projected Win Total: 60.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 46.5
PACE Factor: 14.0

  • The Panthers are tied for the most points in the entire league and are flaunting a ridiculous 11-0-0 record at home, easily the best mark also. Anthony Duclair has found those greener post-Ottawa pastures with 17 points in his first 19 games on the season. And Sergei Bobrovsky looks to regained his Vezina form from 2017. Even after losing a couple of games in a row, the Panthers are still 8th in PACE.
9. Minnesota Wild » 12.1

Current Record: 14-6-1
Win Percentage: .690% / Streak: W3
Current Projected Win Total: 56.6
Preseason Expected Win Total: 44.5
PACE Factor: 12.1

  • Can the average hockey fan name more than three players on the Minnesota Wild? I’m skeptical. Withholding any offense, the Wild are just one of those boring hockey teams that have been really good for the last bunch of years, but aren’t memorable. Kirill Kaprizov (23 points in 21 games) is a budding superstar. Let’s just hope someone actually notices.
10. Toronto Maple Leafs » 9.8

Current Record: 16-6-1
Win Percentage: .717% / Streak: W4
Current Projected Win Total: 58.8
Preseason Expected Win Total: 49
PACE Factor: 9.8

  • To be this good isn’t uncommon for the Leafs over the past few years. Their achillies heel is the mid-round playoff collapses. But the PACE Rankings are a measurement of the regular season and Toronto is well ahead of their 49 expected wins. The offense is a well-oiled machine and it looks like they’ve found their workhorse in net for the next several years in Jack Campbell, who’s put up the most ridiculous goaltending numbers in the league so far. As good as they look, Leafs fans know to temper their expectations accordingly.
T11. San Jose Sharks » 7.9

Current Record: 11-9-1
Win Percentage: .548% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 44.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 37
PACE Factor: 7.9

  • It seems odd to me, that after some of the offensively explosive seasons put forth by defenseman Erik Karlsson, that he’s been pushed into obscurity. Things haven’t been glamorous in San Jose, but he does have 11 points in 15 games this season. And the dude is only 31. The team has played marginally better than was expected.
T11. Detroit Red Wings » 7.9

Current Record: 10-9-3
Win Percentage: .523% / Streak: W2
Current Projected Win Total: 42.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 35
PACE Factor: 7.9

  • As a hardcore Wings fan, I’ve lived the misery over the past five years. And the Wings aren’t amazing, but given where the expectations lied, the fact that they’re over .500 after a quarter of the season has passed, is a positive trend. Detroit is finally baring the fruits of their high draft pick status. Lucas Raymond is blowing away all rookies in goals and assists (21 points), while defenseman Moritz Seider is tied for second right behind him and garnering league-wide praise for his play. It could end up being an all-Detroit Calder race.
13. St. Louis Blues » 7.3

Current Record: 11-7-3
Win Percentage: .595% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 48.8
Preseason Expected Win Total: 41.5
PACE Factor: 7.3

  • Is Jordan Kyrou some kind of elaborate secret? I’ll admit I was not very familiar with him until I looked up the St. Louis player stats and saw his name at the top with 22 points in 21 games. Impressive. Scanning the roster, the Blues are sneaky deep with solid guys at every position. So far they’ve been up and down, but I sense a bigger run coming for this crew.
14. Buffalo Sabres » 7.1

Current Record: 8-10-3
Win Percentage: .452% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 37.1
Preseason Expected Win Total: 30
PACE Factor: 7.1

  • Remember when the Buffalo Sabres were 5-1-1 and the hockey universe was flipped upside down? Seems like forever ago. Their current record isn’t pretty, but given their expectations, they’ve exceeded in terms of PACE. Settling the Jack Eichel situation might end up being the biggest accomplishment of the season for the Sabres.
15. New Jersey Devils » 7.0

Current Record: 9-6-4
Win Percentage: .579% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 47.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 40.5
PACE Factor: 7.0

  • Quick, who are the top three point-getters in New Jersey so far? If you said Jesper Bratt, Andreas Johnsson, and Dawson Mercer, well congratulations. Talk about a changing of the guard in Devil City. By playing above .500, the Devils maintain a positive PACE Factor, which might end up being an accomplishment on its own this season.
16. Nashville Predators » 6.9

Current Record: 11-9-1
Win Percentage: .548% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 44.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 38
PACE Factor: 6.9

  • Matt Duchene is lighting the lamp (13 goals) and the Preds yellow helmets are ugly. Their PACE is ahead of schedule and are boringly in the middle.
17. Los Angeles Kings » 6.1

Current Record: 9-8-3
Win Percentage: .525% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 43.1
Preseason Expected Win Total: 37
PACE Factor: 6.1

  • What the heck would this team do without Anze Kopitar? 21 points in 20 games and doesn’t appear to be slowing down at age 34. At this point, while the Kings are adequate in PACE, they won’t have enough firepower to make any kind of playoff run.
T18. Winnipeg Jets » 5.4

Current Record: 10-7-4
Win Percentage: .571% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 46.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 41.5
PACE Factor: 5.4

  • While Kyle Connor continues to break out (24 points in 21 games and his 95 shots on goal leads the NHL), where the heck is Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, who have 15 points combined and only 2 goals between them? The Jets need more production than that to be able to string together some consistent wins. Especially with Connor Hellebuyck having just an average start to the campaign.
T18. Tampa Bay Lightning » 5.4

Current Record: 12-5-3
Win Percentage: .675% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 55.4
Preseason Expected Win Total: 50
PACE Factor: 5.4

  • The two-time defending champions have that “threepeat” gleam in their eye and Andrei Vasilevskiy is in the zone with a couple of recent shutouts. It’s nice to see Steven Stamkos back fully healthy and producing like his peak seasons (24 points in 20 games).
20. Dallas Stars » 4.0

Current Record: 10-7-2
Win Percentage: .579% / Streak: W4
Current Projected Win Total: 47.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 43.5
PACE Factor: 4.0

  • The Dallas Stars own the league’s longest current win streak at four straight (along with the Leafs). Interestingly, they’ve done it behind the solid goaltending of Braden Holtby and Jake Oettinger. On the flip side, the trio of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and Alexander Radulov only have 9 points each through the Stars’ 19 games.
21. Boston Bruins » 2.6

Current Record: 11-7-0
Win Percentage: .611% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 50.1
Preseason Expected Win Total: 47.5
PACE Factor: 2.6

  • What’s up with Boston? Sure, their record is adequate, but it’s not quite up to “Bruins” standard. They’re a puzzling team with a good power play, good penalty kill, and they register the most shots on goal per game in the league (36.5). The B’s need more production from their other three lines. The Marchand-Pastrnak-Bergeron line seems to do too much heavy lifting. And the Jeremy Swayman-Linus Ullmark goaltending combination seems a little shaky at the moment.
22. Pittsburgh Penguins » 2.4

Current Record: 10-7-4
Win Percentage: .571% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 46.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 44.5
PACE Factor: 2.4

  • Sidney Crosby returns from injury and the Pens start winning (including four of five). Coincidence? Hardly. Even as he ages, his impact on the game is significant (he had 3 points in his last game). Getting Evgeni Malkin back eventually will also give them a boost. Meanwhile, Tristan Jarry has put up Vezina-esque numbers: 10-4, 1.91 GAA, .936 SV%, 3 shutouts.
23. Colorado Avalanche » 1.4

Current Record: 11-6-1
Win Percentage: .639% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 52.4
Preseason Expected Win Total: 51
PACE Factor: 1.4

  • The Avs have an excellent record. But when it comes to PACE and the fact that they had the highest preseason expected win total at 51, that means their .639% win percentage is only good enough to keep them barely on track to break even. Give it up for Nazem Kadri, who’s burst out of the gate with 27 points in only 18 games (including 10 on the power play). This team will be even more dangerous when Nathan MacKinnon is fully healthy and firing on all cylinders.
24. Philadelphia Flyers » -0.5

Current Record: 8-8-4
Win Percentage: .500% / Streak: L6
Current Projected Win Total: 41.0
Preseason Expected Win Total: 41.5
PACE Factor: -0.5

  • The Flyers, seemingly the epitome of mediocre, have now lost six straight and are in a bit of a tailspin. Though, if it’s any consolation, they did lose five of those games against the league’s very best (Canes, Panthers, Lightning (2), and Bruins).
25. Vegas Golden Knights » -2.1

Current Record: 12-9-0
Win Percentage: .571% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 46.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 49
PACE Factor: -2.1

  • Although they’ve only been in business since 2017, the Golden Knights have set the bar very high for themselves, as evidenced by the 49 preseason expected win total. A 12-9-0 record isn’t an ideal start. This team has missed Mark Stone (12 games missed), Max Pacioretty (17 games missed), and dare I even say Marc-Andre Fleury (wasting away in Chicago)?
26. Arizona Coyotes » -9.5

Current Record: 4-15-2
Win Percentage: .238% / Streak: L2
Current Projected Win Total: 19.5
Preseason Expected Win Total: 29
PACE Factor: -9.5

  • I’ve always been taught that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. The Coyotes are so BAD, that the rule applies here. Alright, I’ll say one thing: Jakob Chychrun, who plays 25 minutes per game for the team, has a -25 +/- on the season. MINUS 25. The next worst in the league is a bunch of guys tied at -12. Wow.
27. Chicago Blackhawks » -9.8

Current Record: 7-12-2
Win Percentage: .381% / Streak: L1
Current Projected Win Total: 31.2
Preseason Expected Win Total: 41
PACE Factor: -9.8

  • This once perennially-contending franchise has seen better days. They’ve been bad this season. Not that he’s ever been a prolific goal scorer, but Jonathan Toews having 0 goals in 21 games is concerning (and kind of sad). Maybe the injuries have finally caught up? Maybe. And the fact that Marc-Andre Fleury is struggling is more a sign of a bad defense, not his own play. Thank god for Seth Jones though, or things could be worse.
28. Seattle Kraken » -13.2

Current Record: 7-13-1
Win Percentage: .357% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 29.3
Preseason Expected Win Total: 42.5
PACE Factor: -13.2

  • I’m not sure who was responsible for making the final decision on the Kraken’s over/under win total, but wow, did they ever fail the rookie franchise big time. Set at 42.5 wins (WHAT?), Seattle was expected to win more games than the likes of the Flames (41.5), Jets (41.5), Flyers (41.5), Blues (41.5), and Canadiens (40)? Looking at the roster, that math does not add up to me. And we can’t even fault the league’s newest team, as they’re playing like an actual expansion team. At least their logo is still cool as hell.
29. Vancouver Canucks » -13.4

Current Record: 6-14-2
Win Percentage: .318% / Streak: L4
Current Projected Win Total: 26.1
Preseason Expected Win Total: 39.5
PACE Factor: -13.4

  • Frustrations are starting to boil over in Vancouver, now losers of three straight and posting a pretty ugly PACE Factor of -13.4. It’s simple really; the team’s top players are just not producing. Brock Boeser (9 points/19 games), Elias Pettersson (10 points/22 games), and Bo Horvat (11 points/22 games) just have to be better. Oh, and Thatcher Demko has not played well in net. It’s been a recipe for disaster for what looked like a potentially up-and-coming season for the Canucks.
30. Ottawa Senators » -14.6

Current Record: 4-14-1
Win Percentage: .237% / Streak: L5
Current Projected Win Total: 19.4
Preseason Expected Win Total: 34
PACE Factor: -14.6

  • The Senators have been (snake) bitten this season. See what I did there? In reality, the Sens are currently dead last in the entire league with only 9 points in 19 games. Brutal. Hell, Brady Tkachuk getting bitten by Brendan Lemieux might be the most exciting thing to happen in Ottawa this whole season.
31. Montreal Canadiens » -15.0

Current Record: 6-15-2
Win Percentage: .304% / Streak: W1
Current Projected Win Total: 25.0
Preseason Expected Win Total: 40
PACE Factor: -15.0

  • Habs fans, I’m so so sorry for your loss(es). This has been the season from hell so far. From the Stanley Cup Finals last season all the way to essentially the bottom of the league. It was a good sign to see them clean house internally, as it’s time for change. If nothing else, this season is evidence of how much Carey Price means to this organization. Poor Jake Allen has been hung out to dry and the Les Habitants have given up 80 goals (most in the league by a sizable margin). Il est temps d’agiter le drapeau blanc.

32. New York Islanders » -16.6

Current Record: 5-10-2
Win Percentage: .353% / Streak: L8
Current Projected Win Total: 28.9
Preseason Expected Win Total: 45.5
PACE Factor: -16.6

  • While Montreal occupies the bottom spot (by a slim margin), I would argue that the Islanders have been the bigger overall disappointment. They’ve now lost an ugly 8 games in a row. Ilya Sorokin’s netminding has actually been adequate, but they cannot put the puck in the net. Their 32 goals and 10.2% power play are both dead last in the league. Brock Nelson is the only player on the team with double digit points (11). One silver lining is that they’ve played a very unbalanced schedule with only 4 games at home (0-4) and 13 on the road (5-6-2).

Mike Hallihan

Founder. Yes, this is a cartoon version of me.

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