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Rankings Before The Rankings

Let’s start off by saying that in no way, shape or form am I looking to take away from Jamie and his Hoover Rankings but I’ve been developing a ranking system of my own for a while now. I messaged him before posting this and he’s cool with it.

 

I used most of the ratings provided for each individual player on a given team (IT, SP, SC, etc) and found a team average. Based on that average, I created a ranking system with weights, giving a higher potential of points to certain rating types based on their perceived importance (thanks to the GMs I approached for your input on that). Not a perfect science by any means, but with 9 tabs of data on my Excel document I believe it’ll give a pretty accurate picture. Obviously the sim will play a part in this and teams will complete trades, waiver claims etc. so the rankings will no doubt vary, some in a very big way.

 

The breakdown is as follows:

  1. Taking your entire forward lineup into consideration, I found a team average for each rating and assigned it a certain amount of points based on where your average ranks compared to all the other teams. Your team has the potential to score up to 50 points in this category, or 25% of your final score

  2. Same as #1 except for your defense. Your team has the potential to score up to 50 points in this category, or 25% of your final score

  3. Same as #1 but for your goaltending duo. Your team has the potential to score up to 50 points in this category, or 25% of your final score

  4. Same as #1 but this time only taking into consideration your top 5 players ranked by OV. Your team has the potential to score up to 50 points in this category, or 25% of your final score. This 4th component was added because your top line will likely have the biggest impact on your overall performance

 

Without further ado, here are your 2019-2020 projected rankings.

Note: This is taking into account rosters as of 09/08/2019:

 

   

Forwards

Defense

Goaltenders

Impact Players

Final

 

Team

FINAL

RANK

FINAL

RANK

FINAL

RANK

FINAL

RANK

OVERALL

1

Florida Panthers

40

1

37

3

42

T2

44

T1

163

2

Colorado Avalanche

38

T3

36

T4

38

T16

44

T1

156

3

Calgary Flames

37

5

39

2

38

T16

39

T8

153

4

Dallas Stars

34

9

31

T10

44

1

42

3

151

5

Toronto Maple Leafs

33

T10

33

T7

42

T2

41

T4

149

6

Winnipeg Jets

33

T10

33

T7

40

T6

40

T6

146

7

New York Islanders

38

T3

29

T15

42

T2

36

T14

145

8

Philadelphia Flyers

36

6

30

T12

38

T16

40

T6

144

9

St. Louis Blues

35

T7

31

T10

40

T6

37

T11

143

10

Vancouver Canucks

33

T10

34

6

39

T12

37

T11

143

11

Chicago Blackhawks

32

T13

41

1

36

T21

34

22

143

12

Arizona Coyotes

39

2

28

T17

36

T21

38

10

141

13

Columbus Blue Jackets

35

T7

30

T12

38

T16

37

T11

140

14

New York Rangers

31

T18

33

T7

39

T12

36

T14

139

15

Tampa Bay Lightning

30

21

36

T4

38

T16

35

T18

139

16

Edmonton Oilers

32

T13

28

T17

40

T6

35

T18

135

17

Los Angeles Kings

29

T22

28

T17

35

23

41

T4

133

18

New Jersey Devils

32

T13

26

T24

40

T6

35

T18

133

19

Montreal Canadiens

29

T22

28

T17

39

T12

36

T14

132

20

Carolina Hurricanes

32

T13

26

T24

34

24

39

T8

131

21

Buffalo Sabres

31

T18

26

T24

40

T6

32

23

129

22

Boston Bruins

32

T13

27

23

33

T25

31

T24

123

23

Detroit Red Wings

27

T25

25

27

41

5

30

T26

123

24

Pittsburgh Penguins

21

30

23

30

40

T6

35

T18

119

25

Anaheim Ducks

31

T18

29

T15

28

29

30

T26

118

26

Minnesota Wild

26

T27

28

T17

39

T12

25

30

118

27

Washington Capitals

26

T27

18

31

30

T27

36

T14

110

28

Nashville Predators

23

29

30

T12

30

T27

26

29

109

29

San Jose Sharks

20

31

24

T28

33

T25

31

T24

108

30

Ottawa Senators

28

24

24

T28

25

T30

28

28

105

31

Vegas Golden Knights

27

T25

28

T17

25

T30

24

31

104

 

A few notes:

  • 5 of the top 10 goalie ratings are in the bottom half of the rankings. That should prevent Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Detroit from dropping into the bottom 5

  • Carolina Hurricanes are consistently in the bottom half of the power rankings but always manage to jump into the playoffs. Their impact players are ranked high, but have weak defense and two sub-80OV goalies

  • Florida Panthers are the only team to rank 3rd or better in every category

  • Dallas Stars rank #1 in goaltending but likely have the most to lose should Bishop go down and they’re stuck playing a 69OV backup

  • Winnipeg Jets should prove to have the biggest turnaround from the 2018-19 season. A little improvement on their depth and they could make a LOT of noise