Senators 4 Panthers 7         Predators 1 Rangers 1         Capitals 1 BlueJacket 8         Avalanche 5 Blues 7         Oilers 1 Stars 4         Kings 4 Bruins 4         Sabres 0 MapleLeafs 3         
Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks St-Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Vegas Golden Knights Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets

2019-20 Hoover Rankings - Conclusion

CONCLUSIONS:

I think due to Trev's excellent work in previous seasons, he has set himself up well for a potential GM of the year award this year. Very good chance the Panther's take the President's Trophy - not to curse them or anything, but they have the best roster on paper. They also have great prospect system which goes to show how well this franchise is being ran right now. 

On the other end of the spectrum, there appears to be a ton of tanking teams. Couple others that could easily be thrown in that boat too. To me, there appears to be less league parity this season than there has been in quite some time. 

I was very surprised to see where my own team landed with the ratings. I'm skeptical, but excited as well! We've saved some cap space and definitely plan to add around the half way mark of season. 

I think Dallas, Colorado, Vancouver, Calgary, Chicago, and Winnipeg is the deepest for contenders the West has been in a while. 

Here are the grades in a grid, along with my predicted Playoff positioning, based on these rankings:

TEAM Key Grade Core Rank Depth Grade Offense Grade Defense Grade Goal Grade Cap Grade Prospects Grade Gallant Grade Hoover Grade
31.  Nashville F F D D F C- A+ A+ D F
30.  Ottawa C- F D F D F A B- F F
29.  Vegas D D C- F C F A C+ F D
28.  Anaheim F D D D D C A+ C C- D
27.  Boston D D C C- C- C+ D B C D
26.  San Jose C- C- C- C C- D B- B+ D C-
25.  Buffalo C- C- F C- B+ C B+ C- C C-
24.  Minnesota D C- C+ C+ F C A A+ C- C-
23.  Washington C+ C F C C- D A- C D C
22.  Detroit C C C+ D C+ B B- C+ C C
21.  Pittsburgh C C C- C- B- B- B+ A- C- C
20.  NY Rangers C C+ B- C D A+ B D B C+
19.  Los Angeles B+ C+ C+ C+ C C- D B B- C+
18.  Montreal B- B- B- B- A- D C- A C+ B
17.  Columbus C+ B- B+ B B C+ B- D B C+
16.  Tampa Bay B- B+ B+ A- C+ B+ F D B- B-
15.  Edmonton C+ C+ C C+ B- A- A- C B- B
14.  Arizona A B- C B- A- B- C F B B-
13.  NY Islanders B B A- B+ B+ C+ D C- A- B-
12.  Carolina A- B+ B B C C- C B+ C+ B+
11.  St. Louis B B B B- A- B+ C- B- B+ B+
10.  New Jersey B- B B B+ B- A A- B C+ B
9.  Winnipeg B+ A- B- A- B B C+ B+ A- B+
8.  Chicago B+ A- A A C+ A- C+ A- B+ A-
7.  Calgary B A- A- A- B+ A- C+ A- A A-
6.  Vancouver A- B+ B+ B A B B A B+ A-
5.  Toronto A A A A A B- C- C+ A A+
4.  Philadelphia A- A A B+ A+ B+ B+ B- A- A
3.  Dallas A A A- A+ B A+ B C- A A
2.  Colorado A+ A+ A+ A A+ A F F A+ A
1.  Florida A+ A+ A+ A+ A A C A A+ A+

 

WESTERN
*Colorado
*Calgary
Dallas
Vancouver
Chicago
Winnipeg
St. Louis
Arizona
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Edmonton
Los Angeles
Detroit
Minnesota
San Jose
Vegas
Anaheim
Nashville
 
 
EASTERN
*Florida
*Philadelphia
Toronto
New Jersey
Carolina
NYI
Montreal
Tampa Bay
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Columbus
Pittsburgh
NYR
Washington
Buffalo
Boston
Ottawa