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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

AHL Western Conference Power Rankings

From now until the end of the season, I will post a weekly power rankings column here at The Third Intermission. I only wish I had time to do both conferences, but since I will not see the East virtually at all this season, I will only do this for our Western Conference friends.

The goal is to update this every Monday before games are played that day. Now that we are through the All Star break (speaking of which, Hackett just got beat 5-hole again) I think this is a great time to start. 

I have ranked the teams this week based on their overall performance, of course, but I do favor recent success quite a bit here. For each week going forward, we'll take a look at the past week and any major transactions that may have affected the teams. 

Enjoy. 


  2011-12 AHL Western Conference Power Rankings
                              January 31, 2012 edition
Rank
Team
Record
Streak
Last
Move
For the record …
1
OKC *
29-11-2-3
6-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
Best team in the AHL
2
CHA*
26-16-2-2
0-1-0-0
N/A
N/A
Top home record in West
3
TOR *
23-17-3-2
0-2-0-0
N/A
N/A
Plus-13 goal differential
4
SAT
24-18-2-0
7-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
Never won 8 straight
5
CHI
24-16-1-3
3-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
0-for-3 in shootouts
6
ABB
25-16-3-0
0-2-0-0
N/A
N/A
17-7 road record is killer
7
HOU
21-11-3-9
0-3-1-2
N/A
N/A
11 game trip looms
8
PEO
22-20-2-1
0-1-0-0
N/A
N/A
Think Jeckyll and Hyde
9
RFD
20-21-1-4
6-0-0-1
N/A
N/A
Just traded top d-man
10
MKE
22-18-1-1
0-4-0-0
N/A
N/A
2-11 on road since 11/26
11
RCH
19-17-5-3
1-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
9-3-0-1 since Dec. 31
12
GRR
18-17-4-4
1-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
Rookie Nyquist is a beast
13
TEX
20-20-1-2
0-2-0-0
N/A
N/A
Just 9-14-0-2 vs. West
14
HAM
19-19-1-4
0-1-0-0
N/A
N/A
Absolutely no scoring
15
LEM
20-22-2-1
1-0-0-0
N/A
N/A
See above
                 * Division Leaders (and I changed CLT to CHA to appease MsConduct)

So what do you think? What do you agree with? Better yet, what don't you agree with?

5 comments:

ICEVET said...

An good content tool to be added to your BLOG, which should stimulate more comments.

This offers fans a quick, one-stop reference to the Western Conference's competitive balance (irrespective of whether they agree with your team ranking).

Go Aeros!

Andrew J. Ferraro said...

Why thank you for the compliment! Now please continue the discussion.

I would also like to hear from both Heather and John on this ...

Ms. Conduct said...

Mainly, I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out who CLT is. CHA? Is that airport speak? :)

I'll have to get back to you on the rest of it. Other than the #1 there, who scare the crap out of me, I haven't paid enough attention to the rest of them to be edumacated.

Anonymous said...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=edumacation
Just in case.... :-)!

Keith Wozniak said...

I wish the Amerks were 9-3-0-1 in January, I think it was more like 4-4-1-2. Looking forward to checking this out!