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Monday, April 9, 2012

Power Rankings: Admirals are hot, hot, hot

So yeah, if your nickname is Admirals, you've got to be feeling good right now. The Norfolk Admirals have won 25 straight games to obliterate any and all records, and the Milwaukee Admirals went from 9th to 5th in the Western Conference playoff standings with their shootout win over the Aeros.

Oh, say can you see the Milwaukee Admirals in the playoffs?
Milwaukee is up to 7th in this weeks power rankings, the biggest jump in the polls. They crushed the reeling Charlotte Checkers and then won the first two games of their three-game trek through Texas. They have an absolutely huge game Tuesday against the San Antonio Rampage, who dropped one spot because of how well the Abbotsford Heat have played of late.

If the Rampage win on Tuesday, their magic number goes down to four. If they lose to the Admirals, they are going to have sweep the weekend or get some help from the teams. The Aeros are in the same boat.

Let me just say that this has been an absolutely amazing playoffs race. The Aeros have lost eight of nine overall, but they are still capable of finishing as high as fifth in the standings. Milwaukee on the other hand looked left for dead after some struggles against the Rockford IceHogs.

Now, it looks like they are lock, needed just two wins and a loss by either the Aeros, Rivermen or Lake Erie Monsters this weekend.


2011-12 Western Conference Power Rankings
Edition 10, April 9, 2012

PR
Team
Record
Streak
Last
+/-
For the record …
1
TOR
44-23-4-3
6-0
3-0-0-0
  +1
Back in the top spot
2
OKC
43-21-4-5
0-2
1-2-0-0
   -1
In danger of losing 1 seed
3
CHI
40-26-3-3
2-0
2-1-0-0
-
Magic number down to 1
4
ABB
40-26-3-5
5-0
4-0-0-0
   +1
Will be tough out in playoffs
5
SAT
37-28-3-2
0-1
1-1-0-0
   -1
HUGE game vs. MKE Tues.
6
PEO
39-31-2-1
0-1
2-1-0-0
   -1
Lost to AHL sched on Saturday
7
MKE
38-28-2-4
4-0
4-0-0-0
   +4
Points in 9 of 10 overall (7 Ws)
8
HOU
33-24-5-11
0-1
1-1-0-1
    -
Tied AHL mark for SOLs.
9
LEM
36-28-3-7
3-0
2-0-0-0
   +2
These guys just won’t die
10
RCH
34-26-9-4
2-0
2-1-1-0
-
Need help to make playoffs
11
CLT
35-28-3-6
0-4
0-4-0-0
-5
Basically gave up Sunday
12
RFD
34-31-2-6
0-2
0-2-0-0
-3
Nice little run is over.   
13
GRR
32-29-7-4
0-2
1-1-1-0
+1
End of Curt Fraser era?
14
HAM
32-34-2-5
0-3
0-3-0-0
-1
Price is Right Loser Horn
15
TEX
30-38-2-2
0-3
0-2-0-0
-
Could really hurt SA and HOU

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