Thursday, October 28

2021 NHL Power Rankings: Canadians Make ‘All the Right Moves’, Avalanche ‘The Natural’ at Movie Week

Three weeks are officially on the NHL books, and the action has already been packed.

The teams are beginning to separate, but the movement up and down the divisions remains fast and furious, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are ridiculous, not much more to say about it.

The Golden Globe nominees came out on Wednesday, so what better way to view this week’s power rankings than by paying homage to the television and film landscape?

Here’s a quick look at each team, through the eyes of the cinema, for Week 3.

Previous weeks

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2021 NHL Power Rankings: Week 3

1. Montreal Canadiens: 7-1-2 (first in the north)

Week 2 Ranking: 1

General manager Marc Bergevin made “all the right moves” this offseason for the Joshes (Allen and Anderson) to Tyler Toffoli, who, if you didn’t know, LOVES playing his ex-friends. In five games against the Canucks, he has eight goals and 11 points.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs: 7-2-1 (second in north)

Week 2 Ranking: 3

Joe Thornton to his children: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, guys. Make your life extraordinary. “

Hockey hair, 2021 edition: Thornton (obviously) among the best beards in the NHL

3. Philadelphia Flyers: 7-2-1 (1st in East)

Week 2 Ranking: 8

There is no reason to stretch out here. Pick a Rocky quote, any Rocky quote, and it works.

4. Washington Capitals: 6-1-3 (second in east)

Week 2 Ranking: 4

Zdeno Chara is literally every parent in every movie who is overwhelmed by their kids towards the end of the movie, and they all get the feeling.

MORE: Chara Scores First Goal With Caps, Teammates Go Wild

5. Colorado Avalanche: 7-3-1 (second in west)

Week 2 Ranking: 6

Picture it: Roy Hobbs is in a hospital bed. It gets better. Years later, he signed with the Knights. He turns off the lights with a monster home run and the Knights win the National League pennant and everyone is happy.

The Avs are Roy Hobbs – it’s unreal how injuries continue to haunt this list – and in the end, hopefully, they’ll be turning on the lights at the end of the season.

6. Vegas Golden Knights: 5-1-1 (fourth in West)

Week 2 Ranking: 2

Marc-Andre Fleury to Robin Lehner: “You are so money and you don’t even know it.” Robin Lehner to Marc-Andre Fleury: “You are so money and you don’t even know it.”

7. Boston Bruins: 6-1-2 (third in the East)

Week 2 Ranking: 7

David Pastrnak missed the Bruins’ first seven games. Come back and score three points in two games. After the game, he hits the glass with the puck and says, “How do you like apples?” (Not really, but should have.)

8. Carolina Hurricanes: 6-1-0 (first in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 23

The Hurricanes are Judd Nelson in “The Breakfast Club”: rebels who are misunderstood but leave the building with a fist bomb.

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9. St. Louis Blues: 7-2-1 (first in the west)

Week 2 Ranking: 12

St. Louis is like Kramer: breaking in, the real star of the show, and when it’s on, 100 percent hitting their spots. “Gold Jerry. Gold!”

10. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5-1-1 (fourth at Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 10

The defending champions are riding a wave in an “Endless Summer.”

11. Florida Panthers: 5-0-1 (second in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 11

Leslie Knope once said, “No one achieves anything alone.” The Panthers are showing it with an extended offensive game.

12. Columbus Blue Jackets: 4-4-3 (fifth in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 9

The Blue Jackets are John Wilson – they just try to play hockey, but it all becomes a story, and in the end, we all learn a lot.

13. Dallas Stars: 5-1-1 (third in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 5

When they are on, the stars are like “The Sopranos”, ridiculously good. The only question is, will we be disappointed in the end?

14. Pittsburgh Penguins: 5-4-1 (fourth in East)

Week 2 Ranking: 13

“You know. Everyone knows exactly who I am. Say my name.”


15. Winnipeg Jets: 6-3-1 (third in north)

Week 2 Ranking: 14

The true north. (Obviously, we had to go with “Game of Thrones” here.) Hmm, is Pierre-Luc Dubois the Arya Stark this team needed all along?

16. Edmonton Oilers: 6-6-0 (fourth in North)

Week 2 Ranking: 24

“I am a God of Gold.” Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl: Reader’s Choice.

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17. Vancouver Canucks: 6-7-0 (fifth in the north)

Week 2 Ranking: 25

Do you know the scene in “Pretty Woman” when Julia Roberts walks into the store and won’t let you shop the day before after shopping on Rodeo Drive? “Big mistake. Big. Huge,” he tells the saleswoman.

That’s everybody to Jim Benning for failing to re-sign Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev, Tyler Toffoli and Troy Stecher.

18. Minnesota Wild: 6-5-0 (third in the west)

Week 2 Ranking: 18

Savages are like Richard Castle: you never know what you’re going to get, they’re a bit awkward (but you usually notice), and they sure look pretty … in those backwards retro treats.

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19. New York Rangers: 3-4-2 (eighth in the East)

Week 2 Ranking: 28

It was a roller coaster week for the Rangers. Now the question is: What is this team? If you’ve watched “In and Of Itself”, you know it’s a complicated, multi-layered question.

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20. Calgary Flames: 4-4-1 (6th in the north)

Week 2 Ranking: 20

“Beauty and the Beast” perfectly sums up this year’s flames. When they play quality, high-energy hockey, it’s a beautiful thing, but it’s a rarity these days, and that’s a beast.

21. New Jersey Devils: 4-3-2 (fifth in the East)

Week 2 Ranking: 15

It starts with Jack. It ends with Jack. And many things happen in between. We all knew Jack Hughes was good, and he’s definitely showing it in 2021.

22. Nashville Predators: 4-5-0 (seventh in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 19

The Predators are like Ross from “Friends.” Adorable and someone you want to root for but so, so imperfect.

23. Buffalo Sabers: 4-4-2 (sixth in the East)

Week 2 Ranking: 21

One of the most famous scenes in “I Love Lucy” is when Lucy and Ethel are in front of a conveyor belt and everything is fine to start, and then the chocolates that need to be wrapped arrive faster and faster and they can’t keep up. . The Sabers are Lucy and Ethel – everything starts out great, but then it becomes unwieldy.

24. New York Islanders: 3-4-2 (seventh in the east)

Week 2 Ranking: 17

“You can’t bear the truth”, Lou Lamoriello. You needed to improve offensive drive on this list, and you didn’t.

25. Los Angeles Kings: 3-4-2 (6th in the West)

Week 2 ranking: 22

“King Arthur” has arrived. May his reign be generous.

26. Arizona Coyotes: 3-5-1 (seventh in the west)

Week 2 Ranking: 26

“So what you’re saying is that we are at this level, but we have to get to this level.”


27. Chicago Blackhawks: 3-4-4 (6th in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 29

Remember those things Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones use to erase people’s memories in “Men in Black”? The Blackhawks may want one of those at the end of the season.

28. Anaheim Ducks: 4-5-2 (fifth in the west)

Week 2 Ranking: 16

A friend told me that he is a big fan of “Mighty Ducks” that this team is the equivalent of the Ducks in the first movie, before Bombay. Side note: this comparison does not include John Gibson.

29. San Jose Sharks: 3-5-0 (eighth in the west)

Week 2 Ranking: 27

Dear Doug Wilson: “You are going to need a bigger boat.”

30. Detroit Red Wings: 2-6-2 (eighth in Central)

Week 2 Ranking: 30

The Red Wings are trapped in The Upside Down. Will they be Barb or will they be Hopper? Time will tell.

31. Ottawa Senators: 1-8-1 (seventh in the north)

Week 2 Ranking: 31

In “Lion King”, Rafiki holds Simba for everyone to see. Simba is Tim Stützle. He is the future of the senators and if you saw his goal the other nightYou know he just needs some time to be king

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