Max Greenberg’s Rankings (@MaxGreenberg176)
After giving it much thought, I decided to give the Hurricanes the top spot in this week’s rankings.
The Hurricanes pulling off three straight wins against the Lightning and Stars was huge, and their momentum was enough for them to overtake the latter, who have been hurt partially due to lack of games played.
It was originally tough to decide on the fourth through sixth spots, but they ended up staying the same. Each team finished the week similar to the way they started it, which is why there was no change in that order.
And finally, the final two spots remain the same. They Blackhawks still look as bad as we thought they would be, while the Red Wings were the only team to go winless last week.
As far as this week goes, the Panthers are the team to watch. They might currently lead the division with eleven points, but have lucked out by playing four of their first six games against the Blackhawks and Red Wings.
Back-to-back games against a roughly equal Predators team will give everyone a much better sense of how good or bad they are.