Sportsnet Bruins now #3 in mid-season power rankings

Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Fenway

    Fenway Administrator Sponsor

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    41,122
    Likes Received:
    27,740
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Boston-Cambridge MA
    Amazing

    NHL Power Rankings: Mid-Term Grades Edition - Sportsnet.ca

    3.
    [​IMG]
    Boston Bruins
    B+. A rocky, injury-riddled October put the Bruins behind the 8-ball, but this group has rallied around one of the game’s best trios (Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak) and is now a smart bet to seize home ice in a first-round playoff series versus Toronto. Dressing the game’s best super-young D-man (Charlie McAvoy) and best super-old D-man (Zdeno Chara) certainly helps.
     
  2. smithformeragent

    smithformeragent Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,645
    Likes Received:
    4,540
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    \
    Location:
    Manchester NH
    There’s no way they’re ahead of the Capitals.
     
    ashnathan likes this.
  3. 00BW

    00BW ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    89
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    Yeah, they ranked them 3rd but graded them B+. Teams ranked 4-7 all grade A to A-. Weird.
     
    ORR2Sanderson2ORR likes this.
  4. 22Brad Park

    22Brad Park Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    27,541
    Likes Received:
    5,246
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    Why Not? 3 points back of them chokers with 3 games at hand.
     
  5. ashnathan

    ashnathan Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    13,557
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Australia
    Man, until Boston gets that Washington monkey off their back they aren't winning anything, chances are they'll be in the ECF
     
  6. Fossy21

    Fossy21 Nobel Prize Deke

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    18,919
    Likes Received:
    1,520
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Linköping
    Who cares? This is a mid-season power ranking, not "who will be more likely to win a series 3 months from now?", and the playoffs are always a different beast. The Bruins should've easily beaten the Habs in 2014 after losing three out of four games to them that season and having them be our kryptonite for ages. They probably should've won that series in 5 and would have if not for the Habs lucking out like I've never seen before or since, in game 1. Then they choked away the last two games, which also happens in the playoffs. Are the Caps more of a weak-spot than the Habs were? Maybe, but they wouldn't sweep us.

    On-topic: This is welcome, even if these rankings are meaningless. Most power rankings I've seen have had the Bruins in spot 12-16 or so as late as a week or two ago.
     
  7. Bruinaura

    Bruinaura Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    21,013
    Likes Received:
    26,784
    Trophy Points:
    156
    I will trade every single future regular season win against the Caps (it will happen someday) for one sweep of the Caps in the playoffs. Caps in the first round, then a sweep of the Habs, then a sweep of the Penguins, followed by a sweep of.....hmmmmmmm...Edmonton. Yes. Perfect playoffs. :)

    I really don't think that's too much to ask?

    Oh wait. If Bergeron could be captain when that happens, that'd be swell. No offense to Chara but he's already captained a Cup team.

    Ok Bruins...
    Make-It-So.png
     
    William Faulkner likes this.
  8. KnightofBoston

    KnightofBoston Charlie MackTruck

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    17,180
    Likes Received:
    1,848
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Occupation:
    Science Education
    Location:
    Easthampton, Ma
    How can you be third with a B+ and have the next handful of teams after you be rated as an A?
     
    smithformeragent likes this.
  9. ashnathan

    ashnathan Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    13,557
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Australia
    I was replying to a previous post regarding Washington
     
  10. Fossy21

    Fossy21 Nobel Prize Deke

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    18,919
    Likes Received:
    1,520
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Linköping
    I know. And I was disagreeing with our recent difficulty with that one team being relevant in our ranking.
     
  11. RoccoF14

    RoccoF14 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    Commercial Real Estate
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    You can say the same thing about Toronto. Can't remember the last time we've beaten them.
     
  12. Glove Malfunction

    Glove Malfunction Ference is my binky Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    13,933
    Likes Received:
    5,933
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    EMR Consultant
    Location:
    OK, it's hot now, AZ
    You don't have to remember the LAST time. You just have to remember THIS time:
     
  13. sarge88

    sarge88 Registered User Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Messages:
    16,830
    Likes Received:
    3,690
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male

    I agree in a sense, but this about overall rankings, not just in comparison to the Caps, who they can't beat.

    Even if they finished 10 points ahead of them in the regular season, I'd take the Caps in a playoff series until I have a reason to think otherwise.

    However, I'd take the B's right now against 90% of the rest of the league, aside from probably Tampa and maybe Nashville --- although I'm not 100% sold on Nashville.
     
  14. caz16

    caz16 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,761
    Likes Received:
    1,745
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Location:
    Ontario

    "As always, teams are ranked in order of their current 2017-18 awesomeness. The write-ups explain why we gave your favourite club a passing or failing letter."

    So I guess the letter grade is for how they have played over the total games played but they rank 3rd for their current strong play.
     
    00BW likes this.
  15. hrdpuk

    hrdpuk Carlo Just keeps getting better

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The B's will turn it around against Washington and they'll do it in the most appropriate time , The playoffs .
    I hope I'm around a lot of Washington fans when that happens. they'll be money to be made
     
  16. Rubber Biscuit

    Rubber Biscuit Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    12,753
    Likes Received:
    6,577
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Long Island
    Until Washington gets that 2nd round monkey off their back they aren't winning anything. I'm not worried about them making it to the ECF
     
  17. Rubber Biscuit

    Rubber Biscuit Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    12,753
    Likes Received:
    6,577
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Long Island
    I mean, I'm all in for this scenario but 3 of those 4 teams may be on the outside looking in come April (which I will be very happy about)
     
  18. Bruinaura

    Bruinaura Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    21,013
    Likes Received:
    26,784
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Oh, this particular scenario doesn't have to happen this year. Besides, Bergeron wouldn't be captain anyway. ;)

    Next year would be fine. :)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"