Wow, the Pens slipping to 13th seems ridiculous. Part of me wants to laugh that the Kings are getting ranked higher, and part of me wants to facepalm because it is such a terrible ranking that it makes the whole list feel worthless.
“Every good army needs a couple of criminals.” - Dean Lombardi
Well wouldnt that put them as the 5th seed in the east? I mean, they were 4th seed last year, and they did lose a significant amount of depth this year... I really don't see much of an issue here... maybe at best they should be 10th.. to compensate for west coast teams.
I had us at 10 so count me among the wrong. Of course, TSN is sort of crazy at times but hooray for us in this case. I could see us being considered higher simply because of our improvement last season and the fact that we got significantly better again (on the blue line) with signing WM. Add that with our depth and I can see us climbing up to 7.
Phoenix is ridiculously overhyped. They aren't even going to make the playoffs. There is absolutely no way that can Tippett and the players can duplicate last season.
Well, they might make the playoffs, but I agree that Phoenix is overhyped. I am shocked that Pittsburgh is way down at 13th on TSN's list and that they think the Coyotes are supposed to rank well above the Penguins.