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Eastern Conference Power Rankings Position 6

View Poll Results: Rank the 6th best team in the East
Buffalo Sabres 0 0%
Florida Panthers 0 0%
Montreal Canadiens 15 18.29%
Washington Capitals 29 35.37%
Tampa Bay Lightning 0 0%
Toronto Maple Leafs 11 13.41%
Carolina Hurricanes 2 2.44%
Columbus Blue Jackets 8 9.76%
New Jersey Devils 1 1.22%
New York Islanders 7 8.54%
Philadelphia Flyers 9 10.98%
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07-21-2013, 07:28 PM
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Eastern Conference Power Rankings Position 6

I've been doing this for like 4 or 5 years now, so let's get this party started.

Rank what will be the best teams in the Eastern Conference. You can choose to pick what team you think will win the East and be in the SCF, OR what team you think will finish 1st overall at the end of the regular season, use whatever criteria you think is most applicable...as this poll goes, just keep going based on who is left.

Here are the current Division setups:

Division C
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs

Division D
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals


Here are the current results of our polls

Division C
1)Boston Bruins
2)Detroit Red Wings
3)Ottawa Senators
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Division D
1)Pittsburgh Penguins
2)New York Rangers
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Here are the current Eastern Conference Power Rankings:
1)Boston Bruins
2)Pittsburgh Penguins
3)New York Rangers
4)Detroit Red Wings
5)Ottawa Senators
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Here are the current Playoff Matchups:
Home VS Away
Boston Bruins VS Worst Wild Card Team (8)
Pittsburgh Penguins VS 2nd Worst Wild Card Team (7)
Detroit Red Wings VS Ottawa Senators
New York Rangers VS Division D #3


Poll to come shortly....

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Going with the Caps.

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This poll just made me realize.. not too many strong teams out there.. pretty top heavy this year. Also... Habs > Sens... Sens will miss alfie and gave up too much for bobby ryan

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07-21-2013, 08:00 PM
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Here are the current Eastern Conference Power Rankings:
1)Boston Bruins
2)Pittsburgh Penguins
3)New York Rangers
4)Detroit Red Wings
5)Ottawa Senators
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Really now? Rangers have been voted as the 3rd best team in the conference by this board? I am shocked.
I wonder what happened to Drew ... must have been apoplectic.

I'd rank Wings and the Caps ahead of them though.

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07-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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Caps here. Maple Leafs next.

Who the hell is voting for the Flyers?

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Voted for the Jackets. Think they're getting underrated here. They have the reigning Vezina winner and added Gaborik and Horton to an already pretty good support cast.

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Voted for the Jackets. Think they're getting underrated here. They have the reigning Vezina winner and added Gaborik and Horton to an already pretty good support cast.
I've been saying people underestimate the Jackets for a while and I think they're the team most likely to surprise this year.

However, I'm not ready to put them ahead of established forces just yet. I won't need much convincing, but I need some.

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Suprised to see so many people picking the caps. I don't even see them as a playoff team. Though, if Ovechkin keeps up his second half streak I suppose a lot could happen. I'm with those saying Columbus, but Toronto should be up there too I think.

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No way Caps will be better than Leafs (at least not by the margin they currently lead in this poll). Toronto who took Boston to within one period to elimination and improved since then against Caps who lost the benefit of earnings gimme points in perpetually weak division? Toronto all the way.

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Don't think Ottawa belongs at 5 at all, I can see them missing the playoffs.

Picked the Habs again.

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Washington. Then Toronto and Columbus.

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Caps, they've got solid goaltending, blueline, and one of the best scorers in the league.

Detroit is getting way too much respect here and Ottawa lost their heart and soul.

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Really now? Rangers have been voted as the 3rd best team in the conference by this board? I am shocked.
I wonder what happened to Drew ... must have been apoplectic.

I'd rank Wings and the Caps ahead of them though.
Id probably have us at #4 to be honest.


2 huge injuries to start the year and staal is an unknown.

with everyone healthy we're easily up there with Boston and Pittsburgh...shuffle the boards and see where they end up...all 3 could finish in 1st place.

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I think 3 is a good spot for us.

Islanders here though. I love the moves they made this offseason.

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I think 3 is a good spot for us.

Islanders here though. I love the moves they made this offseason.
you mean other than losing their captain?

they added clutterbuck, but lost Streit.

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you mean other than losing their captain?

they added clutterbuck, but lost Streit.
Their PP might take a bit of a dip, but I don't think he was as important to them last year as before. He had quite a minor role in their playoff run.

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Rangers are overrated (not shocking). We should be fifth. Isles here.

Blue Jackets underrated. Caps overrated. Caps were 4-9-2 against Atlantic teams last season. 15-3 against Southeast teams (4-1 against the Canes).

Welcome to the division, Ovi

Can't believe the Flyers have votes for this position.

EDIT - I'm not saying that the Blue Jackets have earned this position, I just foresee (judging by votes so far) that they will be lower than they should be.


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Voted for the Jackets. Think they're getting underrated here. They have the reigning Vezina winner and added Gaborik and Horton to an already pretty good support cast.
Same here. With Horton and switching conferences, I think they are going to be a tough team to beat because they will be on a high with a lot less travel. They will surprise teams in the East who might not take them as seriously as they should due to their past reputation.

Islanders could be in this spot as well.

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I went Toronto. Montreal, Columbus, NYI, Carolina, Washington should all get nods soon. It is going to be hard to make the playoffs this upcoming season.

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Id probably have us at #4 to be honest.


2 huge injuries to start the year and staal is an unknown.

with everyone healthy we're easily up there with Boston and Pittsburgh...shuffle the boards and see where they end up...all 3 could finish in 1st place.
New coaches.
How quickly will the team adjust to the new system. How will Richards rebound.
How will the bottom 6 perform.
Will Brass confirm.
Will Stepan confirm.
Will kreider step up.
Will Staal return at (or close to) 100%.

Those are some of the questions in my mind.
I am optimist and I see good things, but I cannot rank them that high based on the uncertainty at this point.

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MTL. They always manage to compete, which is more than can be said about some of the teams still up there. Hell I had MTL ahead of the Sens, too.

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There is nothing wrong with having the Rangers ranked 3rd.

They finished 3rd/4th last year in the playoffs

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The Ovenchickens lost their #2 center in Ribeiro and didn't replace him. Unless Kuznetsov comes over this season and makes a big impact, I don't see them higher than being a bubble team. Montreal for me. Their team barely changed this offseason and their young guys are another year older and better.

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There is nothing wrong with having the Rangers ranked 3rd.

They finished 3rd/4th last year in the playoffs
1) The Wings and Jackets weren't in the East last year

2) We didn't have management telling a bunch of scrub forwards they were as talented as any other team in the league last year

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