On the strength of three strong performances last week, San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi vaults to the No. 1 goalie spot. Meanwhile, Winnipeg forward Andrew Ladd joins the skater rankings at No. 6 and Chicago's Jonathan Toews moves up a spot to No. 2.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with San Jose's Antti Niemi rising to No. 1 among goaltenders. Also, Toronto's Nazem Kadri and Boston's Patrice Bergeron climb the skater ranks.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky rising to No. 2 among goalies on the strength of his thoroughly dominating week. Also, Chris Kunitz and Patrick Kane climb the skater ranks.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf rising to No. 5 on the strength of his continued hot play for the resurgent Ducks. Also, Jiri Tlusty and Brad Marchand make the top 10 skaters.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby regaining the top ranking among skaters while teammate Chris Kunitz soars to No. 4.
In the first edition of the Player Power Rankings for the 2013 season, veteran forwards Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton are showing there's still some bite left in the San Jose Sharks. Meanwhile, Craig Anderson tops the league's netminders early.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus analyzes the NHL's new postseason plan and finds it unfair to teams in the two western conferences, who will have to spend more to compete, face worse odds for playoff spots and lose out on revenue as a result.