Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rangers Top TSN Power Rankings

When a team goes on a six-game winning streak like the New York Rangers are currently on you expect them to gain significant ground in the power rankings.  While that is to be expected, it is still shocking to see the Rangers hit the top spot on TSN’s rankings this week.  New York moved for 5th to the head of the class with Scott Cullen saying the following…
Winners of six in a row, the Blueshirts have allowed only nine goals against in those six games, while they've been led by the line of Marian Gaborik, Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan.
The Rangers are certainly worthy of praise for their current run of results, but the winning streak does not mean they are the top team in the league right now.  San Jose is likely the only impressive victory in the bunch while the others were really about taking care of lesser teams when you should.  The bigger tests are coming with Washington, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on the schedule in the next couple weeks.  Continue to get results against those teams and their spot at the head of the power rankings will have a more credible feel to it.