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The Detroit Red Wings Fall 3 Spots In TSN Team Rankings

This week, TSN ranks the Detroit Red Wings as the 24th best team in the NHL.

That is a drop from the 21st spot the last time they did the rankings.

from Scott Cullen of TSN,

Four wins in the past five games puts the Red Wings in position to take a crossover playoff spot, but losing LW Henrik Zetterberg for the rest of the regular season and C Pavel Datsyuk to more knee troubles sure raises the level of difficulty for a team that has been battling injuries all year. 

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I have to chuckle when I see these rankings.

Detroit just pasted Ottawa.  Ottawa passes us in the rankings.  Detroit’s one point back from the Rangers with two games in hand—the Rangers are 14 spots ahead of us. 

At this point the Red Wings could finish third in the East and still be about 20th in TSN’s rankings.

Posted by captaineclectic on 03/03/14 at 05:55 PM ET

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They are anti-Wing and have been for years…

Posted by @TheJimP19 from transplanted in Nashville on 03/03/14 at 06:09 PM ET

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Preds at 18 are a joke also….  they always kiss that teams behind for some reason.

Posted by @TheJimP19 from transplanted in Nashville on 03/03/14 at 06:10 PM ET

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I have to chuckle when I see these rankings.

Is it because you’re ignoring the fact that theses rankings are for fantasy hockey values?

Posted by Garth on 03/03/14 at 06:13 PM ET

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Garth, I think we have had this discussion in the past, but no mention of any fantasy talk here…

from Scott Cullen of TSN,

The St. Louis Blues, having added Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo, remain the No.1-ranked team in the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Among the team moving up since the last update, the Los Angeles Kings have won four straight and jump from 12 to eight. The New Jersey Devils are up, from 18 to 13, though they keep going back to goaltender Martin Brodeur, decisions that incrementally undermind their efforts to reach the postseason.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/03/14 at 06:17 PM ET

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no mention of any fantasy talk hereā€¦

Paul, the article is listed under fantasy news, and one only needs to look at the reason the Wings dropped in the rankings to confirm it.

Posted by Garth on 03/03/14 at 07:26 PM ET

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You only need look at Cullen’s methodology, posted plainly for everyone to see, to see that it’s his attempt to make Sagarin-style predictor that accounts for injuries.  What purpose this has for fantasy hockey (choosing which teams to start your goalies against?) eludes me.

Posted by captaineclectic on 03/03/14 at 08:03 PM ET

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from Scott Cullen of TSN,

  The St. Louis Blues, having added Ryan Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo, remain the No.1-ranked team in the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

All teams Red Wing fans love to hate.

Posted by bigfrog on 03/03/14 at 11:20 PM ET

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After the garbage spat out about Vladdie, NO team’s fans is more despicable than the fuching B’lose.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/04/14 at 12:14 PM ET

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