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The Top 16 Teams In The NHL

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

To create the Super 16, each of the 14 participating staff members put together his or her version of what they think it should look like. Those were submitted and a point total assigned to each.

The team that was selected first was given 16 points, second got 15, third 14 and so on down to No. 16, who got one point.

Here is the Super 16:

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-0-0)
Total points: 221
Preseason rank: No. 1

The Lightning have eight players who've scored at least one goal and 13 at least one point. Forward Steven Stamkos leads them with five points (two goals, three assists).

2. Vegas Golden Knights (4-0-0)
Total points: 207
Preseason rank: No. 3

Alex Pietrangelo appears to be a fit; the defenseman scored his first goal with Vegas in a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday and entered averaging more than 26 minutes of ice time per game. The Golden Knights have shown resiliency by coming back to win games against the Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks after falling behind in each of them.

3. Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0)
Total points: 180
Preseason rank: No. 2

The Avalanche responded to their season-opening 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues by scoring 11 straight goals across five periods before allowing two in the third period of a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Nathan MacKinnon scored his 500th NHL point against the Kings. The center has 191 goals and 309 assists in 528 games, all with the Avalanche.

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Weird system.

3-2 Toronto averaged 6.7 between fourteen writers,
a couple who ranked them seemingly way too high.

But because they popped up no lower than tenth in those lists
they ended up ranked 5th.

Are the Maple Leafs the 5th best team in the league, at least based
on their play so far? The main supporting arguments seemed to be that
their power play is off to a great start and their big four offensives forwards have
combined for ten goals.

Does Toronto have to be hyped in every conversation of leading teams until they once again prove otherwise, just because of the media market? It’s hilarious btw seeing Toronto fans aggressively calling their city “the center of the universe” and calling fans of other Canadian teams things like “peasants”.
I guess some people in Bratislava probably tell denizens of smaller Slovakian cities they are “the center of the universe, too”. (Nothing against the city of country - I’m sure fans there are much less ridiculous than many from Toronto.) Is it chest-beating overcompensation for a - so far - fifty-three year drought?

Posted by lefty.30 on 01/21/21 at 09:53 AM ET

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Does Toronto have to be hyped in every conversation of leading teams until they once again prove otherwise, just because of the media market?

Posted by lefty.30 on 01/21/21 at 09:53 AM ET

Yes.  It’s why the Canadian Division is already a hilarious trainwreck, and it just started.  You thought the other teams hated Toronto before…

Posted by Primis on 01/21/21 at 10:50 AM ET

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Are the Maple Leafs the 5th best team in the league

Is that what you think an opinion poll is for?

Posted by PresidentJoeByzerman on 01/21/21 at 11:03 AM ET

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