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The AHL season is well underway.  Teams have played 13 to 19 games so far this year.  We are far enough into the season that there is a clear league leader in the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary Flames affiliate).  They have a record of 13-6 with one point for a regulation tie.  That gives them 27 points.  This gives them a two point lead over the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings affiliate).  Manchester has an 11-6 record with three regulation tie points.  This is good for 25 points with a game in hand over Abbotsford.

Abbotsford is the highest scoring team in the AHL.  They have some good offensive depth with Blair Jones, Corban Knight and Ben Street all scoring at or near point per game rates.  This is the team most likely to outscore you in the AHL.

Manchester's success has come from preventing their opponents from scoring.  Martin Jones has been their top goalie posting a 2.24 GAA and a .927 saves percentage.  The problem for this team is that Jones has been called up to the NHL because of Jonathan Quick's strained groin.  This should give Abbotsford a chance to build a lead if the injury lasts a few weeks.

The Abbotsford Heat are in first place in the AHL.  Their closest competitor is Manchester but they might not be able to sustain their record if their top goalie is in the NHL for any extended period.

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In what way are the Heat the “clear leader”?  They’re only in first by virtue of the fact that they’ve played more games than anyone else in the league (also, they have played two more games than Manchester, not one).  There are four teams with better points percentages than Abbotsford.

That hardly makes them a clear leader.

Posted by Garth on 11/17/13 at 10:32 PM ET

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also what’s the point of this entry? couldn’t we just look the standings up ourselves?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/17/13 at 11:12 PM ET

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The Heat are the clear leader because they have two more points than anyone else.  You could have looked that up if you wanted to.  I imagine most people didn’t bother, so here is another way they can find this information.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 11/17/13 at 11:34 PM ET

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“Abbotsford is the highest scoring team in the AHL.”
They’ve outscored Grand Rapids by two goals but have played three more games. I suppose if Grand Rapids is shut out in its next three games then this would be a valid point

“This is the team most likely to outscore you in the AHL”
They are the only team to have played 19 games, and only Rockford has played 18, everyone else has played 17 or less. I guess if somehow Abbotsford ends up playing more games than everyone else then yes they will most likely outscore every other team in the AHL,. Although my understanding of how Hockey works is they will all play the same number of regular season games.

Strange post

Posted by Canucks6 on 11/17/13 at 11:45 PM ET

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there are 5 teams with a better winning percentage.

what joke

Posted by akwingsfan on 11/18/13 at 02:00 AM ET

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LOL at sooo much of the above.

But Manchester has indeed sent Jones up to LA…in addition to their top line of Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson, so yeah, one would predict they’d slip a bit in the near future.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 11/18/13 at 02:02 AM ET

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This is perhaps the best worded piece of garbage post I have ever seen. Complete lack of thought or reason, but very good English compared to most terribly pointless posts.
Impressive.

Posted by teldar on 11/18/13 at 08:00 AM ET

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The Heat are the clear leader because they have two more points than anyone else.

They may be in first, but they aren’t the clear ANYTHING.

For *#$%@&’s sake, could ever just once look beyond the most basic of stats?  They’re in first, yes, butas I have detailed in my post (that you clearly didn’t bother to read in its entirety) that does not make them the clear leader.

If you can lost your lead simply by having the rest of the teams around you catching up to you in games played you are not.  Not.  NOT.  EVER.  The clear leader.

EVER.

Posted by Garth on 11/18/13 at 09:11 AM ET

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