2020 – October 27
Avs Hold Off-Season Top Spot
It is October — the NHL off-season, wait what — well it is 2020. Colorado holds the top spot in the off-season 2020 power rankings. The Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning fall to #2 as cap problems and players on the move loom. Vegas is making a strong push with the Alex Pietrangelo signing. Toronto makes a huge jump up and this might be the most controversial ranking I have. Well I like the experience they gain, maybe not so much Joe Thornton, but it will bring accountability. The defense is improved and I still like Andersson in net. A strong free-agency and draft move the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames up the board. As for teams on the down. Boston heads down due to off-season injuries. Pittsburgh trends the wrong way due to age and an unproven Tristan Jarry. Carolina, well this might be the one I am wrong on. Just don’t trust the goaltending and the non-existent off-season has me wondering. We will update this again prior to camps opening.