Skip to main content

Super 16 Rankings

Super 16

Super 16: Flames enter top 10

Penguins fall four spots; Canucks, Blue Jackets, Stars join power rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The movement in the Super 16 power rankings comes after the top five teams this week.

The Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets are again the top five, in that order, but four teams moved up the power rankings, three dropped, one stayed the same, and three teams joined the party, knocking three others out.

The Calgary Flames got the biggest bump, moving up five spots to No. 7. The Pittsburgh Penguins had the biggest drop, moving down four spots to No. 10. 

To create the power rankings, each of the 13 participating staff members put together his or her version of what they think the Super 16 should look like. Those are submitted and a point total is assigned to each.

The team picked first is given 16 points, second gets 15, third gets 14 and so on down to No. 16, which gets one point. 

Here is latest Super 16, with some news and notes to follow for each team:

 

1. Nashville Predators (11-3-0)

Total points: 204

Last week: No. 1

Hit: The Predators are 7-0-0 on the road this season after winning at the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. 

Miss: Forward Viktor Arvidsson (lower body) has missed three games and is on injured reserve.

 

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (11-3-1)

Total points: 199

Last week: No. 2

Hit: Brayden Point already has five multipoint games this season. The forward leads the Lightning with nine goals and 19 points and is tied for the lead with 10 assists.

Miss: Defenseman Victor Hedman (upper body) and forward Ondrej Palat (lower body) have missed the past six games.

 

3. Toronto Maple Leafs (10-5-0)

Total points: 173

Last week: No. 3

Hit: The Maple Leafs have allowed six goals in the four games they've played since forward Auston Matthews (shoulder) was put on injured reserve. They have scored eight goals in winning their past two games.

Miss: Toronto lost four of its previous five home games before defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday.

 

4. Boston Bruins (8-4-2)

Total points: 155

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Bruins have scored two power-play goals in four of their past six games (8-for-22).

Miss: They have scored four even-strength goals in their past six games.

Video: DAL@BOS: Marchand buries PPG to win it in OT

 

5. Winnipeg Jets (8-5-1)

Total points: 151

Last week: No. 5

Hit: The Jets are in the middle of a six-day break between games, time they're using to rest and reacclimate themselves to the Central time zone after a weeklong trip to Finland for the 2018 NHL Global Series games against the Florida Panthers. 

Miss: Forward Brendan Lemieux won't be in the lineup when the Jets get back at it against the Colorado Avalanche at Bell MTS Place on Friday. Lemieux is suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head of Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck in a 4-2 loss in Helsinki on Friday.

 

6. San Jose Sharks (8-4-3)

Total points: 150

Last week: No. 8

Hit: The Sharks are 23-for-24 on the penalty kill in their past nine games. Their streak of eight consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal ended Tuesday, when Zach Parise scored for the Minnesota Wild in a 4-3 San Jose victory. The Sharks are third in the NHL on the PK (86.5 percent).

Miss: Forward Tomas Hertl missed the game against the Wild because of a concussion. He's day to day.

 

7. Calgary Flames (9-6-1)

Total points: 119

Last week: No. 12

Hit: The Flames are outscoring the opposition 31-12 in the third period and overtime.

Miss: They are being outscored 21-9 in the second period.

 

8. Colorado Avalanche (7-5-3)

Total points: 101

Last week: No. 7

Hit: Tyson Barrie needs one point to move into second place on Colorado's all-time list for points by a defenseman. He has 259, tied with Adam Foote for second and 16 points behind John Michael Liles' record (275). Barrie needs two assists to join Liles (207) and Foote (203) as the only defensemen in Colorado/Quebec Nordiques history with at least 200 assists.

Miss: Forwards J.T. Compher (head), Tyson Jost (head) and Sven Andrighetto (lower body) are all on injured reserve. Compher has missed 10 games. Jost has missed four and Andrighetto three.

Video: COL@VAN: MacKinnon gives Avs late lead with PPG

 

9. Minnesota Wild (8-4-2)

Total points: 100

Last week: No. 10

Hit: The Wild have allowed 38 shots on goal in their past two games after giving up 34.8 per game in their first 12. A big reason is they've been on the penalty kill once in the past two games. They averaged 4.4 times on the PK in their first 12.

Miss: They've allowed the first goal in 10 of their 14 games. 

 

10. Pittsburgh Penguins (6-5-3)

Total points: 76

Last week: No. 6

Hit: Jamie Oleksiak played in his 200th NHL game Wednesday. The defenseman has eight points (four goals, four assists), giving him 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 60 games since the Penguins acquired him in a trade with the Dallas Stars on Dec. 19.

Miss: The Penguins have lost four in a row at home, including the past three in regulation by a combined 16-4.

 

11. Washington Capitals (7-4-3)

Total points: 75

Last week: No. 9

Hit: The Capitals, who were first in the NHL on the power play entering play Wednesday (36.6 percent), are 7-1-2 this season when they score at least one power-play goal and 0-3-1 when they don't.

Miss: Defenseman Brooks Orpik has missed four games with a lower-body injury, including a 2-1 win against the Penguins on Wednesday.

 

12. New York Islanders (8-4-2)

Total points: 71

Last week: No. 15

Hit: Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner have combined for a .935 save percentage.

Miss: Anthony Beauvillier has struggled with one point, a goal, and a minus-6 rating in 13 games despite playing in the top six forwards.

 

13. Montreal Canadiens (8-5-2)

Total points: 60

Last week: No. 13

Hit: Max Domi has scored in four straight games. He has nine goals in 15 games this season, matching his goal output from each of the past two seasons. He scored nine goals in 82 games last season and nine in 59 games in 2016-17, each with the Arizona Coyotes.

Miss: Carey Price has allowed 13 goals on 99 shots in his past three starts (.869 save percentage).

 

14. Vancouver Canucks (9-6-1)

Total points: 56

Last week: NR

Hit: Elias Pettersson is on pace to score 76 goals this season.

Miss: Loui Eriksson has scored one goal in 16 games this season. 

 

15. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-6-1)

Total points: 30

Last week: NR

Hit: Anthony Duclair is making good on his latest opportunity with six goals in 15 games. The forward scored 11 goals in 55 games last season, including two in 23 games and none in his last 14 with the Chicago Blackhawks after they acquired him in a trade with the Coyotes on Jan. 10.

Miss: Columbus is 3-for-41 on the power play (7.3 percent) in its past 11 games.

 

16. Dallas Stars (8-6-1)

Total points: 20

Last week: NR

Hit: Jamie Benn has scored in three of his past four games after going seven straight games without one.

Miss: Tyler Seguin's streak without a goal has reached 12 games, tying the longest goalless streak of his NHL career (Jan. 4-25, 2014).

Others receiving points: Edmonton Oilers 9, Buffalo Sabres 8, Arizona Coyotes 5, New Jersey Devils 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2, New York Rangers 1

Dropped out: Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Devils

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. San Jose Sharks; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Calgary Flames; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Washington Capitals; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Vancouver Canucks; 14. Montreal Canadiens; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

TIM CAMPBELL

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Nashville Predators; 3. San Jose Sharks; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Minnesota Wild; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Calgary Flames; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Vancouver Canucks; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Washington Capitals; 15. Buffalo Sabres; 16. Dallas Stars

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Vancouver Canucks; 6. San Jose Sharks; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Montreal Canadiens; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Colorado Avalanche; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. New York Rangers

NICK COTSONIKA

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Pittsburgh Penguins; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Calgary Flames; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Vancouver Canucks; 15. Columbus Blue Jackets; 16. Dallas Stars

TOM GULITTI

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Calgary Flames; 7. San Jose Sharks; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Pittsburgh Penguins; 10. Minnesota Wild; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Colorado Avalanche; 14. Vancouver Canucks; 15. Columbus Blue Jackets; 16. Edmonton Oilers

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Nashville Predators; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Calgary Flames; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. San Jose Sharks; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. New York Islanders; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Vancouver Canucks; 12. Buffalo Sabres; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Washington Capitals; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Montreal Canadiens

ROBERT LAFLAMME

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Nashville Predators; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Pittsburgh Penguins; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Calgary Flames; 12. Vancouver Canucks; 13. New York Islanders; 14. Montreal Canadiens; 15. Chicago Blackhawks; 16. Edmonton Oilers

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. Montreal Canadiens; 7. Minnesota Wild; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Boston Bruins; 10. Calgary Flames; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. Columbus Blue Jackets; 13. New York Islanders; 14. New Jersey Devils; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Pittsburgh Penguins

TRACEY MYERS

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. San Jose Sharks; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. New York Islanders; 10. Columbus Blue Jackets; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Calgary Flames; 13. Arizona Coyotes; 14. Montreal Canadiens; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Vancouver Canucks

BILL PRICE

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Calgary Flames; 9. San Jose Sharks; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Washington Capitals; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Dallas Stars; 15. Montreal Canadiens; 16. Edmonton Oilers

SHAWN ROARKE

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. San Jose Sharks; 7. Calgary Flames; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Washington Capitals; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Dallas Stars; 14. Vancouver Canucks; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Arizona Coyotes

DAN ROSEN

1. Nashville Predators; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Toronto Maple Leafs; 6. San Jose Sharks; 7. Calgary Flames; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Washington Capitals; 10. Colorado Avalanche; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Vancouver Canucks; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

MIKE ZEISBERGER

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Nashville Predators; 3. San Jose Sharks; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Vancouver Canucks; 9. Calgary Flames; 10. Montreal Canadiens; 11. Washington Capitals; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. Pittsburgh Penguins; 14. Dallas Stars; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Buffalo Sabres

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.