In TSN’s NHL “power rankings”, where would you expect the Montreal Canadiens (sitting atop the Eastern Conference with Ottawa) to rank?
#1? #2? Surely the top 5?. Top 10? WRONG.
#16. Ya, sixteen. Who writes this garbage for TSN? The Toronto Sports Network has every team in the Northeast Division but the Leafs ranked ahead of the divisional leaders, the Habs. Not placing the Leafs above the Habs is shocking in itself.
What kind of recognition is that for a conference leading team? Last I saw we beat Buffalo back to back, beat the Panthers and beat the Rangers. Curiously all of these teams outrank us. You can argue these results are a few days old, but I’d be shocked if we crack the Top 5 in the next updated version.
Should we complain? I seriously doubt any NHL coaches are reading and formulating their gameplan from TSN’s power ranking, but if they are maybe we’re sneaking in under the radar. No TSN power rank, no need for visiting teams to worry right? We’ll sit quietly at 1st overall in the east and let the TSN power ranking camouflage our excellence.
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