NHL.com has partnered with Hockey Prospectus to analyze which teams have fared best and worse than the rest of the league in the past year.
For this year’s study, we’re looking at all teams, not just the top-10.
The Hockey Prospectum Hockey Prospects database has compiled an annual ranking of each team’s top-25 prospects in the NHL, as well as the number of goals scored by each team in the league.
This year, we’ll be looking at the team’s power play, as it’s often used as a key metric for evaluating prospects.
As the season continues to unfold, there will be many more rankings in the coming months, but we will continue to track the performance of each NHL team through the first few weeks of the new year.
The list below shows which teams performed well, and which performed poorly, in the first half of the season.
There are many factors that go into a team’s success, including their overall talent level, which players they have on their roster, the strength of their home town, and whether their opponent is in their conference.
As we approach the end of the regular season, there’s still plenty of time for the teams to improve on their performances and see what can be done with their talent.
The NHL will not be able to give each team the same amount of time to improve as they have in the previous two seasons, so it’s important to understand why each team did or did not perform as well.
The results from this year are not expected to be accurate for a few months, and we’ll update the rankings with that information as it becomes available.
Here’s a look at the top 10 teams in the League over the past 12 months, as ranked by points.
Top 5 Teams for Goals Against in the First Half of the Season:1.
Nashville Predators (1.33 goals per game, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division)2.
Boston Bruins (2.05 goals per goal, 5th in the Eastern Conference)3.
St. Louis Blues (2 the Penguins)4.
Florida Panthers (2 goals per goals, 4th in NHL)5.
Anaheim Ducks (2 points per goals scored, 7th in Western Conference)6.
Dallas Stars (1 goals per points scored, 10th in Stanley Cup Playoffs)7.
Detroit Red Wings (1 points per points, 8th in Conference)8.
Pittsburgh Penguins (1 Goals For, 3rd in NHL with a goal against average of 2.01 goals per night)9.
Buffalo Sabres (1 Point per Point, 6th in League)10.
New Jersey Devils (1 Points per Point)