Hockey Wilderness Power Rankings: 11-25-2011

Last week, we entered into the wonderful world of NHL power rankings with our first ever Hockey Wilderness Power Rankings that ranked the teams by the combined jersey score of their top line players. We have reports of the line for a Tampa Bay Lightning - St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Final fluctuating in Vegas. 

Always trust the numbers, folks. Always trust the numbers. 

This week, we continue our look at the teams in the NHL, and how their respective power is calculated properly. With so many choices to rank the teams, and none of them valuable in the slightest, we have followed the advice of one of our readers (don't worry, we have all of your suggestions documented for future use), and we move into a more traditional method of ordering things. 

After the jump, our NHL power rankings.

Following a suggestion, we decided to take things in a traditional ordering system methodology. Of course, when "do it alphabetically" came up, that seemed like it was too simple. I mean, if we're going to do this, we need to really do this. Then we decided to order them alphabetically, but using their nickname's Russian translation. Then, to make it extra fun, we decided to use our Poorly Translated Russian scores in order to do so.

After all, if you can choose between actual Russian translations, and a poorly translated version straight from Google, why not go with the latter? 

So, this week, your teams are ranked first by their Poorly Translated Russian First Letter Score, or PTRFLS. To break ties, we added the Poorly Translated Russian Second Letter Score (PTRSLS), Poorly Translated Russian Third Letter Score (PTRTLS), and of course, the all powerful Poorly Translated Russian Fourth Letter Score (PTRFoLS). 

Your rankings are as follows:

Eastern Conference

 

Rank

Team

(Poorly Translated Russian)

PTRFLS

PTRSLS

PTRTLS

PTRFoLS

Last Week

Change

1

Hurricanes

Ураганы

21

18

8

+7

2

Jets

Струи

19

20

18

7

+5

3

Capitals

столиц

19

20

16

13

+10

4

Senators

Сенаторы

19

6

14

+10

5

Sabres

Сабли

19

1

11

+6

6

Rangers

Рейнджерс

18

9

+3

7

Penguins

Пингвины

17

10

6

-1

8

Panthers

пантеры

17

1

12

+4

9

Islanders

островов

16

19

2

-7

10

Lightning

молния

14

16

1

-9

11

Maple Leafs

Мэйпл Лифс

14

10

3

-8

12

Flyers

Листовки

13

10

5

-7

13

Canadiens

Канадиенс

12

1

10

-3

14

Devils

Дьяволы

5

3

15

+1

15

Bruins

Брюинз

2

18

4

-11

Western Confernece

 

Rank

Team

(Poorly Translated Russian)

PTRFLS

PTRSLS

PTRTLS

PTRFoLS

Last Week

Change

1

Predators

хищники

23

10

+9

2

Ducks

Утки

21

20

15

+13

3

Flames

огонь

16

4

12

+9

4

Oilers

непромокаемый костюм

15

5

+1

5

Avalanche

лавина

13

1

9

+4

6

Red Wings

красный крылья

12

18

4

-2

7

Kings

Короли

12

16

18

13

+6

8

Coyotes

Койоты

12

16

11

2

-6

9

Canucks

Кэнакс

12

9

7

-2

10

Stars

Звезды

9

3

6

-4

11

Wild

дикий

5

10

14

+3

12

Blackhawks

Блэкхокс

2

14

3

-9

13

Blues

блюз

2

13

32

9

1

-12

14

Blue Jackets

Блю Джекетс

2

13

32

5

8

-6

15

Sharks

Акулы

1

12

11

-4

 Once again, this week we see how powerful the letters of the alphabet are when it comes to ensuring the dominance of your hockey club. While the Bolts and Blues all powerful last week, a change in the rules has clearly created choas for them. If only the CBA were written in stone, eh boys?

Great to see the Ducks respond with such a strong week, though, isn't it. They'll be dancing in Disneyland in no time. As for the Wild, these letter based ranking just are not good to them. If only Chuck Fletcher had known he would be judged on pure an utter lunacy.

What say you Wilderness? How do we stack up against other power rankings? Have any suggestions for how you would like to see the teams ranked?

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