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NHLP Cup Threat Ratings For 2009/10 (FINAL OF ALL PLAYOFF TEAMS)  This is the final ranking based on the final standings of the NHL.  As far as the Yearbooks prediction on who will win the Cup, that is yet to come.

The NHLP has always came out with the Cup Threat Rating (CTR) a couple times a year.  The CTR is also known as the Power Rankings in the NHLP.  It is a time perfected, skill based, best prediction of what teams are the best and what teams have the best chance of winning it all.  It is very accurate.  Like last year it predicted Las Vegas and Dallas as being the two best NHLP teams and of course Dallas beat Las Vegas in the NHLP finals.  Nailing Florida the year before as NHLP winners and many winners over the years.  The CTR really does work.  It isn't a perfect science, but it is not a guess either.  If you are near the top, you have a good team and a shot at winning, near the bottom, a bad team with little hope as is.  The nice thing is you have the power to change your teams position at any time.  This will be on-going and ever changing all year.  How it works - Teams will move up and down based on their Transactions, NHLP Standings (Points back or points to give), Players Points,  Depth Charts, PP Time on the ice and mainly the NHL standings.  You may not like the teams seeded 1st in each Conference to win it all, but the CTR does not go by gut feelings, only 100% statistics.  It holds truest when there are no upsets (but when is that?).  This is the NHLP Power Rankings. 

 NHLP Cup Threat Rating (CTR) - Continuously Updated
Ranked CTR - Rating
(Previous High - Low)
Team GM
(Division)
Notes
1 1850 (H1 - 2261, L35 - 367) Matt

(West - Central)
Simply the best!  The first round matchup will not be GM Jr in Memphis #6, even though it would have have been the better round to meet him in as things turned out.  With Ovechkin, Laich and Knuble twice, this team will be hard to beat in any round and gets stronger the deeper it goes.  Is only equal to San Fran's #2 (Scott) Caps built team but the earliest these two can meet is the NHLP Finals.  Is only a point favorite in round one as Green Bay (Ryan) can score.  The good thing is these are based on a 5 game series for the Capitals, so anything beyond that likely cinches this series.  In round two GM Jr could have a 6 man team if the Sharks and Sabres go to the second round.  Matt has a crazy chance here to win it all but guarantees do not exist in the NHLP come playoff time.
2 1751 (H1 - 2232, L34 - 370) Scott

(West - Pacific)
  The Titan one of the two NHLP teams, Dallas #3 (Jr) the other, to have 3 "point per game" players and but is only a mere 4 point favorite to beat Anaheim (Charlie) in round one.  GM Scott and Andrew could have an intense second round where Scott can be a clear favorite or underdog depending on the teams coming through in the NHL.  It is Caps all the way here and if all does go well for San Fran, Scott cannot meet Indianapolis #1 (Matt) until the finals, which is likely better for Scott if that happens.  If at any time Semin or Corvo miss games, this team will self destruct in a hurry.    
1626 (L40 - 310) Jr

(East - Gulf)
Amazing!  A great job to build a team that cannot be stopped with a Canucks run.  No one wants this team in any round with the Canucks playing but it does becomes a gift to play the round after the Canucks go out.  Cannot win the Cup without the Canucks either in the finals or losing in the Semi finals to Phoenix, which is possible. Is trying to be the first ever NHLP team to win a third Cup on the same team.  Never done.  Matches up well in the first round against New Orleans #12 (Henry).  Jr is predicted to get over 30 points in round one and is only one of two teams predicted to score that high (LA #8, Andrew the other) so it is clear sailing with the Canucks likely after that.
4 1607 (H1 - 1801, L20 - 804) Matt

(West - Northwest)
Clearly the best Sharks built NHLP team and it is San Jose or broke here for GM Matt.  "Appears set to battle Alaska #31 (Marcel) in what will not be an easy series and quite possibly Matt even being a slight underdog."  Well Matt is actually a one point favorite as things turned out, so this is very tight.    Nothing likely matters unless the Sharks put it all together in the Playoffs and go to the Cup finals.  If Matt gets through the Northwest he will play Indianapolis #1 (Himself) or Memphis #6 (Jr's big Sharks team) in the Semis if either come out, as they are predicted to, of the Central.
5 1607 (H6 - 1707, L33 - 611) Joel

(East - Atlantic)
The third or fourth best Sharks built team after Seattle #4 (Matt), Memphis #6 (Jr) and Atlanta #10 (Ryan) and the second best Canucks built team after Jr in Dallas #3.  The good thing for Joel here is the Sharks competition are all Western Conference NHLP teams, so the earliest he can meet two of them is the finals if the Sharks go all the way.  Cannot win the Cup unless the Sharks or Canucks go to the finals and even then will never beat Jr's (Dallas #3) 5 player Canucks team if they meet in the Semi's if the Sharks aren't still alive.  Could win the Cup if Jr #3 gets beat out as this would then be the best Canucks team left.   
6 1595 (H3 - 1930, L4 - 1385) Jr

(West - Central)
The CTR blew this one as Hamilton #32 (Tyson) was given up for dead and now they meet Jr in round one.  Good for Jr!  What is predicted to potentially be the most lopsided first round match up now that Hamilton has only 4 players and is ranked the lowest of all NHLP Playoff teams. In round two Jr will need nothing short of a full 6 man team, than easily can win the Cup on runs by either the Sharks or Sabres.  A great team, but a greater team in Indianapolis #1 (Matt), is standing in Jr's way of his first Cup outside of his Dallas #3 team.
7 1522 (H4 - 1664, L17 - 810) Jr

(East - Atlantic)
GM Jr has the CTR #3, 6 and this team #7.  Great job!  The best built Devils team (Kovalchuk, Elias, Elias) as well as the best NHLP built Wings team (Zetterberg, Filppula and Kronwall).   Jr is an early favorite to beat Buffalo #5 (Joel) in round one, in the only first round match up of two teams ranked in the top 10.  As long as the Devils or Red Wings are playing this team can win it all if those teams run to the finals, either of them.  The opportunity is here for Back to Back Cups for GM Jr.
8 1482 (H2 - 2221, L33 - 440) Andrew

(West - Pacific)
 This team is dangerous with a rematch of last years NHL finals spelling Cup winners!!!  "Having Crosby, Malkin and Datsyuk on the same team is not fathomable" said Muddy Capone.  Matching up against Portland #18 (Chad) was worst case scenario, as Chad is predicted to get 27 first round points, the highest of any under dog, so Andrew will need all his 34 just in case.  Andrew can win it all on the Pens run but he first must get out of what is a very tough Division in the Pacific.
9 1446 (L39 - 372) Michael & Ray

(East - Northeast)
A season high CTR to end a great first season.  This is a tough accomplishment for any team, as no points are awarded at this time for potential so usually teams final CTR points are lower.   
Hopes to match up in the finals with the Hawks against either the Caps, Devils, Sabres or Bruins, so there is hope.  Really must have the Hawks run for the best odds and this can happen.  Is in a battle with GM Henry (Halifax #20) in a first round series that is expected to come down to the pick, the only one predicted to be tied, but after that matches up nicely as long as it isn't Ryan in Boston #11, unless the Pens are out.  Overall, this is a good team.
10 1435 (H2 - 1966, L6 - 1073) Ryan

(West - Southwest)
The clear favorite in the Southwest but is only a point favorite against St Louis #28 (Tyson).  GM Ryan did a standup job building a top team.  There is however one serious flaw, and that is this team is all Western Conference.  Can win it all with either the Sharks or Coyotes going to the finals.  Has the top scoring team in the Division, but nothing will come easy.
11 1425 (H1 - 1861, L21 - 713) Ryan

(East - Northeast)
A five man Pens team and an opportunity for GM Ryan to win the Cup.  Is a big favorite in round one against GM Marcel in Montreal #27.  This could be a dream if he is able to get into the second round at which time can ride the Penguins slide.   This team will be a threat as long as the Penguins are still marching.
12 1368 (H11 - 1450, L43 - 187) Henry

(East - Gulf)
Is a 9 point underdog in round one against Dallas #3 (Jr), so it is likely over very quickly.  If some how, some way, some shape, some form, some first round miracle happens, this team does well on matchups of the Hawks meeting any of either the Devils, Sabres, Sens or Pens.
13 1359 (H10 - 1600, L38 - 333) Tyson

(East - Southeast)
A very solid team lead by the NHLP's best player, Ovechkin. Has a great opportunity to match up with the Hawks or Canucks with a Capitals Cup run.  Is in for a good first round battle with Philadelphia #15 (Scott)  where Tyson is a point favorite only.  With Ovechkin able to get 10 points in any series, this team is never out of it come playoff time but East-West Cup match ups will be important for a team like this to win it all.   
14 1338 (H5 - 1692, L34 - 569) Charlie

(East - Gulf)
 Has as good of a Red Wings team as is in the league and could easily win it all with a run by them or the Caps.  After round one will likely go as far as the Wings and Caps take themselves.  Can easily beat Jr (Dallas #3) in round two as long as the Caps and Wings win in the first round or the Canucks lose.  Exciting times for an exciting team.
15 1320 (H2 - 1854, L33 - 390) Scott

(East - Southeast)
"Missing Green's first round scoring might have us out in round one."  That clearly is this teams issue, early playoff scoring where the Hawks could go a short series and doom this team.  The ONLY NHLP team to make it in on a Penalty, something GM Scott can't be proud of.  Is not favorite to win round one, but the farther GM Scott goes with this team, the stronger this team gets with the best Hawks built team in the NHLP.  It is all Hawks. 
16 1318 (H9 - 1613, L14 - 913) Ryan

(West - Central)
The CTR stated, "Seems assured to grab at least 4th and maybe 3rd.  Has built a great team that looks like it can pull an upset over Indy #1 (Matt)."   Well, someone had to meet the CTR #1 overall team in Indianapolis (Matt).  Ryan is a mere one point underdog and nothing a 4 game Caps series can't over come.  Has a solid Black Hawks team and if he is to win it, it will be those Hawks that do it for Ryan.  Overall, we do like this team and don't be surprised if Ryan comes out of the very tough Central.
17 1308 (H5 - 1843, L5 - 1085) Michael & Ray

(West - Northwest)
Has a solid supporting cast and will be strong if the Wings play several rounds, as GM's Mike and Ray have two Sabres, a Pen and Cap for support.   Is a 4 point favorite over Vancouver #29 (Joel) but does not want to face Seattle #4 (Matt) in round two if the Sharks are still in.  They have a shot and hope and that is all you can ask come the playoffs but likely do need the Wings for support if a story develops here.
18 1286 (H17 - 1285, L46 - 124) Chad

(West - Pacific)
Chad will be hoping for a Red Wings and Black Hawks NHL Semi Finals, which can only be possible if San Jose goes out in round one.  A good enough team to win it all with either those teams in the finals.  Is clearly strong enough to pull an upset of Los Angeles #8 (Andrew), but is a heavy 7 point underdog in the first round.  It isn't for lack of scoring as no losing team may score as much as Chad does here.  The Franzen's will wash out, making it a 5 player series with the winner, likely being helped on man games played, for either the Pens (helps Andrew) or the Hawks (helps Chad).
19 1231 (H12 - 1441, L32 - 650) Charlie

(West - Pacific)
The lack of a 6th player in round one might be the difference in the end here as GM Charlie is a 4 point lame Duck.  Anyone helping might be the difference, but he'll have to do it with 5 players.  GM Scott in San Fran #2 will be tough but there is hope of a 4 game sweep by the Caps, opening the door for a massive upset if it was to occur.  This team is solid but will need the Hawks to match up against the Devils for the best shot. 
20 1229 (H4 - 1754, L11 - 972) Henry

(East - Northeast)
 Henry does have the best Avalanche team and combinations without the Avs like either the Sharks, Hawks, or Coyotes meeting the Pens in the finals.  Those matchups will all depend on many other teams in the league and where they are at when the finals arrive.  Matches up well enough to win against Ottawa #9 (Mike and Ray) in round one.  It is predicted to come down to a pick, so things will be very close.  Cannot likely come out of the Division is he meets Boston #11 (Ryan) in round two if the Pens are still alive.  An Avs run likely is the best hope for glory.
21 1207 (H20 - 1264, L35 - 512) Michael & Ray

(East - Atlantic)
The best built Coyotes team in the NHLP with Doan, Vrbata and Yandle.  This might be a real story as the Yotes are solid.  Will not play Buffalo #5 (Joel) in the first round so will likely need a 5 man team to beat Buffalo in round two if they do than meet, as long as the Sharks are still in.  Has a very solid team that would love a Coyotes - Caps final for a chance to win the Rookies the Cup.  Even playing Hartford #24 (Andrew) in round one without Kovalev has them still a slight underdog.  Likely needs the Yotes to go to the finals for any hope.
22 1183 (H6 - 1559, L22 - 702) Joel

(West - Southwest)
 Can win it all on a run by the Devils with a match up of the Wings, Canucks or Preds.  Is a 3 point favorite in round one against Phoenix #25 (Charlie) but if the Preds get 6 or 7 games this will spell disaster for Joel. 
23 971 (H8 - 1670, L34 - 629) Andrew

(East - Southeast)
Sneaks into the third seed on a first ever "GM Total Points Tie-Breaker".  Does have the best Eastern Conference Kings team and may be as good of Kings team as there is in the league.  A Cup match up with the Kings and Pens gives Andrew his 5th Cup.  This team can win on a Pens run without support from the Caps, so Andrew has a great opportunity, but the first round is going to be dicey as he is only a 3 point favorite over Joel's Carolina #30 team.  Andrew will need the long 6 games in each series or an early exit might ruin the fun.  
24 923 (H17 - 1344, L36 - 476) Andrew

(East - Atlantic)
Alfredsson, Spezza and Kovalev did make this a solid Sens team but now Kovalev is gone for the duration, killing likely any real hope of the needed Sens run.  To make things worse, although still favorite to win in round one, will lose his remaining two Pens or Sens, depending on who wins their first round matchup.  In all likelihood, unless the Sens go to the Cup, it just isn't here this season.
25 894 (H21 - 973, L37 - 404) Charlie

(West - Southwest)
This team is all Predators and would likely do well on a Preds unlikely run.  Is a 3 point 'Coyote Ugly' in round one, but if the Preds can get 6 or 7 games, watchout.  Has great support in two Caps, lead by Backstrom.  Can easily pull a first round upset and go as far as the Preds take him.
26 829 (H2 - 1587, L37 - 450) Tyson

(East - Gulf)
Is an underdog in round one against GM Charlie in Miami #14, but it is close enough an upset can occur.  Can't play Dallas #3 (Jr) in round two if the Canucks are alive or he will be fried, but if the Kings win or New Orleans #12 (Henry) pulls a miracle out of his ass then Tyson could come out of the Division.  Needs the Canucks out is the easy route! To win it all would will need to have some teams match up, like the Kings or Canucks vs any of the Sens, Sabres, or Bruins.
27 755 (H35 - 765, L48 --20) Marcel

(East - Northeast)
When you are a big first round underdog and only have 5 players, it is likely the best match up GM Marcel could hope for.  Boston #11 (Ryan) has 5 Pens, so a 4 game series either way could open up an opportunity, although it is more like a miracle for this team to win it all and miracles have never won NHLP Championships, so don't expect this year to be different.  Best hope after a needed upset will be a run by the Kings with whatever help they can get from the supporting cast, of the Sabres or the Habs.
28 685 (H31 - 816, L47 - 130) Tyson

(West - Southwest)
Winning it all likely is not going to happen unless the Flyers go all the way or he matches up the Sabres and the Kings or Predators.  Not likely.  What is likely is a first round win over Atlanta #10 (Ryan) where the series may come down to the pick, as Tyson is a one point under dog.  A shorter series between the Yotes and Wings might be enough to win it for Tyson, but will still need the Sharks avoiding 6 or 7 games.  A learning season for GM Tyson and over all he should be happy, even though it won't be "Cup Happy" in the end.
29 621 (H1 - 1675, L36 - 410) Joel

(West - Northwest)
 A four point underdog against Winnipeg #17 (Mike and Ray) in round one.  Is clearly hoping the Kings can go to 7 games and win which could overcome the deficit.   Regardless of what happens a Kings or Habs run for anything of value is required and likely not to happen.
30 592 (H29 - 876, L41 - 290) Joel

(East - Southeast)
It appears all GM Joel can do here is upset someone else.  A team with no identity and all Western players, there is not any real hope of any Championship.  The best case for this to happen is a Predators run, so you know this Hurricane is a category 1.  As far as beating Washington #23 (Andrew) in the first round, very, very possible as Joel is only a 3 point underdog and player games will factor in.  Overall this is disappointing for a GM who has gone to the Cup finals in both his first two seasons.
31 541 (H19 - 882, L47 - 159) Marcel

(West - Northwest)
The CTR said "Can the Habs go to the Cup finals?  That is the dream here as Marcel is clearly in and looking like will match up with Seattle #4 (Matt) in round one.  A 6 player team with every bit as equal scoring as Matt's Storm, so it will clearly come down to man games and some big round's by either Marcel's Habs or Matt's Sharks.  If Marcel can get through that, he can ride the Habs wave as he has their top Huskies.  Not a great season for Marcel, but a fun ride could start with a Habs dream playoff run come April."  Just a one point underdog in round one...so  Go Habitants! 
32 416 (H29 - 893, L43 - 106) Tyson

(West - Central)
YIKES - The CTR said "Getting into 4th seems as long a shot as GM Marcel's winning the Cup this season - it just ain't happening!!!"  Well, GM Tyson didn't get into 4th, he actually got 3rd place and we are still not sure how.  Now we are worried GM Marcel just might win the Cup after all!!!  The CTR also said, "If somehow Tyson can stay in front of Green Bay #15 (Ryan) or catch Detroit #32 (Henry), he will need the Rangers and Flyers in.  He cannot expect to win against Indy #1 (Matt) or Memphis #8 (Jr) with anything but a full team."  Well Tyson has Memphis #6 (Jr) and is a double digit underdog.  We are not going to make any more predictions with this team, as they'll may only prove us wrong again. 
Teams Below Here Stayed At Their Previous Ranking For They Missed The NHLP Playoffs
33  1108 (H24 - 1140, L46 - 55) Andrew

(West - Central)
In what might have been the biggest Deadline day shocker, GM Andrew did not make a playoff for playoff deal here and likely killed any hope of getting in.  Back 15 points, it appears he will catch Hamilton #43 (Tyson), but likely fall short of 4th as Detroit #32 (Henry) and Green Bay #15 (Ryan) seem the favorites for the final two positions.  This is clearly a major disappointment for the NHLP's lone 4-time Cup Champ.
34 997 (H7 - 1262, L47 - 66) Matt

(East - Northeast)
Will be one of the best NHLP teams not to make the playoffs.  Under the pressures of a demanding week, GM Matt could not get anything done to change his fate.  His fate was likely sealed much earlier in the season, when he over-loaded on Canucks in what, looking back, was a few costly transactions.  The good news of the week is GREAT news, but for this Nord's team, the bad news is no playoffs this season.
35 902 (H26 - 968, L45 - 51) Charlie

(East - Atlantic)
GM Charlie had 6 playoff players and was the only team in the Atlantic to not make a move on Deadline day.  Already with the lowest scoring team in the Division and now 9 points out with a much stronger team in New Jersey #18 (Jr) right in front, Charlie would have to likely catch both NY Islanders #38 (Ryan) and Hartford #22 (Andrew).  Neither of those two things are likely at all, so this team will likely not be in the playoffs.  If Charlie could somehow get in, his best hope would be to match the Caps with the Preds in the finals.  Disappointing!
36 869 (H21 - 1006, L36 - 258) Chad

(East - Northeast)
GM Chadwick went out and built the 6 man playoff team we questioned he could, but we knew there'd be a price.  the price is a race for a playoff spot.  GM Marcel in Montreal #35 changed all that with the Datsyuk deal leaving Chad on the outside looking in and too far back to recover without an amazing finish which seems never to happen with Arnott day to day.    Even getting in, this team will be first round underdogs, unless Montreal (Marcel) can get to first.  We just do not see any hope of making the playoffs.
37 789 (H2 - 1337, L36 - 347) Henry

(West - Pacific)
A very disappointing season for GM Henry here in San Jose.  There appears little change of getting in and even if he can somehow get in, a five man unit likely won't cut it.  Staying ahead of Portland #20 (Chad) just seems too unlikely for us to consider Henry having any hope. 
38 786 (H11 - 1084, L35 - 376) Henry

(West - Central)
Decidedly just outmatched in the Central.  GM Henry will end up dropping to 4th place, but will be in as Hamilton #43 (Tyson) cannot eat Carter as things will undoubtedly unfold.  Even getting in only means having a 5 man team, without your leading scorer to play either Indy #1 (Matt) or Memphis #8 (Jr), both potential Cup winning teams.  Hopefully lessons can be learned by the Rook and next season he makes 6 man units.  A major disappointment with improbable odds of winning anything.
39 769 (H8 - 1522, L34 - 437) Chad

(West - Southwest)
GM Chad was in some serious trouble here and deals had to be made that weren't and this team will penalty out if Calgary does not get in.  He felt he had no chance, even though there is always a chance if one can somehow get creative enough to open one up.
40 766 (H6 - 1586, L35 - 582) Scott

(East - Gulf)
The Gull likely will not make the NHLP playoffs in the Gulf.  Even if they get in the best they can do is 5 players and if the Bruins miss, they get worse still.  Not a pretty team at all with no identity and a mishmash of long shot teams.  All in all another long season for the Gull.  Best hope would be the Kings.
41 718 (H22 - 942, L42 - 281) Marcel

(East - Gulf)
GM Marcel has had a tough year and here things aren't going to be easy just to get in.  When in, can only have a 5 man team unless the Thrahsers get in as well.  Every point is huge and at 5 point out, this might come down to the final game on the final night of the season.  Needs Connolly back soon.  If Marcel does get in, they can score enough with a full team to get an upset.  Best hope will likely be a Kings run.
42 658 (H6 -1272, L41 - 367) Ryan

(East - Atlantic)
Little doubt who is the biggest Flyers fan the rest of this season.  GM Ryan has a lock on the best Flyers team with Richards, Gagne, Briere and Hartnell.  May have a better opportunity to catch the injured Hartford #22 (Andrew) team then stay in front of GM Jr's New Jersey #18 team.  Every game will be tense as this is a huge race and a huge risk.  If Philly falls out, this team is a gift to play in the first round for another GM, likely Buffalo #6 (Joel) or Atlantic City #19 (Mike and Ray).  No chance to win the Cup outside the Flyers but if he does get in he could pull a first round win for certain.
43 548 (L48 - -150) Scott

(West - Northwest)
GM Scott was forced to make big time changes after Vancouver #39 (Joel) acquired 16 points in a deal the night before the Deadline.  The scrambling brought in Yandle, Peverly and Williams in LA, leaving Scott with only 5 playoff players if the Thrasher's don't get in.  Looking like this team will not make the playoffs but there is a story that could develop here.  At 17 points behind the Seattle Storm #7 (Matt) it would appear no shot of catching him but...Thornton, Blake and Demitra are all listed as day to day.  If this goes week to week and the Oil has a 15 point gain this week, it will be nail biting time.  Don't expect anything here as they are likely out.  Even if in, don't expect anything here.  
44  412 (H25 - 799, L48 - -68) Michael & Ray

(West - Pacific)
One of the lowest scoring NHLP teams all season the Griffins were really never in it.  "We did see Zetterberg being dealt" said Muddy Capone, but in the end San Diego just packed in their season in the Pacific.
45 366 (H29 - 853, L47 - 55) Marcel

(West - Southwest)
A team of misfits.  Had to eat Antropov, so he needs the Thrashers in but not at the expense of the Flyers, Habs or Bruins.  So he is screwed no matter what.  This was terrible planning on Marcel's part for one of those teams had to miss.  With St Louis #37 (Tyson) having as bad planning, in eating Carter for the stretch run, Marcel can get in.  Any real hope of winning it all?  Not going to happen.
46  218 (H19 - 952, L48 - -46) Chad

(East - Southeast)
Unmistakably a year Chad wishes never existed and one we'd all like to take back for him if any of us could.  A big finish could grab this team a playoff spot but it will take the Flames likely winning out the remainder of their season, something very unlikely at best.  This will mean a penalty out otherwise.
47 212 (H35 - 704, L47 - -4 Jr

(West - Northwest)
It was a real shock when Jr let the team go.  "Stocking up on 5 Thrahsers or Rangers could have been better" said Muddy Capone.  Kaberle not getting traded changed everything.
48 153 (H44 - 403, L48 - - -80) Matt

(East - Southeast)
GM Matt will need the Flames to get in.  That is it.  If that does not happen, his season is over.  It was a miserable season all year, but he does pick up 100 draft picks, including some solid first round picks in the Edmonton #42 (Scott) Hejduk injury fiasco.  If the Flames do come back, he will knock out either Philadelphia #16 (Scott) or Washington #21 (Andrew) so a number of GM's will be cheering the Flames in the next two weeks.  Odds are - a penalty awaits.

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The NHLP has always came out with the Cup Threat Rating (CTR) a couple times a year.  The CTR is also known as the Power Rankings in the NHLP.  It is a time perfected, skill based, best prediction of what teams are the best and what teams have the best chance of winning it all.  It is very accurate.  Like last year it predicted Las Vegas and Dallas as being the two best NHLP teams and of course Dallas beat Las Vegas in the NHLP finals.  Nailing Florida the year before as NHLP winners and many winners over the years.  The CTR really does work.  It isn't a perfect science, but it is not a guess either.  If you are near the top, you have a good team and a shot at winning, near the bottom, a bad team with little hope as is.  The nice thing is you have the power to change your teams position at any time.  This will be on-going and ever changing all year.  How it works - Teams will move up and down based on their Transactions, NHLP Standings (Points back or points to give), Players Points,  Depth Charts, PP Time on the ice and mainly the NHL standings.  You may not like the teams seeded 1st in each Conference to win it all, but the CTR does not go by gut feelings, only 100% statistics.  It holds truest when there are no upsets (but when is that?).  This is the NHLP Power Rankings.

Notes -

Position refers to your NHLP standings.  Good position means you have points to give and potential to improve your playoff players on your team.

Position is ranked into the statistical formula above for the rankings, however, Position disappears from the ranking in the very end when the playoffs are decided and we predict the final cup favorites.  It might mean something now to have 50 points to give, so now we give you potential points so to speak.  If you do nothing with them, in the end, your standings and your 50 points mean nothing.

Fringe refers to your playoff players are near 6,7 and 8 spots, not great for the CTR, but still better than non playoffs which are useless.

Final Power Rankings 2008-2009