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NHLP Cup Threat Ratings For 2013/14
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 NHLP Cup Threat Rating (CTR) - Continuously Updated
Ranked CTR - Rating
(Previous High - Low)
Team GM
(Division)
Notes
Central Conference - North Division
1
+28
1606 (L - 1578) Andrew
(Central -
North)
There are not many teams, if any, with a better one-two punch than Malkin and Steen.  Both hurt, with Steen looking like long-term, GM Andrew will be able to weather this storm.  This team is simply how you build winning teams and in 2014 it would be no surprise to see this Franchise win back to back Cups.  In the New Year:  Lupul, Lacavalier and Brown will likely be the players Andrew uses to get better, a little stronger.  Not that this team has a weakness.
2
-309
1249 (H - 1558) Scott
(Central -
North)
The Divisions biggest CTR drop.  No surprise to see Steen injured.  It happens every year.  How long he is out might be the surprise and is really going to hurt GM Scott here in San Fran.  Tampa has fallen, lessening the value to both St Louis and Killorn, not that Killorn ever had any, causing a drop in the rankings.  In the New Year:  Replacement parts will be added for low-scoring non playoff players.  Will get scary if Steen is months away, something this team cannot weather.
3
+250
1040 (L - 790) Vinnie
(Central - North)
A solid jump in the CTR of 250 points.  The Strip have 62 non-playoff points from two players and 15 points to work with in the standings.  Ovechkin is having a great season and the Capitals are looking like they are surely a playoff team, meaning their is something to build around.  Although San Jose is high in the standings, Havlat has been weak, only 8 points in 22 games and once again is injured.  In the New Year:  Missing the Winter Meeting means GM Vinnie must grab a Waiver at some point and likely use Havlat's low number to improve the team.   
4
+85
822 (L - 737) Jr &
Scottie

(Central -
North)
The CTR has crept upwards thanks to Washington and Montreal climbing in the standings, giving more value to Grabovski, Green and Gionta.  Still no value from Jagr, Spezza and Boyes, some 80 points that will be on the move somewhere at some time.  Still in first, up 18 points on 5th so their is room to bring in playoff players.  In the New Year: Early January Waiver will certainly be the turn-around date for this team to start their climb, because right now they are a long ways off.
5
-86
721 (H - 807) Matt
(Central - North)
Sitting with 7 playoff players, but all except Versteeg are visiting team players in the first round of the NHL playoffs.  Three Leafs looked good the first two weeks of the season but their value is falling as they only sit in an NHL playoff spot by 5 points.  In the New Year:  Needs Toronto to stay in and build a team from there.  Has enough to make a couple trades to get in but will battle for a spot the rest of the way.
6
-178
693 (H - 871) Tyson
(Central - North)
If a big move is to happen, why not before the January 2nd Waiver?  The Fury are way back and can't score.  Weiss is gone and with such a good low number this team can take on the highest scoring player in the NHLP that is destine to the minors.  Assets that are very attractive are Kopitar and Jokinen if a blockbuster is in store.  Trading either is the get out of the cellar fast card, and keeping both may not be possible.  In the New Year:  A huge Waiver to start the year.  Seems like the time to kick-start building a new team.
Central Conference - South Division
1
+344
1871 (L - 1527) Joel
(Central - South)
This seasons biggest trade is sitting here.  We just don't know what it will be yet.  The NHLP's power house Sabres has 49 points to move and the right mix of players to make that deal happen.  What direction will this team go?  What other NHLP Division are they drastically going to change?  That is up to GM Joel and his future point-benefitting partner to figure out.  Bonino was a solid addition to Perry and Santorelli proves Joel is paying attention.  A top scoring team that is loaded with talent.  In the New Year:  The deal or deals Joel makes with his 49 points will decide how easily he walks though the South Division.
2
+897
1838 (L - 941) Shawn
(Central -
South)
Clearly GM Shawn made this team great with his Waiver.  Well done!!!  Wholly shit!  Not often do teams jump the CTR this high, almost 1000 points.  As good of scoring team as their is in the league for 7 playoff players all on top seeded teams.  Three Blues and two Ducks.  Joe Thornton and still 21 points to trade playoff for playoff players.  In the New Year:  This is GM Shawn's year.  His opportunity.  He needs to make it happen.  This kind of dream year doesn't come around often.  Outstanding so far.
3
+125
1330 (L - 1205) Ryan
(Central -
South)
This is an awesome team but clearly in the wrong Division with NHLP Power houses Buffalo (Joel) and New Orleans (Shawn).  All the top players are top seeds, so completing the 7 playoff players will be easy.  Heavy into San Jose with three of their better players.  Keith is amazing, making every Hawks work from the back end.  In the New Year:  GM Ryan is in tough, but isn't far off.  He too has an opportunity for greatness.
4
+251
726 (L - 475) Chad
(Central -
South)
GM Chad has 24 points to use to improve but is he going to use them in time?  He can go down and meet the bottom feeders or they can change their seasons with deals tying Chad's hands here in a big way.  Tavares isn't going to the playoffs and he isn't going to be traded.  So that means he is going to the minors or somewhere in a deal.  In the New Year:  Will he use his points in time?  Only time will tell.
5
+113
693 (L - 580) Marcel
(Central -
South)
Finally gets some value out of Daniel Sedin, changing the complexion of the Panthers.  All playoffs but low light Heatley who has crashed in the past 5 years from a 50 goal scorer to a 20 point producer.  The quicker GM Marcel can find him a new home likely the better as this team needs scoring and they don't have it.  In the New Year:  Assets have to go, just at least one to get the team back on track.  Or he can wait for the Leafs to trade their points.  Could be a long wait. 
6
-139
464 (H - 603) Charlie
(Central -
South)
In the New Year:  Vacation tip.  Miami is beautiful this time of year.
Eastern Conference - Atlantic Division
1
-210
1657 (H - 1867) Andrew
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
Last season GM Andrew grabbed Bickell twice in a Waiver while other GM's had no clue what was going on and sure enough, his 5th Cup later, Bickell was his MVP.  Trying to repeat the glory he just grabbed Smith & Smith, Boston's second top scoring player only 5 points behind Krejci for the team lead.  Boston is a top seeded team.  You have to ask yourself how any GM can make a Transaction like this?  The CTR continues to sing GM Andrew's praises, but he continues to deliver.  This team is absolutely loaded with talent.  Oh ya, and Bickell!  A ton of assets to move if needed, but we have no doubt this team will only get better for it is ran by the leagues all time best GM.  In the New Year: Are Alfredsson and Kronwall going to make this team better?
2
+194
1470 (L - 1276) Scott
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
While other GM's just left Stamkos in the minors, GM Scott made a move that appears so far to be one of the moves of the year.  Scott said it shocked him Waivers were going by and GM's weren't picking up Stamkos, after seeing Stammer walk into the press conference just two weeks after his injury.  "Make no mistake" said the GM, "I didn't think Stamkos would play again before the playoffs and also Tampa would fold without him, that is why I put him in the minors in the first place."  However that logic changed after seeing that news conference featured on the front of the NHLP website.  The Flyer then went hard after every Waiver after seeing Stamkos walking with just a slight limp and doing a lot of reading about this type of injury.  It took two more weeks to actually acquire the Waiver to make him a Flyer.  If there are no set-backs, still a huge IF, this deal could single-handedly bring another Cup to Philly.  In the New Year: Health of Stamkos and Moulson to a contender.
3
+161
1228 (L - 1067) Vinnie
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
For a team that can't score GM Vinnie's Gambler's have gained 15 points and are now only a point out of a playoff team and only 5 out of second in the Atlantic.  The teams in front, all with "Silva" type injuries, while Vinnie continues to creep into a playoff spot.  This is great news because this is a team that can win it all, if it doesn't have to dismantle.  Sharp, Iginla, Seabrook and top seeded players and the teams top point getters, a perfect combination for teams that can build winners.  In the New Year: Somehow grabbing a spot and keeping the team in tact, something that will not be easy to do in this Division.
4
-68
783 (H - )851 Matt
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
Although still in first place in the Atlantic, GM Matt's Nord's took a hit to the CTR when his three Wild players fell out of the playoffs.  Parise has and will miss a little time, but is doing his job with Pominville and Suter, just not playoff players.  The Division is tightening so this will be an issue here if the Wild continue to fall.  Backstrom has been on fire with 45 points on the season and Washington continues to battle for a spot.  In the New Year: Wild grabbing a playoff spot.
5
-385
538 (H - 923) Joel
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
A serious drop in the CTR thanks mainly due to a rash of injuries.  This team was 23 points up on 5th and now only 1 and still dropping.  The teams top three guns are all non-playoff players and Spezza, Elias and Branzen are injured.  Bouwmeester may be available, a solid d-man from a solid team.  In the New Year: A lot of work to get to 6 playoff players and no no room to move, so expect the Canes to be active.
6
-268
326 (H - 594) Jr &
Scottie
(Eastern -
Atlantic)
 I am not sure raping and pillaging this team could even be enough to creep it into a playoff spot.  Now 44 points out with limited assets.  Least this is one team that can finger-point.  How much of this lies with the young co-GM Scottie?  In the New Year: Grab a few picks for 2014-15.
Eastern Conference - East Division
1
-133
1748 (L - 1615) Tyson
(Eastern -
East)
We just cannot say enough good things about how GM Tyson just builds solid teams.  Here we have the new CTR best rated team in the Conference with three Hawks and three Blues.  His final playoff player is a Duck, so 7 top seeded teams all from the West.  If the Blues or Hawks go to the Semis or one makes the finals, there may be no team that can then beat this team.  The draw back is keeping this team together is unlikely with such a strong Division.  It will happen though as this team is too strong not to make any move they want.  In the New Year: Will Hamilton win a second Cup in three years? 
2
-190
1526 (H - 1716) Shawn
(Eastern -
East)
In a tough Division, this is still a tough team.  So many top seeded scoring players this team can do it all this year on runs from the Blues or combination runs including the Bruins, Hawks or Ducks, all top seeded teams.  Has the scoring to get in and the assets to take down any position.  Team building isn't a strong historical part of GM Shawn's past, but this team can change the way the NHLP remembers it.  In the New Year: Make it happen.  Build the winner.  Bring in the pieces at all costs to make Halifax the Champs.
3
+76
1468 (L - 1392) Ryan
(Eastern -
East)
The only way to slow down Neal is to suspend him for 5 games.  One of this years top NHLP players Neal has just continued to light it up.  Add in Jokinen and you have a great start with two Pens to run in the playoffs with.  Marchand continues to be slow, but he is a huge amount of points if this Islanders team ever finds they need points to get in.  In the New Year: One of the better CTR's in the entire league so a team that is a Cup Threat needs to build on this.
4
+214
1430 (L - 1216) Chad
(Eastern -
East)
GM Chad has the Rocky Mountain Fever.  Literally, Doan has been diagnosed with a new one for the NHL injury reports.  At this point, it likely don't matter with the Duck-Dynasty of Getzlaf and Selanne, GM Chad Doan't need to sing the Blues with Shattenkirk and Roy.  Kadri is still doing fine and GM Chad Kane easily move his lone non-playoff player when the time is right.  In the New Year:  Add the finishing touches to a team that can go all the way on Ducks and Blues runs.
5
-241
682 (H - 923) Charlie
(Eastern -
East)
Finally a rating from Henrik Sedin, even though the overall rating is dumping.  No top seeded players and no points to work with.  GM Charlie will struggle here to grab a spot with anything that resembles a threat to do much else.  In the New Year: When you are satisfied as a GM, you are finished as a team.  This team is finished.
6
+280
672 (L - 392) Marcel
(Eastern -
East)
The bright spot is the team has some scoring from its slim-pickings and is 11 points up on 5th.  Still not much assets with most everyone either barely in or barely out.  It is unlikely this team will ever be a threat to win it all let alone just make it into a playoff spot.  In the New Year: Make something out of nothing.
Western Conference - Pacific Division
1
+362
1783 (L - 1421) Andrew
(Western-
Pacific)
More points to work with and more assets to work with.  Oh ya, GM Andrew!  Still three Bruins and a high-flying Kesler coming on strong.  Karlsson is trade bait and with 33 points to work with, what a trade this will be.  In the New Year:  GM Andrew has been rejuvenated with his Cup run and is doing all the things he seemed to lose for a few years.  He is back and in 2014, back in a big, BIG way.
2
+148
1332 (L - 1184) Tyson
(Western-
Pacific)
A killer injury that will impact this team's chance's of winning it all.  Dupuis was a perfect 2 punch after the 1 punch of Sid the Kid Crosby.  Not that Sid can't do it all himself come playoff time, it still smarted to have Dupuis out for the season.  Now is he out for the playoffs too?  We think, but GM Tyson will have to know that one and plan for it.  This team has the scoring to maybe keep him if he will return, as he is a playoff player guaranteed.  Many other top guys her including another injured player Hertl who is a bump in the road, but back after the Oylmpics.  In the New Year:  A great team with choices in whom to add with Crosby for what could be a long run if Pittsburgh goes far.
3
+82
974 (L - 892) Ryan
(Western-
Pacific)
All but Richards are rated and 16 points over 5th is a good mix.  Led by Datsyuk and Oshie but far from a Cup threat as is.  While GM Ryan hosts his meeting will he be doing it from a ice fishing hut or while in attendance?  In the New Year:  This team needs to land a big fish and with points and playoff players, why not do something unusual and make a block-buster. 
4
+108
887 (L - 779) Matt
(Western-
Pacific)
You are 16 points out.  Bad news.  You have Toews and Saad.  What are you worried about?  We may see the Icemen involved in the biggest trade of the season, or we may see the Icemen involved in a serious run in the playoffs.  It depends on if they can be kept together.  You have to get there and want to do it with your assets, but you can't win if you are not in the playoffs, even with the best team ever.  In the New Year:  One of the more intriguing stories will be what happens with Toews and Saad.
5
-205
795 (H - 1000) Charlie
(Western-
Pacific)
Still 4 solid, solid assets in Penner, Penner, Bergeron and Chara.  Very unlikely the team can over-come a 28 point deficit to grab a spot, so someone has to go at some point.  Leading scorer Koivu is also a non-playoff player Charlie could use in so is cheering hard each Wild game.  In the New Year:  Will likely have to make moves, losing assets to get a spot.  
6
-178
545 (H - 723) Jr &
Scottie

(Western-
Pacific)
You have to look very hard to find an asset on this team.  It is almost non-existent.  This team does have one thing going for it, 34 points to work with.  "There is always a GM needing points" stated Muddy Capone, "And this seasons Calgary team must look to deal at some point."  That point will likely be at the Winter Meeting and again with their Waiver on January 28th.  That is when this will finally resemble some form of a team, even though unlikely to become something dangerous we have been accustom to from GM Jr built teams.  In the New Year:  After a year off GM Jr needs to find his stride again.  He is a master of making things out of nothing and faces another challenge here with his Calgary team.     
Western Conference - West Division
1
+291
1881 (L - 1590) Vinnie
(Western -
West)
It is one thing to be way up in first and be in a position to trade points and build a team.  Then it is totally another thing to already be great with a ton of buildable/movable parts.  GM Vinnie has it all.  Seguin with 41 points and could now easily be a playoff player making him easier to move.  The Winter Hawks are loaded with high-scoring top seeded players such as Kunitz and Keith and other greats Williams and Tarasenko.  This is the Western Conferences best team and has almost 60 points to ensure that happens.  GM Vinnie cannot let this opportunity go by.  It doesn't happen every year.  It has to happen here, this season or it may never happen again in Portland.  In the New Year:  Pull the trigger.  Teams need points and you have points and playoff players to give.  The writing is on the wall, but we just cannot read what it says just yet.
2
+595
1198 (L - 603) Shawn
(Western - West)
Nicely done!!!  GM Shawn did with his Waiver what we predicted, make the Seattle Storm the second best team in the West Division.  We just had no idea the CTR would double at the same time.  With a little wiggle room in the standings, Marleau and Wingels now compliment three Blues, Shattenkirk, Tarasenko and Berglund.  Finally something that can run but still not the team that will want to face Portland (Vinnie) in the first round.  In the New Year:  Has the makings and just needs to finish off a very competitive team.
3
+878
1120 (L - 242) Joel
(Western -
West)
Wholly Shit Batman!  From the worst CTR in the NHLP to something that looks on paper not to shabby.  A solid Waiver pick has changed the season in Vancouver that was first changed when Stamkos broke his leg.  The team does have 6 playoff players and Callahan closer to returning from injury.  Portland (Vinnie) is so far ahead of everyone else that it seems no team can compete, but least Joel went out and turned the worst into far, far from the worst.  In the New Year:  Continue to do what it takes to grab a spot and hope the top dog gets hit by a motorbike.  It's happened.
4
+254
867 (L - 613) Marcel
(Western - West)
The three Habs can be a good start to building a playoff team.  Finally some room to maneuver in the standings, as the Attack are up 23 points.  No rating from Okposo who is having a career year nor Nash who has still missed more games than has points.  In the New Year:  Finally able to move some points, maybe GM Marcel can make a team but a LONG ways to go before anyone in this Division can touch Portland (Vinnie).
5
-337
355 (H - 692) Scott
(Western -
West)
From last in the standings to first to last again.  Oh ya, GM Scott.  What hurts this time is this is the third worst rated team in the NHLP.  Currently 5 non-playoff players.  the only two playoff players are Eriksson and still thinks he is playing in Dallas and Hertl who wishes he was still playing anywhere.  In the New Year:  Will Vanek, Cammalleri and Cammalleri get traded?  Will Eriksson come out of his coma? 
6
-233
310 (H - 543) Chad
(Western - West)
The Avs only two playoff players both have no set time-tables to return.  Dupuis is out for the season and Letang out who knows how long.  Parise is also injured and 5 players are not ranked.  This is a train wreck.  In the New Year:  When Letang returns a 7 player Waiver could be in store.

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The CTR "GM Top Performer" Award
Rank GM 3 Year
Total
Total Ave. 2011/12 (3) 2010/11 (2) 2009/10 (4)
1 Charlie 11052 1228 3724 (4th) 2963 (1st) 4365 (7th)
2 Scott 10679 1187 4289 (1st) 2005 (8th)* 4385 (5th)
3 Mike & Ray 10118 1124 3510 (6th) 2235 (5th) 4373 (6th)
4 Andrew 9987 1110 3645 (5th) 1858 (9th) 4484 (4th)
5 Shawn 5317 1063 2382 (11th) 2935 (2nd)^ ---
6 Tyson 9496 1055 4092 (3rd)* 2115 (6th) 3289 (9th)*
7 Joel 9389 1043 2569 (10th) 2817 (3rd) 4003 (8th)
8 Jr 9053 1006 3069 (8th)^ 1029 (10th) 4955 (1st)
9 Ryan 8809 979 3332 (7th) 641 (12th) 4836 (2nd)
10 Matt 8413 935 1268 (12th) 2538 (4th) 4607 (3rd)^
11 Chad 7946 883 2702 (9th) 2102 (7th) 3142 (10th)
12 Marcel 7390 821 4220 (2nd) 790 (11th) 2380 (11th)
*Won Cup
^Top Ranked Team
Total Ave. - Last three NHLP seasons, average CTR per team
Rank - Best performing GM, per team for the past three NHLP seasons

CTR - GM Top Performer of the Year Award
20122/13 - ?
2011/12 - GM Scott
2010/11 - GM Charlie
2009/10 - GM Jr

Prior Years - TBD