New York Islanders Stay In Bottom of Metro Power Rankings
The New York Islanders aren’t the cream of the crop in the Metropolitan division right now. But they’re making strides and jumped a spot in our divisional power ranking.
Power rankings are a reflection of what’s occurred rather than what should be. When a few Eyes on Isles staff writers and I had a hard time with that. We know the New York Islanders are better than where we have them ranked.
But the rational argument is that they just haven’t shown that they’re as good as we think they are. At least not just yet.
There are eight teams in this division and at least four are better than our boys from Brooklyn. And yes that unfortunately includes our crosstown rival.
But you know what? It’s early. We’re only in week two of the 2016-17. Some teams like Columbus have only played a handful of games so far. The sample size is small.
As the season progresses we’ll find out what some of these teams are really made of. But for now enjoy our Metropolitan Division power ranking for week two of the NHL season.