Monday, December 1, 2008

Penguins Forwards Power Rankings

After Kevin's latest reporting on the pitiful nature of some of our forwards I thought I would revert to typical ESPN power ranking style... I'm hoping for this to become a standard article every few weeks, so please post your comments and ideas...

EDIT: Hey so i'm thinking every few weeks of setting up a ranking poll so the power rankings can represent the feelings of the Pesonation... Give me your comments to tell me what you think...
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RankNameNotable StatsComments
1
Sidney Crosby
13G-21A-34P
It's hard to argue at this point in time that Sidney Crosby is not the top foward for the Pens. In the last 3 games he has 6 goals and 9 points, and has really taken his game up to another level. If he can keep this up the entire season there really is no stopping him. His inability to tear shit up without Malkin on his line is alittle worrysome but hopefully other people on this list turn it up... As of right now Sids performance as of late puts him just one notch above Malkin
2Evgeni Malkin10G-29A-39PIf only we could have 1A and 1B...but that's not how ranking works. Anyways....ugly here is currently leading the league in scoring, in the past 2 games he has only recorded 4 points (all assists), but I can easily seem him rebounding from this. His ability to score sans Sid may give him the ability to move into the top spot in future power rankings
3Mike Zigomanis64% FOAAlthough not a goal scorer it is hard to ignore what Big Daddy Zigomanis has brought to this organization. His domination on face offs has probably resulted in several points and helped keep several points off the board. He has mediocre stats (1 goal, 5 Assists), but that is not what he is for... If he can keep his faceoff% up he will be a huge help come playoff time
4Matt Cooke2G-7A-9PMatt Cooke does not have the stats of a good deal of our forwards but he brings alot more to the table. Considering the one game he didn't play in this last stretch was our least energetic game of the season so far, him being ranked this high should not be much of a suprise... I do think that at some point this season he should get an opportunity to play up with the big boys, and when/if this happens I think we can count on the Cookie Monster to be hittin twine on a more regular basis
5Miroslav Satan9G-9A-18PThis is where the list starts to get alittle pitiful... Yeah in the past 5 games he has 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists), but he has showed us that when he is performing he can be a very valuable person in front of the net. In one goal against the blues he showed his potential for sniping from the outside... His rank in the future is completly up to him, but if this incompitence continues his ranking will be going down quicker than a drunk sorority girl.
6Tyler Kennedy6G-9A-16PYeah, I'm personally not very high on Pigman, and I don't think he is that great, but it's hard to ignore what he has brought to this team so far. I hope he is able to keep this up and bring his game up to another level, but I personally expect him to kind of hang around this general area on the power rankings all season...
7Maxime Talbot4G-2A-6PTalbots stats are not very impressive, but he has shown an impressive ability to mesh with sid like very few players have been able to do. In addition to meshing with Sid, unlike anybody else listed on this list so far, Max defienlty proides a huge moral boost to the team and is defiently an off ice leader. I think if Mikey T is able to leave Max working with Sid for a longer period of time, Max's stock could be on the rise in the comming weeks...
8Petr Sykora5G-8A-13PYeah I don't have much to say about ol Streaky here, every once in a while he shows potential... In those few games where Sid and Malkin decided to start tearing shit up, he recorded 0 points... Hopefully he is able to get his chemistry back with Malkin in the near future and remain more consistent... He is another guy who could be on the up or down in the near future.. .
9Eric GodardFights AlotGodard has 1 assist... But that's not what he is here for... Although he technically contributes the least ammount of points for any penguins forward, he atleast does what he is expected to do, he fights when it is necessary... He is a good fighter... I couldn't justify putting him near the top cause he does what he is supposed to do well (a la Big Daddy Z), but I also couldn't put him at the bottom... I theorize he will float around here for the rest of the season
10Jordan Staal7G-5A-12PJordan had a few games where he really looked like he was about to start tearing shit up, but in the past 5 games he has been held to 0 points... Jordache needs to start producing on a consistent level, or atleast enough that we can get a good winger in a trade with him...
11Ruslan Fedetanko4G-4A-8PSimilarly to the top 2, the bottom 2 were very difficult to decide. I put the Shit Tank at #11 because he has showed some signs of light a few times in the season, but similarly to the rest of the Penguins line up he has a fair deal of consistency problems... The Shit Tank is somebody I can see getting sent away...
12Pascal Dupuis2G-2A-4PFrenchy LeBeard here is a great skater, a great two-way player, and fairly good on the penalty kills... Unfortionatally that is about all he brings to the game. He has excellent positioning, but cannot finish. The reason I put him at the bottom is because he brings the absolute least ammount to this team... Once again, if only we could have an 11a and 11b...no wait, that's being too nice... 14a and 14b... but once again, that is not the nature of ranking...

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Nice job V-man..