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Tank Watch 2016: I'm getting nervous

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The Maple Leafs continue to extend their lease on the bottom of the standings.

Look how good he looks in those colours already
Look how good he looks in those colours already
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Two wins in a row but still holding onto 30th overall. I'm not worried about the Leafs draft pick situation, but I do not like the Jets* creeping into bottom 3 territory. I hold the Oilers as the worst possible winner but the Jets* are my #2.

The Wild and the Red Wings both fall out of the playoffs and swap places with the Avalanche and Flyers respectively. A large chunk of the upper teams didn't move at all and the middle is full of ups and downs, with the biggest drop going to the Blue Jackets, and the Coyotes take the biggest rise.

Team Points Games Remaining % at 1st Change Points Since Last Post
Detroit Red Wings 79 12 1 NR NA
Minnesota Wild 75 12 2 NR NA
Carolina Hurricanes 75 12 2.5 NC 4
Ottawa Senators 74 11 3 NC 4
New Jersey Devils 73 12 3.5 NC 4
Montreal Canadiens 72 11 5 NC 4
Arizona Coyotes 67 13 6 3 5
Vancouver Canucks 66 13 6.5 1 4
Buffalo Sabres 66 11 7.5 -1 3
Calgary Flames 65 12 8.5 2 6
Columbus Blue Jackets 64 13 9.5 -4 0
Winnipeg Jets* 63 12 11.5 -1 4
Edmonton Oilers 63 9 13.5 NC 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 59 13 20 NC 6

And a quick check in on our top prospects:

Prospect Team GP P PPG Playoff GP P PPG
Auston Matthews (C) Zurich, NLA 36 46 1.28 4 3 0.75
Jesse Puljujarvi (RW) Karpat, SM-L 50 28 0.56 0 0 0
Patrik Laine (RW) Tappara, SM-L 46 33 0.72 0 0 0
Matthew Tkachuk (LW) London, OHL 55 105 1.91 0 0 0
Jakob Chychrun (D) Sarnia, OHL 60 47 0.78 0 0 0
Alexander Nylander (LW) Mississauga, OHL 55 75 1.36 0 0 0
Olli Juolevi (D) London, OHL 55 40 0.73 0 0 0
Michael McLeod  (.C) Mississauga, OHL 55 59 1.07 0 0 0
Pierre-Luc Dubios (.C) Cape Breton, QMJHL 61 95 1.56 0 0 0
Mikhail Sergachyov (D) Windsor, OHL 64 51 0.80 0 0 0


Matthews and Zurich are already done their playoffs, having been swept by SC Bern in the first round of NLA playoffs. Liiga kicks off their playoffs tonight, though Puljujarvi may not play right away due to injury. OHL/Q playoffs start next weekend.

And here is the lottery result that would make a certain teary eyed fit throwing Buffalo reporter write a dozen articles about how they don't need smelly Babcock now that they have Eichel/Matthews.