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Tank Watch 2016: Leafs are winning, but not moving

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The Leafs have gained 4 points since our last check, but still sit in 30th

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It looks like our final list of tankers is rounding out, with the top (bottom?) spot being bounced between Detroit and Philadelphia all week until settling back on the Redwings. The Maple Leafs kids are pushing hard to win games, and that's ok, just enjoy the ride. Leafs still sit 30th, but an extended win streak could mean they fall back to 5th, or 6th overall, since there's only 5 points between 1st (last?) and 7th in the lottery standings.

Not a lot of changes, and most of them are teams moving up/down one or two spots, staying in a little cluster surrounded by non-movers.

I wouldn't worry about the Leafs and winning a few games. Nothing's goign to stop the NHL from rigging the lottery for Arizona anyway.

Team Points Games Remaining % at 1st Change Points Since Last Post
Detroit Redwings 83 9 1 NC 4
Colorado Avalanche 80 9 2 NR NA
New Jersey Devils 77 9 2.5 2 4
Carolina Hurricanes 76 9 3 1 1
Ottawa Senators 76 8 3.5 -1 2
Montreal Canadiens 74 8 5 NC 2
Arizona Coyotes 71 9 6 NC 4
Buffalo Sabres 70 8 6.5 1 4
Calgary Flames 68 9 7.5 1 3
Columbus Blue Jackets 68 9 8.5 1 4
Vancouver Canucks 66 10 9.5 -3 0
Winnipeg Jets* 66 9 11.5 NC 3
Edmonton Oilers 65 6 13.5 NC 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 63 10 20 NC 4

Playoffs for most of these prospects are just kicking off this weekend. Matthews is done but we'll see him at the World Championships, and Puljujarvi is still injured.

Prospect Team GP P PPG Playoff GP P PPG
Auston Matthews (C) Zurich, NLA 36 46 1.28 4 2 0.50
Jesse Puljujarvi (RW) Karpat, SM-L 50 28 0.56 0 0 0.00
Patrik Laine (RW) Tappara, SM-L 46 33 0.72 3 1 0.33
Matthew Tkachuk (LW) London, OHL 57 107 1.88 0 0 0.00
Jakob Chychrun (D) Sarnia, OHL 62 49 0.79 0 0 0.00
Alexander Nylander (LW) Mississauga, OHL 57 75 1.32 0 0 0.00
Olli Juolevi (D) London, OHL 57 42 0.74 0 0 0.00
Michael McLeod  (.C) Mississauga, OHL 57 61 1.07 0 0 0.00
Pierre-Luc Dubios (.C) Cape Breton, QMJHL 62 99 1.60 0 0 0.00
Mikhail Sergachyov (D) Windsor, OHL 67 57 0.85 0 0 0.00

Here's your lottery simu- goddammit Edmonton!

I told you it was fixed.