The Carolina Hurricanes followed up the first perfect week of the season with a 0.500 week. Here are how the players stack up against each other in week two of my player power rankings.
The Carolina Hurricanes followed up their first week of hockey by extending their win streak to five and establishing a franchise record then going to lose two of the next three games. The good news is that both losses come on the back half of a back to back and there was a nice little shutout of the LA Kings in there to even things out.
For many of the power rankings of teams that have come out with the second week of hockey in the books, there is very little more the Carolina Hurricanes could have added on. Both CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports STILL have the team as NUMBER ONE in their rankings. Everyone else is starting to take warning as the team climbs almost every power ranking in existence.
Very few if anyone has the Carolina Hurricanes outside of the top five in the league right now. And that is after suffering a couple of losses, so things are looking up right now.
First time is just a happenstance. Twice in a row? Now that is the beginning of a pattern. A really good one. Just look below to see what the authors who placed those two teams so high had to say about the team’s rise:
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So how do the Carolina Hurricanes rank against Themselves this week? Unlike last week which saw almost everyone get in on the scoring, this week saw the Carolina Hurricanes struggle to score more than twice a game outside of the 5-2 thumping they gave the Islanders. That said this team was still solid regardless. Some guys improved and other regressed a bit, but not enough to be truly concerned for this roster.
So with over half the California road trip in the books let’s find out how your favorite Carolina Hurricanes fall on my week two edition of Player Power Rankings? We will find out. Just keep in mind that they are ranked only for their actions over the last four games and they are only ranked against each other.