The Carolina Hurricanes are now 20 games and a fourth of the way through the 2019-2020 NHL Season. How do the players rank among themselves?
The Carolina Hurricanes once stood atop of the power rankings charts for virtually every publication. After taking a couple of rough weeks they have tapered off a little with tough losses on the road and a four game losing streak to teams they shouldn’t be losing to at all. Injuries took their toll on this team as well.
But now they have come back strong going into Chicago on a three game winning streak that shows no signs of slowing down. This is a team that knows how to win tight games and how to keep momentum on their side. It has reflected in some of the latest power rankings from across sports media.
CBS Sports still has the Hurricanes in the top 10 at number six and Yahoo Sports has then even higher at number five! Clearly this is a team that refuses to go away. While not perfect there are several players that are starting to show just how elite they are and how far they can help carry this team. Here is what these two had to say about the Carolina Hurricanes:
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So how have the player ranking shifted since I last ranked them? You’ll be surprised if I told you that there was little movement at the top and a lot at the bottom of the ranks, but to be honest, this team has finally started playing to it’s proper skill level and the goals are starting to come in droves. This was an extremely difficult list to create. But it is worth the read.
There will be surprises along the way as you read through this list. This is a cumulative look at these players through the first quarter of the season. Who is underachieving, who is playing at full potential, and who is overachieving when it comes to their contributions on the ice. For the sake of fairness I am going to limit which players can appear on this list to those who have played at least 10 games.
That means that three players who have dressed for the Carolina Hurricanes; Jordan Martinook, Eetu Luostarinen, and Julien Gauthier, will be exempt from these power rankings. Will one or more of them appear in future player power rankings? Only time will tell.