[Author's note: Power rankings are usually three things: Bad, wrong, and boring. You typically know just as well as the authors which teams won what games against who and what it all means, so our moving the Red Wings up four spots or whatever really doesn't tell you anything you didn't know. Who's hot, who's not, who cares? For this reason, we're doing a power ranking of things that are usually not teams. You'll see what I mean.]
7. Meaning it
Carey Price is hurt! It's all Chris Kreider's fault! And so on. Canadiens fans, who feel slighted if the wind is blowing in a direction that displeases them, have turned on poor Kreider with the fury of 20,000 boos, and the Montreal media has taken to trying to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt — Eugene Melnyk-style — that he totally meant to end Price's series, and possibly season.
This ignores, of course, that Kreider was tripped into Price and was skating at full speed (which for a skater of Kreider's quality is “very fast indeed”). That didRead More »from Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Price hurt, Nash surges and the Ryan Miller trade