Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

AHL Power Rankings: Week 27

It’s the penultimate week of the Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings and things are coming into focus for the Calder Cup Playoffs.

No change to the top three, Toronto, Lehigh Valley and Tucson are the top three teams. Rockford stays in fifth, needing just one point to clinch a playoff spot.

The Charlotte Checkers are fourth in the order, and are on a tear and a team you don’t want in the first round of the playoffs.

To check out the other 25 teams, click past the Rockford capsule and enjoy.

1

Last Week: UTI 2 @ TOR 3 (OT), TOR 2 @ UTI 3 (SO), TOR 5 @ RCH 6 (OT)
Regular season champs should be odds on favorite to claim the Calder Cup, but were all know how that went last season with last years regular season champion Penguins.

n/a

This Week: @ LAV 4/13, vs. LAV 4/14, vs. BEL 4/15
Record: 51-18-2-2

2

Last Week: LV 1 @ CHA 3, LV 1 @ CHA 6, LV 2 @ HFD 3 (OT), LV 6 @ PRO 3
Wrapped up home ice in the first and second rounds this weekend. We will give them the advantage over a date with Providence. Charlotte? Not so much.

n/a

This Week: vs. BRI 4/13, vs. WBS 4/14
Record: 45-19-5-5

3

Last Week: GR 0 @ TUC 3, GR 4 @ TUC 1
Have proven it all season long, now look to prove it where it matters the most.

n/a

This Week: @ SD 4/11, vs. SD 4/13, vs. SD 4/14
Record: 39-20-5-1

4

Last Week: LV 1 @ CHA 3, LV 1 @ CHA 6, HER 3 @ CHA 7, HER 1 @ CHA 3
Five wins in a row and an eight game point streak. Checkers getting hot at the right time.

+4

This Week: @ PRO 4/13, @ BRI 4/15
Record: 44-26-1-3

5

Last Week: RFD 4 @ SA 2, RFD 3 @ TEX 2 (OT), RFD 3 @ TEX 4
IceHogs are a point away from clinching a spot. Barring a meltdown, should happen before Friday.

n/a

This Week: @ IA 4/10, vs. CHI 4/13, @ CHI 4/14
Record: 39-26-4-4

6

Last Week: GR 0 @ TUC 3, GR 4 @ TUC 1
Defending champs are in after a slow start to the season. Who is to discount this club as the favorites to repeat again this year?

+3

This Week: @ TEX 4/11, @ SA 4/12, vs. CLE 4/14
Record: 40-25-1-7

7

Last Week: MIL 4 @ CHI 3 (SO), CHI 3 @ IA 7, MIL 1 @ CHI 5
Wolves make it in the Calder Cup Playoffs this weekend. Central race for supremacy comes down to the final week.

-3

This Week: @ MIL 4/10, @ RFD 4/13, vs. RFD 4/14, vs. MTB 4/15
Record: 39-22-7-4

8

Last Week: ONT 2 @ BAK 3 (SO), SD 2 @ ONT 3, ONT 2 @ SD 3
Reign clinched this weekend. If you want a dark horse team in the West, this may be it.

-2

This Week: @ STK 4/11, vs. STK 4/13, @ BAK 4/14
Record: 36-22-4-3

9

Last Week: HER 3 @ WBS 5, BRI 4 @ WBS 3, BNG 4 @ WBS 7, WBS 5 @ BRI 2
Sixteenth straight appearance for the Penguins and the Politburo is thinking that they want you to think that are an underdog.

+2

This Week: @ SPR 4/13, @ LV 4/14, @ HER 4/15
Record: 43-22-6-2

10

Last Week: SYR 3 @ BNG 4 (SO), UTI 0 @ SYR 1, BNG 4 @ SYR 2
Swept by Binghamton this weekend. Have home ice locked up, so this final week is all about staying healthy.

-3

This Week: @ RCH 4/11, @ UTI 4/13, vs. RCH 4/14
Record: 44-21-3-5

11

Last Week: STK 4 @ TEX 3 (OT), RFD 3 @ TEX 2 (OT), RFD 3 @ TEX 4
Stars make it to the Calder Cup Playoffs. This points (4-2-2-2 in their last ten) helped to guide Texas across the line.

+1

This Week: vs. GR 4/11, @ SA 4/13, vs. SA 4/14
Record: 36-24-8-5

12

Last Week: PRO 2 @ BRI 3, HFD 3 @ PRO 6, PRO 4 @ BRI 2, LV 6 @ PRO 3
Bruins look to be starting the postseason on the road. Where, is a mystery.

-2

This Week: vs. CHA 4/13, @ SPR 4/14, vs. SPR 4/15
Record: 43-25-3-2

13

Last Week: UTI 2 @ TOR 3 (OT), TOR 2 @ UTI 3 (SO), UTI 0 @ SYR 1
Long odds for Utica’s Calder Cup aspirations, but we will get to that more in the coming days and weeks.

n/a

This Week: vs. SYR 4/13, @ BEL 4/14, vs. BNG 4/15
Record: 37-25-7-4

14

Last Week: RCH 3 @ LAV 2, BEL 5 @ RCH 1, TOR 5 @ RCH 6 (OT)
Rochester is starting on the road, they just don’t know against who yet. It could be the Crunch, who they play twice in the final week of the season.

+1

This Week: vs. SYR 4/11, vs. BEL 4/13, @ SYR 4/14
Record: 35-21-11-6

15

Last Week: BAK 1 @ MTB 4, BAK 4 @ MTB 3
Split with a team they should of beat. Do you like Manitoba’s postseason chances?

+4

This Week: @ CLE 4/12, @ CLE 4/13, @ CHI 4/15
Record: 40-25-4-4

16

Last Week: SD 0 @ SJ 4, SD 2 @ ONT 3, ONT 2 @ SD 3
Gulls still need one point to fill out the Pacific and attempting to gain that point against the class of the division in Tucson may prove to be no easy task.

-2

This Week: vs. TUC 4/11, @ TUC 4/13, @ TUC 4/14
Record: 36-25-3-1

17

Last Week: SYR 3 @ BNG 4 (SO), BNG 4 @ WBS 7, BNG 4 @ SYR 2
Swept the Crunch this weekend, will be looking for a strong finish against the Wolf Pack and Comets to close out the year.

+6

This Week: @ HFD 4/13, vs. HFD 4/14, @ UTI 4/15
Record: 25-37-7-4

18

Last Week: ONT 2 @ BAK 3 (SO), BAK 1 @ MTB 4, BAK 4 @ MTB 3
Split in Winnipeg. have played just above .500 all season long but it won’t get them anywhere.

+2

This Week: vs. SJ 4/11, @ SJ 4/13, vs. ONT 4/14
Record: 30-25-9-1

19

Last Week: MIL 4 @ CHI 3 (SO), CLE 3 @ MIL 6, MIL 1 @ CHI 5, IA 2 @ MIL 3 (OT)
Admirals need a Rockford collapse to push in, which is unlikely.

+2

This Week: vs. CHI 4/10, @ IA 4/13, vs. IA 4/14
Record: 38-30-4-1

20

Last Week: PRO 2 @ BRI 3, BRI 4 @ WBS 3, PRO 4 @ BRI 2, WBS 5 @ BRI 2
Faint hopes at a playoff berth were extinguished this weekend. Sound Tigers will remain a factor in playoff seeding for other teams, though.

-4

This Week: @ LV 4/13, @ HER 4/14, vs. CHA 4/15
Record: 36-29-5-3

21

Last Week: STK 4 @ TEX 3 (OT), SJ 6 @ STK 2, STK 3 @ SJ 7
Mighty downfall for Stockton who had and showed flashes of brilliance this season.

-4

This Week: vs. ONT 4/11, @ ONT 4/13, vs. SJ 4/14
Record: 32-27-2-4

22

Last Week: RFD 4 @ SA 2, SA 3 @ CLE 6, SA 4 @ CLE 3
Rampage looked good early but fizzled out late. What went wrong?

-4

This Week: vs. GR 4/12, vs. TEX 4/13, @ TEX 4/14
Record: 34-29-10-0

23

Last Week: SPR 2 @ BEL 1, BEL 5 @ RCH 1, LAV 2 @ BEL 3 (SO)
Senators look to finish final week out strong. Will probably decide playoff seeding in the North this week as well.

+5

This Week: @ RCH 4/13, vs. UTI 4/14, @ TOR 4/15
Record: 28-40-2-3

24

Last Week: HFD 3 @ PRO 6, LV @ HFD, SPR 2 @ HFD 0
Hartford is a team to watch next season. As far at this year goes, finishing above .500 should be the goal.

n/a

This Week: vs. BNG 4/13, @ BNG 4/14
Record: 32-33-6-3

25

Last Week: SPR 2 @ BEL 1, SPR 5 @ LAV 1, SPR 2 @ HFD 0
Thunderbirds look to be finishing strong, winning all three games last weekend.

+1

This Week: vs WBS 4/13, vs. PRO 4/14, @ PRO 4/15
Record: 32-34-5-2

26

Last Week: CLE 4 @ IA 0, CHI 3 @ IA 7, IA 2 @ MIL 3 (OT)
Have to feel for Iowa. Completely fell apart the last ten games of the season and go from a playoff team to a team playing its final week of hockey this season.

-4

This Week: vs. RFD 4/10, vs. MIL 4/13, @ MIL 4/14
Record: 31-26-10-6

27

Last Week: SD 0 @ SJ 4, SD 6 @ STK 2, STK 3 @ SJ 7
San Jose needs a miracle to lock up a spot. This team has disappointed all season, why start to hope now?

n/a

This Week: @ BAK 4/11, vs. BAK 4/13, @ STK 4/14
Record: 31-26-4-4

28

Last Week: CLE 4 @ IA 0, CLE 3 @ MIL 6, SA 3 @ CLE 6, SA 4 @ CLE 3
Monsters closed the book on Iowa and San Antonio this week, so Cleveland is still playing for something.

+1

This Week: vs. MTB 4/12, vs. MTB 4/13, @ GR 4/14
Record: 24-39-7-3

29

Last Week: HER 3 @ WBS 5, HER 3 @ CHA 7, HER 1 @ CHA 3
It’s almost like the Bears have given up on the season.

-4

This Week: vs. BRI 4/14, vs. WBS 4/15
Record: 29-36-4-5

30

Last Week: RCH 3 @ LAV 2, SPR 5 @ LAV 1, LAV 2 @ BEL 3 (SO)
Rocket are probably finishing last in the North. Need to re-tool in the summer.

n/a

This Week: vs. TOR 4/13, @ TOR 4/14
Record: 24-40-7-3

Have a great week, everyone!

Chirp here...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s