Chirps from Center Ice

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

Category Archives: Power Rankings

AHL Power Rankings: Week 27

It’s the final version of the 2016-17 Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings. Another year of doing this thing. It seems to be really popular and something that you guys seem to like so let’s keep it going for next year, shall we?

How I do the final Power Rankings edition is that the team that won the regular season is number one, followed by runner up in the opposite conference, then all the division champions in the top four then the other 12 playoff teams. All 16 teams that qualified are in the top 16 then the rank and file all the way to 30.

I won’t keep you here. Click through the jump if you didn’t link in direct…

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 26

The final week of the AHL regular season is upon us and things are still in doubt for a handful of teams. There are teams that have clinched divisions and conferences in Wilkes-Barre and San Jose, and teams that are pushing to make the playoffs in the top five this week in Charlotte and Cleveland. There are teams that are elevating up and down in Hershey and Bridgeport and teams that had promising runs this season and have come or will come up short in Des Moines and Utica.

It’s down to the Penguins or Barracuda for the Kilpatrick Trophy in the one race we here in Wilkes-Barre will be watching this final week of the regular season. These two teams are one and two in this weeks AHL Power Rankings.

To see the rest of the teams that fill out this weeks edition, click through the jump if you didn’t link in direct.

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 25

Week 25 and the playoff picture in the AHL is starting to come together.

The first Eastern Conference team has punched a playoff ticket in Wilkes-Barre.

There is a game being played of hot potato for the fourth sport in many divisions.

San Jose remains your number one team this week as it appears it will be down to the Barracuda and the Penguins to decide who wins the regular season championship.

Penguins jump up to second this week, their biggest rivals in Hershey take a nosedive out of the top 20.

Click through the jump to see where your team ended up this week if you didn’t link in direct.

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 24

It was a great week for the Charlotte Checkers and a horrible week for the Iowa Wild. The Wild, coming into Week 24 solidly in a playoff spot, drop four straight against Charlotte and Cleveland, the two teams pursuing the Wild for the final spot in the Central Division and right now sit out of the playoff picture.

There were two more tickets punched to the postseason and two more eliminations this week. Find out who below if you didn’t link in direct.

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 23

Week 23 is in the books and we already have a ticket punched to the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs.

They are your number one team in the AHL overall and the number one team again this week, the San Jose Barracuda. San Jose locked up a playoff spot Saturday night.

The team behind them, the San Didego Gulls, should be joining their Pacific Division brethren very soon, as soon as this week in fact.

But there is a team that has been there the most times and has the most hardware which reside in Central Pennsylvania who are rising like a phoenix due to a man named Pheonix. The Hershey Bears are your number three team this week after jumping to third in the ever competitive Atlantic Division.

Oh, but in fourth is the team that has been at the pinnacle of the League’s best Division for months now, and one that the Bears would love to knock off. It’s the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins.

I think I have given enough away in this lede, so please jump through if you didn’t link in anywhere direct to see where the other 26 teams and maybe where your favorite team ended up in this weeks rankings.

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 22

It’s Week 22 in the AHL and things are really heating up.

Right now, here are three teams for two playoff spots in the Atlantic and Pacific Division. The playoff race is shaping up with about a month to go!

San Jose reclaims the top spot in this weeks rankings after taking down the Gulls twice and the Central leading Griffins.

To see the rest of the order, click through the jump if you didn’t link here direct.

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AHL Power Rankings: Week 21

Week 21 has come and gone in the American Hockey League and so has the NHL trade deadline. Some teams re-tooled and the results were immediate and helped in their playoff push this weekend.

There is a new number one at the top of the rankings, as the top five from last week are jumbled up a bit. Click through the jump and see who it is and where your favorite team ended up this week.

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