While the lot of you are off enjoying the World Cup, Canada 2022 when Qatar loses the bid!, I thought I'd look in on the first 2013-14 Power Rankings I did for the C&B back in August. Two weeks before the season started, and five weeks before the season started, the formulas I use spit out the following top 10:
|1||Los Angeles Kings|
|2||St. Louis Blues|
|3||San Jose Sharks|
|5||Detroit Red Wings|
|8||New York Rangers|
Given the lack of information, I think is pretty solid. Sure, the rankings machine whiffed on Edmonton and Colorado, but I think it's a worthwhile exercise and I'm going to continue it for 2014-15.
This remains my favorite entry in the rankings:
|29||Toronto||Their off-season looks like Andy Warhol's bodily function stage|
Some things are easy to predict.