CBJ Power Rankings pres. by YP: Jan. 6

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 7:00 AM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff

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EDITOR'S NOTE: You've arrived at the CBJ Power Rankings, our weekly breakdown of the top-five players, statistics, trends and many other Blue Jackets-related categories. If you're looking for the traditional power rankings, you've come to the wrong place. We'll go in-depth and outside the box, and hopefully give you something to think about.

For this week's rankings, we're taking a look at one of the most oft-referenced 5-on-5 statistics in the business: the plus/minus rating. Is it controversial? You bet. Do some people absolutely loathe it? No doubt, but in terms of even strength goal differential, it's one way to evaluate players. At the midway point of the season, the Blue Jackets have a handful of players who stand out among the pack, and we're profiling them here today.

There are some surprises, some you'd expect at the top of the list...essentially it's a mixed bag, but we hope you enjoy it. Let's get started! 



DAVID SAVARD
2013-14 PLUS/MINUS: +8
NHL SEASON: 3rd




David Savard got some harsh but needed words from Blue Jackets management last summer. He was without a contract, the season had just ended, and the team told him to get in better shape and come prepared to battle for his job. After signing a one-year deal in the offseason, Savard has really picked up his game and solidified a spot on the Jackets' blue line. He leads the club in plus/minus (+8) through 41 games and has formed a solid pair with Nikita Nikitin.


SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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