Keep in mind that this ultimately means next to nothing next to actual playoff seeding and Stanley Cup victories.
|Website||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|CBC||X||X||Nothing published yet. What's up, guys?|
|CBS||3||1||Two road games in back-to-back days against two of the East's presumed favorites and they pick up two convincing wins? Not bad, eh? … Evgeni Malkin and James Neal are cruising already, and just wait until Sidney Crosby comes alive.|
|ESPN||4||X||Did not publish as of 4 PM Eastern.|
|FOX||4||2||Two games, two strong defensive efforts for Pittsburgh. The big road wins came despite a combined 0-for-10 shooting performance by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.|
|The Hockey News||X||2||When Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby are healthy to lead, the Penguins are a team on another level. Malkin and James Neal will continue to be a difficult duo to handle.|
|NHL||X||2||They enter the season in a rare position -- with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang healthy at the same time. General manager Ray Shero solidified his goaltending by signing Tomas Vokoun to back up Marc-Andre Fleury. The wheels came off in a major way during the postseason against the Philadelphia Flyers, but there's no more offensively gifted team in the East than Pittsburgh.|
|Sports Illustrated||1||X||Did not publish as of 4 PM Eastern.|
|TSN||1||X||Nothing since January 11. Apparently they want a full week of games first.|
|Hockey Prospectus||X||X||Nothing published yet.|
Aggregate rating last week: 2.60 (from five sources). This week: 1.75 (from four sources).
CBC – ?
CBS, FOX, THN – Mondays
ESPN – Wednesdays
NHL – Fridays