Flyers Power Rankings: Week 6

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Each week we’re going to be giving you a quick glance at the Flyers in our officially unofficial power rankings.  These rankings should be used by Ron Hextall for all future contract negotiations.

Player Rank Comments
Jake Voracek 1 One half of our Ginger Ninjas. The man is unstoppable as of late. Watching him on the puck is like watching Bob Ross paint a scenic Alaskan wilderness.
Claude Giroux 2 Second half of the Ginger Ninjas. Did you see his goal against the Avs? Holy butt.
Michael Del Zotto 3 Whoa these rankings are *Crazy*. MDZ has been the Flyers best defenseman. He has a big nose.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 4 Pebbles seems to be all over the place. Versitle, easy to pair with, heavy hitting. Just like French wine.
Brayden Schenn 5 Had three really strong games in a row. Still looks like Amanda Bynes.
Wayne Simmonds 6 Literally the perfect human being. Playing on his off wing on the top line and making it look easy. Leads team in goals.
Mark Streit 7 Seeing a heavy shot on the powerplay from the blueline will never get old. Held this defensive core together.
Vinny Lecavalier 8 Don’t look now but Vinny has put together a solid stat line since returning from injury. (5p in 7g)
Nick Grossmann 9 Credit where credit is due, Grossmann has looked very solid since Coburn/AMac went down with injury.
Luke Schenn 10 Ditto Luke Schenn. Scored an actual hockey goal in an actual hockey game last week.
Sean Couturier 11 He’s the hero Philly deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A red knight.
Ray Emery 12 Played very well against superior opponents. Team responds well when he’s in net.
Steve Mason 13 This is our “mendoza line” of the rankings. Mason is right on the border or “okay” and “ah jeeze I need a xanax”
Nick Schultz 14 He’s like your dad: Quietly does his job, doesn’t look sexy doing it, but gets it done…then drinks a beer in his recliner.
Matt Read 15 What do ya know, his offensive numbers are down now that he’s on the shut down line. Still a spicy meatball.
Jason Akeson 16 His speed is what is so impressive. Just needs more ice time.
Zac Rinaldo 17 He scares me.
Carlo Colaiacovo 18 Looked good in the 15ish minutes of game he has seen.
Chris Vandevelde 19 Still not sure if this is a real person.
RJ Umberger 20 Scott Hartnell has 5 G 9 A in 14 games for the Blue Jackets
Injured on the Play
Andy MacDonald The Flyers defensive core is playing better without him.
Braydon Coburn Got back for the Avs game. Took a late penalty in the third but overall played well. Gets a lot of unnecessary flak from fans.
Michael Raffl Was having a great start of the year so this sucks. Losing Raffl leaves the Flyers very light at LW.
Waive Goodbye
Blair Jones  I spent 25 minutes trying to think of something witty or funny to say about Blair Jones.

 

 

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