NHL Player Power Rankings
Malkin making move on the final pre-Olympics update
Editor's note: These rankings are based on player production in terms of Hockey Prospectus' GVT valuation metric. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.
Every week, Hockey Prospectus will provide updated Player Power Rankings for the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the NHL based on HP's proprietary value metric GVT, a statistic that combines player contributions in all aspects of the game, including defense, goaltending and the shootout. The data presented here includes a value for offensive GVT, defensive GVT, shootout GVT and overall GVT (stats through Saturday).
Sidney Crosby continues to sit at the top as we hit the Olympic break, with some movement elsewhere in the top 10.
Top 10 skaters
1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 16.4 | Def GVT: 2.7 | Shootout GVT: 0.3 | Total GVT: 19.4
Crosby has scored only 11 points in his past 12 games, his slowest stretch in the past five seasons. Pittsburgh still managed to win eight of those games, and Sid is on pace for 110 points.