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 learn 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.
Top 10 Skaters
Crosby's 17-point lead (102 points to Ryan Getzlaf's 85) in the scoring race is the biggest since Jaromir Jagr led the league over Teemu Selanne 127-107 way back in 1998-99, and as a percentage (20 percent) is the largest margin since the glory days of Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s.