Commentary

Player Ranks: Chicago's conundrum

The Blackhawks have two top-four skaters but have lost their past five games

Originally Published: February 6, 2012
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Jonathan ToewsAP Photo/Nam Y. HuhJonathan Toews is banged up but remains the No. 2 skater in the latest rankings.

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 Monday until the end of the season, 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, which includes offensive, defensive and shootout components.

After this past week, the Chicago Blackhawks have two skaters ranked in the top four despite losing their past five games, and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick finally relinquishes the No. 1 ranking among goalies.


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