Player Rankings: Penguins rise

Sidney Crosby takes top spot among skaters while Chris Kunitz soars to No. 4

Updated: March 4, 2013, 10:10 AM ET
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Sidney CrosbyCharles LeClaire/USA TODAY SportsSidney Crosby posted a nine-point week for the Atlantic division-leading Penguins.

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, a statistic that combines player contributions in all aspects of the game, including defense and the shootout.

After posting a big week for the Atlantic division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby regains the top ranking among skaters while teammate Chris Kunitz soars to No. 4.


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