Hello LG Community, sorry for my brief hiatus as I had some things going on that couldn't put aside time to do rankings for weeks 5 and 6. But here I am back again to finish the season strong. Without further adieu here we go! 1. Bridgeport Sound Tigers 45-15-3 – The tigers remain number 1 in the Power Rankings as they’ve been the most consistent team all season. They are a sure-fire lock to surpass 100 points and with 19 games remaining it will be difficult, but they could reach 60 wins. 2. Stockton Heat 44-16-3 – The Heat have been one of the other most consistent teams all season despite having one losing week they still find themselves at the top of the Pacific division after seven weeks. They currently have the tiebreaker over rival Colorado. They’re going to need to continue to be consistent if they want the division crown. 3. Colorado Eagles 41-14-8 – The Eagles have been consistent as well. Up until the deadline at least where they decided they needed to make some changes shipping out Gonqzilla and Darth. Didn’t seem to faze them all that much as they are still in the hunt with just one point separating them from the top of the division. 4. Iowa Wild 40-16-8 – The Wild make the top 5 as they are just one of six teams to hit the 40-win mark after seven weeks. They are trying to stay atop the division and hold off Grand Rapids as they have a comfortable lead over San Antonio and Manitoba. Expect Iowa to hold its ground over the remaining two weeks. 5. Ontario Reign 40-16-7 – The Reign have been a pleasant surprise over the course of the season barely making any changes. Just like the Eagles they made some moves at the deadline to bolster their playoff run. With two weeks remaining it and four points behind the heat it will be interesting to watch this playoff race down the stretch. 6. Syracuse Crunch 37-14-12 – Keatsauce cause my guy Zach talks highly of him. Spacelessbark because I like him and never had any issues. Also, direct quote from FlyersFanFury “Smitty & Don Tito are trash” 7. Rochester Americans 40-20-3 – I have the Americans slightly ahead of the Griffins because of the Americans having more regulation wins. They have been in some shambles as of late making some big moves at the deadline. If not for how weak the division was for 5 or 6 weeks they might be in danger of falling out of the 2nd seed. Can they over take the crunch? 8. Grand Rapids Griffins 38-18-8 – From my talks with Chitown in the past couple weeks from what I understand the Griff’s were sellers at the deadline and boy were they. But they didn’t seem to get worse so more power to them. They sit just four points behind the wild with just 18 games to play for both teams. Much like the pacific this will be another race worth watching. 9. Hartford Wolf Pack 38-19-6 – The pack have been more disappointing then anything, being appointed as the Atlantic division champs at the start of the season they haven’t really proven they have depth outside of 4th and Jared. They made huge moves at the deadline so only time will tell if they’ll pay off. 11 points with 19 to play to catch the tigers. 10. San Antonio Rampage 36-21-6 – The Rampage have struggled through the mid-point of the season but managed to stay in the middle of the playoff race. They currently sit two points ahead of the Moose but have a comfortable lead over the outside looking in Admirals. 11. Lehigh Valley Phantoms 37-24-2 – The Phantoms have been consistent of late and are staying afloat behind the two headed monster atop their division. With the stockpiled number of teams vying for the fourth spot that third spot doesn’t look so comfy. Even the last place thunderbirds are just 16 points out. 12. Manitoba Moose 34-22-8 – The Meese are behind the Phantoms due to the amount of regulation wins but they also like several contenders made some moves at the deadline such as acquiring Gonqzilla as previously mentioned. Twelve points out of first place isn’t out of the picture but they have no wiggle room to fail. Expect them to go on the road in the first round of the playoffs. 13. Wilkes Barre – Scranton Penguins 32-21-10 – The baby pens have been up and down all season have good weeks and having miserable weeks and this time is still no different. The Pens find themselves back in the playoff picture but barely. As earlier mentioned with LHV it’s crowded and week 8 will be the most important one for all teams involved trying to make a push. 14. Binghamton Devils 31-22-10 – The Devils made several splashes at the deadline by acquiring long time veterans including Eagle legend darth. They responded by starting the week 6-0-1 however faltered towards the end. They look to be in prime position heading down the stretch. Time will tell if they’ll be able to hold off the Sens and Monsters. 15. Bakersfield Condors 35-26-2 – The Condors are a funny team. After 5 weeks of consistent 4-5/5-4 weeks they now have consecutive six-win weeks coupled with an astonishing collapse by the Cuda’ they find themselves in the last spot of the Pacific race. They won’t finish any higher then 4th at this point in the season but it’ll be interesting to see if they can hold on. 16. Charlotte Checkers 33-25-6 – The only thing consistent about this team is Wickedly Moist’s ability to talk shit and make excuses. This team hasn’t been able to put together anything resembling the team they had last season. However, they did make a push in week 7 by ending the week with a six-game winning streak to put them just three points out of a spot. The Atlantic race will be fun to watch. 17. Hershey Bears 33-26-4 – The bears have also been wildly inconsistent as of late. They started off under the radar and then put together some quiet weeks and found themselves as high as 3rd in the division at one point. Now they find themselves in 6th place and four points out. As stated above this is going to be a fun race to watch. 18. San Jose Barracuda 32-26-6 – San Jose, hello? You guys were atop the division battling for the top spot for a few weeks and then something went wrong. Now you guys are fighting just to stay in the playoff race. Finally, being overtaken by the condors the cuda find themselves on the outside looking in. 19. Belleville Senators 32-26-5 – Belleville had a rough first two weeks then were one of the hottest teams for weeks three through five. Weeks six and seven they’ve seemed to have fallen back down to earth even being passed by the baby devils for the 3rd spot as well as a 13-1 thumping by the Comets. These guys will figure it out before the playoffs begin. 20. Cleveland Monsters 31-28-4 – Cleveland has been one of the hottest teams since week four or five finally putting together some winning weeks and making a climb up the standings. At the beginning of week seven they found themselves one point behind the devils but couldn’t capitalize on any ground still finding themselves on the outside looking in. 21. Milwaukee Admirals 28-24-11 – The Admirals made a couple moves at the deadline to try and remain in the playoff race and its not proving to be working out for them as of now. They sit nine points out of the final spot with just 19 to play. Unless San Antonio or Manitoba have a rough two weeks to end the season I just don’t see the admirals making up the ground. 22. Providence Bruins 28-25-10 – The Bruins like the Bears and Checkers are vying for that last playoff spot in the Atlantic. However, their road is going to be a lot harder then the other two. They are eight points out of that final spot with 19 to play and with three teams in front of them it doesn’t look promising. 23. Chicago Wolves 27-29-8 – The wolves have had too much adversity to overcome and finding their season trending downward and fast. Losing sport freak early in the season left them in not much of a hole but a hole nonetheless. They were five or six points out of the final spot entering week seven, but a tough week saw them drop down to 6th place and fourteen points out. 24. Springfield Thunderbirds 26-29-8 – The thunderbirds at one point this season were ranked 31st in these rankings. The biggest problem for the birds is that there only good line was the sole reason they were winning games. They were never able to figure out the depth behind AGM Fedorov and his line mates. 14 points out isn’t impossible, but they can ill afford to lose in the next two weeks. 25. San Diego Gulls 26-30-8 – Bit of a disappointing season for RBK and company that saw his fellow AGM rocko be traded only to be traded again and then waived at one point. In a tough Pacific division, the Gulls never stood a chance. As stated above only 12 points behind Bakersfield they can also ill afford to lose. 26. Tucson Roadrunners 27-32-5 – The roadrunners were fighting to stay in the playoff race for most of the season until the NHL affiliate pulled the plug and starting trading some of the farm away to help their own cause. Since then the roadrunners have kind of fallen off and have found themselves all the way to the bottom of the division. 27. Toronto Marlies 24-35-4 – The Marlies much like the roadrunners in the sense that the NHL started trading away some pieces to help their own cause coupled in with the fact of a fire sale in week six has them fighting to stay above the Comets for second to last in the division. They’ll be eliminated in week eight soon enough. 28. Utica Comets 22-36-5 – The Comets are simply playing for pride at this point also while trying to play spoiler as best they can. They had a big win against the Sens trouncing them 13-1. The only thing keeping them from last in the division is a team that will be mentioned soon enough. 29. Texas Stars 19-40-5 – The stars were bitten early with call ups to the show and eventually having both managers quit and banned. Bladesonthree is now running the show and sending out ECU’s every night trying to remain competitive and not forfeit. While seeming to do a good job of that, the stars are eliminated from playoffs and will try to stay above Rockford for last in the conference. 30. Rockford Ice Hogs 15-37-12 – The Hogs have struggled all season and had some of their own in-house manager drama leading to neon 5 being banned. I don’t recall seeing many forfeits coming out of Rockford if any but they’re doing well to keep playing down the stretch. One point separating them for last in the conference I know GMatic will want to play for the 14th spot at least. 31. Laval Rocket 10-47-6 – The Rocket finally reach double digit wins on the season which means we won’t seem them average one win a week for the season. They have struggled to score and play defense all season which ultimately a recipe for failure is. The rocket undoubtedly will allow 300 goals this season so perhaps they can play to not let that happen.