Super 16: Under-the-radar Conn Smythe Trophy candidates


Others receiving points: Detroit Red Wings 1, St. Louis Blues 1

Dropped out: Pittsburgh Penguins (No. 16)

New Amsterdam Game of the Week

Each week, NHL.com will highlight one game that features two teams in the Super 16. In this edition, it’s the No. 9 Oilers against the No. 8 Avalanche at Ball Arena on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SNO, SNE, SN1).

The Oilers will find out if they’re playing the Golden Knights or the Kings on Thursday. Either way, they’re opening the Western Conference First Round at home. The Avalanche already know they’re going to Winnipeg to play the Jets in the first round, so for Edmonton and Colorado this one final tune-up doesn’t have much meaning other than playing for stats and pride. But it’s significant for the Avalanche because they’ve got to get their game going again. They’re 1-4-0 since the Oilers blew them out 6-2 in Edmonton on April 5. The last thing the Avalanche want, or need, is an extended slide going into Game 1 against the Jets.

HERE’S HOW WE RANKED ‘EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

1. Dallas Stars; 2. New York Rangers; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Vancouver Canucks; 6. Florida Panthers; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Nashville Predators; 13. Tampa Bay Lightning; 14. Los Angeles Kings; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

BRIAN COMPTON

1. New York Rangers; 2. Carolina Hurricanes; 3. Dallas Stars; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Vancouver Canucks; 7. Florida Panthers; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Edmonton Oilers; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Nashville Predators; 13. Tampa Bay Lightning; 14. Los Angeles Kings; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Vancouver Canucks; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Nashville Predators; 13. Los Angeles Kings; 14. Tampa Bay Lightning; 15. New York Islanders; 16. St. Louis Blues

TOM GULITTI

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Vancouver Canucks; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Tampa Bay Lightning; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. Los Angeles Kings; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Vancouver Canucks; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Boston Bruins; 11. Nashville Predators; 12. Tampa Bay Lightning; 13. Vegas Golden Knights; 14. New York Islanders; 15. Los Angeles Kings; 16. Washington Capitals

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Dallas Stars; 2. New York Rangers; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Vancouver Canucks; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Vegas Golden Knights; 11. Tampa Bay Lightning; 12. Toronto Maple Leafs; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. New York Islanders; 15. Los Angeles Kings; 16. Washington Capitals

TRACEY MYERS

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Vancouver Canucks; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Nashville Predators; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Tampa Bay Lightning; 14. Los Angeles Kings; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

BILL PRICE

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Vancouver Canucks; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Edmonton Oilers; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Nashville Predators; 12. Tampa Bay Lightning; 13. Los Angeles Kings; 14. Vegas Golden Knights; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Dallas Stars; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. New York Rangers; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Edmonton Oilers; 9. Nashville Predators; 10. Vancouver Canucks; 11. Toronto Maple Leafs; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Tampa Bay Lightning; 14. Los Angeles Kings; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Washington Capitals

DAN ROSEN

1. Dallas Stars; 2. New York Rangers; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Vancouver Canucks; 7. Edmonton Oilers; 8. Boston Bruins; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Tampa Bay Lightning; 11. Toronto Maple Leafs; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. New York Islanders; 15. Los Angeles Kings; 16. Washington Capitals

DAVID SATRIANO

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Vancouver Canucks; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Winnipeg Jets; 9. Edmonton Oilers; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Tampa Bay Lightning; 12. Nashville Predators; 13. Los Angeles Kings; 14. New York Islanders; 15. Vegas Golden Knights; 16. Washington Capitals

PAUL STRIZHEVSKY

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Vancouver Canucks; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Edmonton Oilers; 8. Boston Bruins; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Colorado Avalanche; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. Tampa Bay Lightning; 15. Los Angeles Kings; 16. Detroit Red Wings

DEREK VAN DIEST

1. New York Rangers; 2. Dallas Stars; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Carolina Hurricanes; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Vancouver Canucks; 7. Edmonton Oilers; 8. Winnipeg Jets; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Colorado Avalanche; 11. Nashville Predators; 12. Tampa Bay Lightning; 13. Vegas Golden Knights; 14. New York Islanders; 15. Los Angeles Kings; 16. Washington Capitals

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