Found January 10, 2013 on Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
Earlier today, Adrian Dater at Sports Illustrated, released his version of the uber-ridiculous exercise in futility known as "power rankings." He conjured up quite a stir by ranking the Edmonton Oilers third, ahead of the Vancouver Canucks, 2012 Presidents Trophy winners, and the Los Angeles Kings, who won something or other last season too.  If you're not familiar with the idea of this column, it gives writers an excuse to lazily list each team in a certain professional sports league in whatever order they see fit based essentially on any number of factors they deem relevant to their cause. Oh you mean like standings? Well, yes. No. Kind of? Alright, not really at all. Power rankings are like standings with a poetic license. If you've got an agenda to establish, wins and losses need not apply. Now one could argue that the best time (and, perhaps, only time) for such an article would be prior to any games being played. After all, how else would we ever ...
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