Notinhalloffame NHL Cup Standings Update (150)

Notinhalloffame NHL Cup Standings Update (150)
23 Mar
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If you are a regular visitor at, you know that we created the Notinhalloffame NHL Cup, where in every regular season game, we award points (5-4-3-2-1) to the top five performers.  This is the second year that we have done this, and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid won the first one.

To keep everyone regularly in the loop this time, we have decided to give regular updates, starting at when the first player cracked 40 Points, and tell all of you the top ten.  We will this going forward with every update as the first player breaches the elevated ten-point threshold afterward.

Here is the current top ten, based on the first player to breach 140 Notinhalloffame Cup Points:

1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers.  152 Cup Points:  72 Games, 60 G, 78 A, 138 P, +16, 16.3 PS.  (#1 on last update)

What more can we say about McDavid’s 2022/23 Season.  He is running away with every major statistical category, and has a commanding lead in Cup Points.  Last year’s Notinhalloffame NHL Cup winner is extending his lead and he is currently the league-leader in Goals (60), Assists (78), Points (138) and Point Shares (16.3).  The Hart, Pearson, Richard and Art Ross are his to lose, and he won’t.  Is this the best year of his life?  He would agree, but only if the Oilers win it all!

2.  Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche, 114 Cup Points:  59 Games, 30 G, 60 A, 90 P, +22, 10.1 PS.  (#2 on last update)

MacKinnon is playing phenomenal hockey, is ranked very high in Cup Points considering how few games he has played relatively to the rest of the top ten.  He is third in Points per Game (1.53), and sixth in Points (90).

3. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins. 112 Cup Points:  70 Games, 48 G, 45 A, 93 P, +30, 12.1 PS. (#2 on last update)

Pastrnak falls back to #3.  The top offensive Bruins player is second in Goals (45), fifth in Points (86), eighth in Plus/Minus (+30) and is also leading the NHL in Shots (333).

4. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche. 102 Cup Points:  70 Games, 47 G, 38 A, 85 P, +9, 10.3 PS. (#5 on last update)

Rantanen moved back up to #4, and it is the Avalanche who are the first team with two ranked players.  He is the current leader in Even Strength Goals (36), third in Goals (47) and is on a team that could repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.

5. Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers, 103 Cup Points:  68 Games, 34 G, 62 A, 96 P, +23, 10.7 PS.  (#9 on last update)

Tkachuk has been on fire lately, and at present is sixth in Assists (62) an fourth in Points (96).  He is only eight Points away from last year’s total.

6. Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins.  102 Cup Points:  43 Games, 35-5-1, 1.95 GAA, .937 Save Percentage, 11.5 PS.  (#6 on last update)

Ullmark is the odds-on favorite for the Vezina and is currently the league leader in Wins, GAA and Save Percentage.  Our question, is can he do this is the playoffs?

7. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks, 100 Cup Points:  68 Games, 33 G, 56 A, 89 P, +13, 9.4 PS.  (#7 on last update)

Pettersson is having his best year to date, albeit on an abysmal Canucks team.  He is currently tenth in Assists (56) and eighth in Points (89).

8. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning.  98 Cup Points:  72 Games, 44 G, 38 A, 82 P, +3, 9.7 PS. (#4 on last update)

Point is having a good year, and is a point-per-game player, there are still quite a few players with higher point tallies than the Tampa Center, who dropped four spots in our last update.  Saying that, Point has been the most clutch player for the Lightning, and is currently fourth in Goals (44).

9. Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils.  97 Cup Points, 66 Games, 37 G, 44 A, 81 P, +7, 9.3 PS. (#7 on last update)

For the second update in a row, Hughes fell two spots and has been a bit of a slump.  The two-time All-Star has fallen out of the top ten in Goals, but is having the best year of his life.

10. Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, 94 Cup Points:  71 Games, 41 G, 48 A, 89 P, +30, 11.5 PS.  (Not on last update)

Robertson makes an appropriate return to the top ten, as the first-time All-Star is in seventh in Goals (41), eighth in Points (89) and eighth in Plus/Minus (30).

Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov, fell off the top ten.

Our next update will occur when the first player breaks 160 Cup Points.

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