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NHL FPR methodology

Explaining how our voters came up with their rankings for all NHL teams

Updated: October 9, 2014, 8:45 AM ET
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider

In recent years, the Future Power Rankings (FPR) have become a staple of our ESPN Insider portfolio. The NBA, NFL and MLB franchises have all been ranked according to the metrics relevant to those sports and leagues. We figured that now was as good a time as any to do the same for the 30 teams in the NHL.

The basic idea is that the rankings are meant to reflect how well each franchise is set up for success into the future. For our NHL FPR project, we wanted to know how well each club was ...

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