I just noticed that the Isles were ranked 29/30 on FOX's power rankings.
As a casual NHL fan, can someone clue me in on why they are ranked so low? I know that they've been struggling for a decade now, but it looks like we're just loaded with young talent at the forward position between JT, Okposo, Bailey, Grabner, etc. and then slightly older guys like Nielsen and Moulson. I thought maybe the combo of Nabokov and DP (when healthy) might be about league average or close to it. I know the defense has been weak for awhile now but it does look improved this year.
I guess I expected a 29th ranked team to be light on talent, but it doesn't look that way to me. Is it because they're so raw? Or is the defense really that bad? Or am I overrating the goalies?