EWB Power Rankings: Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders stay hot while New York Rangers join the party

New York Rangers. Hank (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
New York Rangers. Hank (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The EWB Power Rankings are back as we close out the month with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders staying atop and the New York Rangers joining the party. Where will your team(s) rank?

We close out the first month of the year with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, and New York Rangers (somehow) taking the top spots.

Now, the seasons are all about to start or continue to heat up. Next month we will be seeing the start of spring training, the NHL and NBA trade deadline, and some MLS play.

As you might know, no team or no player is safe from the brutal honesty of these rankings.

No team has won a championship for a while, most of the 12 teams we cover are not even close. So like you reward a child for participating, I will do the same for these professional sports teams.

So, before I spoil the party, here they are. The final Power Rankings for the month of January.

106. Normally the Islanders and not being a joke mix like water and oil. Asking the two to be happening at the same time is like pulling teeth. However, I guess we have found someone who likes getting teeth pulled because the Islanders are not a joke. They are great actually. The Isles have not played much in the last seven days but <a rel=. . Previous: . Barry Trotz's Hockey System. 1. team

team. 147. All the Nets do is win. Well, they lost to the Celtics earlier this week, but there are exceptions to every rule. The Nets are having a dream season and do not completely stink after losing <a rel=. . Previous: . Biggie's Hometown Nets. 2

95. The Rangers are verrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy hard to watch most of the time. They even just lost to the Flyers at home. However, they did not get blown out of the water at home in a Division game which deserves something. Actually, since we are being real here, the reason the Rangers get three is once again because of <a href=. . Previous: . Rangers. 3. team

The rankings are basically impossible after this. All the team’s in the offseason are doing little and the teams that are mid-season, are well, doing very little too. So 4-9 are basically the same rank.

But, I got a job to do here so let’s keep rolling.

43. As long as <a href=. . Previous: 1st. They wear navy pinstripes and no names on the back. 4. team

85.  I have been dying for a reason to put the Devils in the top 5 of these rankings for a few weeks now. After thrashing the Penguins on the road on Monday, I have been given my reason. The Devils do not have much left for this season. Not much to root for and only goalie drama to talk about but it is always HILARIOUS to beat the Penguins in the way they just did. Let’s move on. Devils still don’t deserve this much time right now.. . Previous: . NJ Devils. 5. team

Previous: 7th. Mets. 8. team. 3. I literally almost forgot to rank the Mets and some would argue they are New York’s true team. It is not that they have done anything wrong, they have actually done a lot Wright (not a typo, but a tribute to my Captain) this offseason. It’s just that this seems to be the longest Brodie Van Wagenen has gone without making a massive splash in the silly season. <a rel=.

Previous: . Slinging Sammy Darnold's Team. 9. team. 30. The Jets are the least of my worries right now, enjoy the offseason with a top three draft pick, a whole lot of money to spend, a new head coach, and a franchise QB in place. You know what, the Jets are actually about to get really exciting, until they inevitably mess it all up. At least <a href=.

Four straight Super Bowl losers. 10. team. 16. Aw, my poor Bills did nothing wrong. The coaching purges continue as they keep hiring new guys for their staff. I do miss <a rel=. . Previous: 9th

. Previous: 11th. Thank the world everyday for Saquon. 11. team. 31. I did not know where to put the Giants in these rankings. They might not deserve 11th or being lower than the Jets. <a href=

27. Was there even a doubt? I would have to surrender my right to use this platform for my thoughts if I didn’t put the Knicks here. Here is why: The NBA and NHL are the only two major sports leagues we cover that are in their regular season right now. Both of those leagues combined have 61 teams. 30 in the NBA and 31 in the NHL. Of all those teams, of all 61 of them, there are ZERO teams that have a winning percentage lower than the Knicks. There are ZERO of those teams with less wins than the Knicks. Worst team in New York? Uh, yeah also the worst team in the United States of America and Canada.. . Previous: . Knicks. 12. team

Well, there you have it. The latest edition of the EWB Power Rankings.

The Knicks continue to embarrass themselves while the Isles and Nets make their fans proud.

Next. What do the Islanders need to do at the trade deadline?. dark

So, how did I do? Where would you have ranked each team? Feel free to give me a shoutout in the comments below!