The lockout is over and the shortened 2012-13 NHL season will be underway shortly. When we last saw the league, the Kings were holding their first Stanley Cup. Does L.A. enter this season as the favorites? Or does another team get your top spot? Click the images to rank the NHL's best!

All records from 2011-12 season.

NHL Power Rankings

Avalanche

Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
41-35-6, 88 points

Blackhawks

Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
45-26-11, 101 points

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets
29-46-7, 65 points

Blues

Blues

St. Louis Blues
49-22-11, 109 points

Bruins

Bruins

Boston Bruins
49-29-4, 102 points

Canadiens

Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
31-35-16, 78 points

Canucks

Canucks

Vancouver Canucks
51-22-9, 111 points

Capitals

Capitals

Washington Capitals
42-32-8, 92 points

Coyotes

Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes
42-27-13, 99 points

Devils

Devils

New Jersey Devils
48-28-6, 102 points

Ducks

Ducks

Anaheim Ducks
34-36-12, 80 points

Flames

Flames

Calgary Flames
37-29-16, 90 points

Flyers

Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers
47-26-9, 103 points

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes
33-33-16, 82 points

Islanders

Islanders

New York Islanders
34-37-11, 79 points

Jets

Jets

Winnipeg Jets
37-35-10, 84 points

Kings

Kings

Los Angeles Kings
40-27-15, 95 points

Lightning

Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning
38-36-8, 84 points

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs
35-37-10, 80 points

Oilers

Oilers

Edmonton Oilers
32-40-10, 74 points

Panthers

Panthers

Florida Panthers
38-26-18, 94 points

Penguins

Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins
51-25-6, 108 points

Predators

Predators

Nashville Predators
48-26-8, 104 points

Rangers

Rangers

New York Rangers
51-24-7, 109 points

Red Wings

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings
48-28-6, 102 points

Sabres

Sabres

Buffalo Sabres
39-32-11, 89 points

Senators

Senators

Ottawa Senators
41-31-10, 92 points

Sharks

Sharks

San Jose Sharks
43-29-10, 96 points

Stars

Stars

Dallas Stars
42-35-5, 89 points

Wild

Wild

Minnesota Wild
35-36-11, 81 points

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