Our hockey gurus give you their take on the proper pecking order in the NHL each week with the ESPN.com Power Rankings, but that's only part of the equation. What's your take on the contenders, the pretenders and those in the middle?

The Penguins are the NHL's hottest team, having won 12 consecutive games, but it's the Blackhawks who still sit atop the standings. Which team is the league's best?

Records through March 24, 2013.

NHL Power Rankings

Avalanche

Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
11-16-4, 26 points

Blackhawks

Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
24-3-3, 51 points

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets
13-13-6, 32 points

Blues

Blues

St. Louis Blues
17-12-2, 36 points

Bruins

Bruins

Boston Bruins
20-7-3, 43 points

Canadiens

Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
20-6-5, 45 points

Canucks

Canucks

Vancouver Canucks
17-9-6, 40 points

Capitals

Capitals

Washington Capitals
15-16-1, 31 points

Coyotes

Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes
13-14-4, 30 points

Devils

Devils

New Jersey Devils
15-11-6, 36 points

Ducks

Ducks

Anaheim Ducks
22-5-4, 48 points

Flames

Flames

Calgary Flames
12-14-4, 28 points

Flyers

Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers
13-16-2, 28 points

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes
15-13-2, 32 points

Islanders

Islanders

New York Islanders
14-15-3, 31 points

Jets

Jets

Winnipeg Jets
17-14-2, 36 points

Kings

Kings

Los Angeles Kings
17-12-2, 36 points

Lightning

Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning
13-18-1, 27 points

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs
17-12-3, 37 points

Oilers

Oilers

Edmonton Oilers
11-12-7, 29 points

Panthers

Panthers

Florida Panthers
9-18-6, 24 points

Penguins

Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins
25-8-0, 50 points

Predators

Predators

Nashville Predators
13-13-6, 32 points

Rangers

Rangers

New York Rangers
15-13-3, 33 points

Red Wings

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings
16-11-5, 37 points

Sabres

Sabres

Buffalo Sabres
13-15-4, 30 points

Senators

Senators

Ottawa Senators
17-9-6, 40 points

Sharks

Sharks

San Jose Sharks
13-11-6, 32 points

Stars

Stars

Dallas Stars
15-13-3, 33 points

Wild

Wild

Minnesota Wild
18-10-2, 38 points

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