Rank 'Em: NHL Power Rankings

Created: December 7, 2009, 9:45 AM

Who needs Alex Ovechkin? The Caps managed 14 goals in two games without their star.

Who are the best and worst teams in the NHL?

The Philadelphia Flyers continue to spiral downward in the Atlantic while the Capitals had a perfect week to extend their lead in the Southeast. Out West, the struggling Anaheim Ducks' immediate future got even bleaker with news of Teemu Selanne missing four to six weeks to repair a broken bone in his left hand. Will your rankings budge at all this week?

With occasional guest spots from colleagues like Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.com NHL writer Scott Burnside compiles his NHL Power Rankings each week. But that's only half the equation; the rest is up to you. How do you size up all 30 teams, SportsNation? Submit your rankings below.

Submit your rankings now! You must rank at least FIVE teams for your vote to count.


 
 
  • Colorado Avalanche
    16-9-6, 38 pts.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    18-7-3, 39 pts.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
    13-11-5, 31 pts.
  • St. Louis Blues
    12-10-5, 29 pts.
  • Boston Bruins
    15-9-5, 35 pts.
  • Montreal Canadiens
    13-14-2, 28 pts.
  • Vancouver Canucks
    16-13-0, 32 pts.
  • Washington Capitals
    18-5-6, 42 pts.
  • Phoenix Coyotes
    17-11-1, 35 pts.
  • New Jersey Devils
    19-7-1, 39 pts.
  • Anaheim Ducks
    10-13-6, 26 pts.
  • Calgary Flames
    18-7-3, 39 pts.
  • Philadelphia Flyers
    13-12-1, 27 pts.
  • Carolina Hurricanes
    6-17-5, 17 pts.
  • New York Islanders
    11-11-7, 29 pts.
  • Los Angeles Kings
    17-10-3, 37 pts.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
    11-9-8, 30 pts.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
    8-13-7, 23 pts.
  • Edmonton Oilers
    12-13-4, 28 pts.
  • Florida Panthers
    11-13-5, 27 pts.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
    20-9-1, 41 pts.
  • Nashville Predators
    16-11-2, 34 pts.
  • New York Rangers
    14-14-1, 29 pts.
  • Detroit Red Wings
    14-10-5, 33 pts.
  • Buffalo Sabres
    16-8-2, 34 pts.
  • Ottawa Senators
    14-10-4, 32 pts.
  • San Jose Sharks
    19-7-5, 43 pts.
  • Dallas Stars
    13-8-8, 34 pts.
  • Atlanta Thrashers
    15-8-3, 33 pts.
  • Minnesota Wild
    13-12-3, 29 pts.