Rank 'Em: NHL Power Rankings

Created: December 14, 2009, 7:49 AM

Where do Anze Kopitar and the Kings rank?

Who are the best and worst teams in the NHL?

Midnight comes later in California than it does in many states, but even so, the Los Angeles Kings show few signs of seeing their Zamboni turn back into a pumpkin. With another recent hot stretch, the Kings woke up Monday tied with the Sharks for the lead in the Western Conference. But are they even with the Sharks, Capitals, Penguins and others in your eyes?

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
    19-10-6, 44 pts.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    20-8-3, 43 pts.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
    14-12-6, 34 pts.
  • St. Louis Blues
    13-12-5, 31 pts.
  • Boston Bruins
    16-9-6, 38 pts.
  • Montreal Canadiens
    15-15-3, 33 pts.
  • Vancouver Canucks
    18-14-0, 36 pts.
  • Washington Capitals
    20-7-6, 46 pts.
  • Phoenix Coyotes
    19-11-1, 40 pts.
  • New Jersey Devils
    22-8-1, 45 pts.
  • Anaheim Ducks
    12-13-7, 31 pts.
  • Calgary Flames
    19-9-4, 42 pts.
  • Philadelphia Flyers
    14-15-1, 29 pts.
  • Carolina Hurricanes
    7-19-6, 20 pts.
  • New York Islanders
    12-13-7, 31 pts.
  • Los Angeles Kings
    21-10-3, 45 pts.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
    11-12-9, 31 pts.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
    11-14-7, 29 pts.
  • Edmonton Oilers
    15-13-4, 34 pts.
  • Florida Panthers
    12-14-7, 31 pts.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
    22-10-1, 45 pts.
  • Nashville Predators
    18-11-3, 39 pts.
  • New York Rangers
    14-15-2, 30 pts.
  • Detroit Red Wings
    16-11-5, 37 pts.
  • Buffalo Sabres
    19-9-2, 40 pts.
  • Ottawa Senators
    16-11-4, 36 pts.
  • San Jose Sharks
    19-8-7, 45 pts.
  • Dallas Stars
    14-8-10, 38 pts.
  • Atlanta Thrashers
    16-11-3, 35 pts.
  • Minnesota Wild
    15-14-3, 33 pts.

 



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