Rank 'Em: NHL Power Rankings

Created: December 28, 2009, 10:40 AM

Are the Capitals the NHL's best?

Who are the best and worst teams in the NHL?

The Devils and Penguins remain locked atop the Atlantic Division with 53 points apiece. However, both teams find themselves looking up at the Capitals in the Eastern Conference. A 4-1 win over the Devils pushed the Capitals to 54 points and put them in sole possession of first place in the conference.

Out West, the Blackhawks continue to dominate the Central Division, while the Sharks are off to their usual hot start.

With occasional guest spots from colleagues such as 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.

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  • Colorado Avalanche
    22-12-6, 50 pts.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    26-9-3, 55 pts.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
    14-18-7, 35 pts.
  • St. Louis Blues
    17-16-5, 39 pts.
  • Boston Bruins
    19-11-7, 45 pts.
  • Montreal Canadiens
    19-18-3, 41 pts.
  • Vancouver Canucks
    23-16-0, 46 pts.
  • Washington Capitals
    24-8-6, 54 pts.
  • Phoenix Coyotes
    24-13-2, 50 pts.
  • New Jersey Devils
    26-9-1, 53 pts.
  • Anaheim Ducks
    15-16-7, 37 pts.
  • Calgary Flames
    20-12-5, 45 pts.
  • Philadelphia Flyers
    18-18-2, 38 pts.
  • Carolina Hurricanes
    9-22-7, 25 pts.
  • New York Islanders
    15-18-7, 37 pts.
  • Los Angeles Kings
    22-13-3, 47 pts.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
    14-15-9, 37 pts.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
    14-17-9, 37 pts.
  • Edmonton Oilers
    15-19-4, 34 pts.
  • Florida Panthers
    16-17-7, 39 pts.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
    26-12-1, 53 pts.
  • Nashville Predators
    22-11-3, 47 pts.
  • New York Rangers
    18-16-4, 40 pts.
  • Detroit Red Wings
    19-14-5, 43 pts.
  • Buffalo Sabres
    23-11-4, 50 pts.
  • Ottawa Senators
    19-15-4, 42 pts.
  • San Jose Sharks
    23-8-7, 53 pts.
  • Dallas Stars
    16-11-11, 43 pts.
  • Atlanta Thrashers
    18-15-4, 40 pts.
  • Minnesota Wild
    19-16-3, 41 pts.