Rank 'Em: '11-12 NHL Power Rankings

Created: November 21, 2011, 7:54 AM

Where are the Bruins?

How do you size up the balance of power in hockey?

Are the defending Eastern Conference champions starting to play up to that label? SportsNation hasn't been sure what to make of the Boston Bruins. Three weeks ago, voters ranked the Bruins No. 23, down from No. 1 in the preseason. But by the start of last week, the Bruins had climbed to No. 8. With an eight-game winning streak intact as this week begins, what's next?

What's your take on the Bruins and other contenders and pretenders? Check out the ESPN.com Power Rankings, then tell us which teams you think rule the NHL this season by clicking on the logos below.


 
 
  • Colorado Avalanche
    9-11-1, 19 PTS
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    12-6-3, 27 PTS
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
    4-13-2, 10 PTS
  • St. Louis Blues
    10-7-2, 22 PTS
  • Boston Bruins
    11-7-0, 22 PTS
  • Montreal Canadiens
    9-3-3, 21 PTS
  • Vancouver Canucks
    10-9-1, 21 PTS
  • Washington Capitals
    10-7-1, 21 PTS
  • Phoenix Coyotes
    10-5-3, 23 PTS
  • New Jersey Devils
    10-7-1, 21 PTS
  • Anaheim Ducks
    6-10-4, 16 PTS
  • Calgary Flames
    8-9-1, 17 PTS
  • Philadelphia Flyers
    11-5-3, 25 PTS
  • Carolina Hurricanes
    7-11-3, 17 PTS
  • New York Islanders
    5-9-3, 13 PTS
  • Winnipeg Jets
    8-9-3, 19 PTS
  • Los Angeles Kings
    10-7-3, 23 PTS
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
    9-8-2, 20 PTS
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
    11-8-2, 24 PTS
  • Edmonton Oilers
    10-7-2, 22 PTS
  • Florida Panthers
    10-6-3, 23 PTS
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
    11-6-3, 25 PTS
  • Nashville Predators
    10-5-4, 24 PTS
  • New York Rangers
    10-4-3, 24 PTS
  • Detroit Red Wings
    11-7-1, 23 PTS
  • Buffalo Sabres
    12-8-0, 24 PTS
  • Ottawa Senators
    10-9-2, 22 PTS
  • San Jose Sharks
    12-5-1, 25 PTS
  • Dallas Stars
    11-8-0, 22 PTS
  • Minnesota Wild
    12-5-3, 27 PTS