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NHL Power Rankings: The Pacific Is Deadly

The end game in the Pacific is post-apocalyptic ruin.

Jonathan Daniel

Two months away from writing for work-related purposes and I come back to two certainties: the West is still best and the Oilers still stink.

Rank Team Share
1 Chicago 2.6
2 St Louis 3.0
3 San Jose 4.0
4 Boston 4.1
5 Anaheim 4.2
6 Pittsburgh 4.8
7 Los Angeles 5.3
8 Vancouver 6.0
9 Tampa Bay 10.0
10 Montreal 10.7
10 Colorado 10.7
12 Dallas 10.9
12 Phoenix 10.9
14 Detroit 11.2
15 Philadelphia 11.9
16 NY Rangers 12.6
17 New Jersey 13.3
18 Washington 13.4
19 Minnesota 14.0
20 Toronto 15.0
21 Nashville 16.2
22 Ottawa 16.3
22 Winnipeg 16.3
24 Carolina 19.0
25 Florida 19.2
26 Columbus 19.3
27 NY Islanders 20.8
28 Calgary 21.3
29 Edmonton 23.0
30 Buffalo 23.6
  • Pittsburgh and Boston creep up in the overall standings thanks to playing some Eastern teams during a break from the West.
  • Alberta: Hockey Proud

Rank Team Share
1 Chicago 2.6
2 St Louis 3.0
3 San Jose 4.0
5 Anaheim 4.2
7 Los Angeles 5.3
8 Vancouver 6.0
10 Colorado 10.7
12 Dallas 10.9
12 Phoenix 10.9
19 Minnesota 14.0
21 Nashville 16.2
22 Winnipeg 16.3
28 Calgary 21.3
29 Edmonton 23.0
  • The playoffs in the West are going to be great fun. The first round in the Pacific Division is going to play out like a Neil Marshall movie.

Rank Team Share
4 Boston 4.1
6 Pittsburgh 4.8
9 Tampa Bay 10.0
10 Montreal 10.7
14 Detroit 11.2
15 Philadelphia 11.9
16 NY Rangers 12.6
17 New Jersey 13.3
18 Washington 13.4
20 Toronto 15.0
22 Ottawa 16.3
24 Carolina 19.0
25 Florida 19.2
26 Columbus 19.3
27 NY Islanders 20.8
30 Buffalo 23.6
  • The Flyers are a fun rebound story and the Stamkos-less Lightning are doing fun things, but this conference is milquetoast defined.

Western Conference
Eastern Conference
Pacific Division
Atlantic Division
3 San Jose
4 Boston
8 Vancouver
14 Detroit





5 Anaheim
9 Tampa Bay
7 Los Angeles
10 Montreal





Central Division
Metro Division
1 Chicago
6 Pittsburgh
12 Dallas
17 New Jersey





2 St Louis
15 Philadelphia
10 Colorado
16 NY Rangers