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NHL Power Rankings: It's Early & Weird

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With only a handful of games to go on, the early power rankings look a bit odd.

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Last year's power rankings worked out pretty well, so we're bringing them back for another go-round.

Rank Team Share
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 1.9
2 Minnesota Wild 2.5
3 St. Louis Blues 2.5
4 Chicago Blackhawks 3.1
5 Vancouver Canucks 3.1
6 Nashville Predators 6.6
7 Boston Bruins 6.8
8 Washington Capitals 7.0
9 New York Islanders 7.9
10 Tampa Bay Lightning 8.6
11 New York Rangers 9.5
12 Columbus Blue Jackets 9.9
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 10.0
14 Anaheim Ducks 10.1
15 Winnipeg Jets 10.4
16 New Jersey Devils 10.7
17 Arizona Coyotes 10.8
18 Philadelphia Flyers 11.0
19 Carolina Hurricanes 11.6
20 Dallas Stars 11.6
21 Montreal Canadiens 12.1
22 Florida Panthers 12.4
23 Detroit Red Wings 12.6
24 Ottawa Senators 13.3
25 Edmonton Oilers 13.7
26 San Jose Sharks 14.2
27 Calgary Flames 14.4
28 Buffalo Sabres 14.5
29 Los Angeles Kings 14.6
30 Colorado Avalanche 17.5


Western Conference Rankings

Rank Team Share
2 Minnesota Wild 2.5
3 St. Louis Blues 2.5
4 Chicago Blackhawks 3.1
5 Vancouver Canucks 3.1
6 Nashville Predators 6.6
14 Anaheim Ducks 10.1
15 Winnipeg Jets 10.4
17 Arizona Coyotes 10.8
20 Dallas Stars 11.6
25 Edmonton Oilers 13.7
26 San Jose Sharks 14.2
27 Calgary Flames 14.4
29 Los Angeles Kings 14.6
30 Colorado Avalanche 17.5


Eastern Conference Rankings

Rank Team Share
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 1.9
7 Boston Bruins 6.8
8 Washington Capitals 7.0
9 New York Islanders 7.9
10 Tampa Bay Lightning 8.6
11 New York Rangers 9.5
12 Columbus Blue Jackets 9.9
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 10.0
16 New Jersey Devils 10.7
18 Philadelphia Flyers 11.0
19 Carolina Hurricanes 11.6
21 Montreal Canadiens 12.1
22 Florida Panthers 12.4
23 Detroit Red Wings 12.6
24 Ottawa Senators 13.3
28 Buffalo Sabres 14.5

Playoff Matchups:

Western Conference
Central Pacific
2 Minnesota Wild 5 Vancouver Canucks
6 Nashville Predators 15 Winnipeg Jets
3 St. Louis Blues 14 Anaheim Ducks
4 Chicago Blackhawks 17 Arizona Coyotes

Eastern Conference
Metropolitan Atlantic
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 Boston Bruins
11 New York Rangers 12 Columbus Blue Jackets
8 Washington Capitals 10 Tampa Bay Lightning
9 New York Islanders 13 Toronto Maple Leafs