by Adam Proteau - December 20, 2010 1:45 PM UTC
The Canucks hot streak bumps them into the top four, while a new team takes over top spot.
The Vancouver Canucks were The Hockey News’ pick to win the Stanley Cup this season. After a slow start, we’re seeing why. Led by the Sedin Bros.
by Adam Proteau - December 13, 2010 1:26 PM UTC
Atlanta continues its climb up our weekly rankings, but it's the Red Wings still hanging on to No. 1
Steered by the guidance of new coach Craig Ramsay, the Atlanta Thrashers continue to turn heads – and climb up the THN.com Power Rankings.
by Adam Proteau - December 6, 2010 1:55 PM UTC
Backed by MVP candidate Tim Thomas, the Boston Bruins are full of potential and move up four spots, while Detroit hangs on to No. 1.
The Boston Bruins are benefiting from employing the NHL’s hottest goalie right now, but there is more to the Black & Gold than Tim Thomas alone.
by Adam Proteau - November 29, 2010 3:00 PM UTC
In our weekly ranking of the 30 NHL teams, the Red Wings remain on top, but the Penguins make a significant jump.
The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have all their players clicking on all cylinders – or, for that matter, even healthy – but their recent turnaround in fortunes isn’t based on a fully healthy lineup or the return to form of star center Evgeni Malkin.
by Adam Proteau - November 22, 2010 1:20 PM UTC
While the Phoenix Coyotes move up into the top 10, the Kings fall and the Red Wings regain their No. 1 status.
If the Phoenix Coyotes could win more games that extend beyond three periods, they might be at or near the top of THN’s new Power Rankings.
by Adam Proteau - November 15, 2010 3:55 PM UTC
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a hot streak, earning themselves a fine slot in our list, but the Kings are the new leaders.
With an 8-1-1 record in their past 10 games, the Philadelphia Flyers are one of the NHL’s hottest teams - and that’s reflected in the latest THN.
by Adam Proteau - November 8, 2010 3:55 PM UTC
The Blues remain the team to beat, but the defending Presidents' Cup winners have hit their stride and are on a roll.
After a so-so start to the 2010-11 season, the Washington Capitals are beginning to show why they ran away with the Presidents’ Trophy last year.
by Adam Proteau - November 3, 2010 3:10 PM UTC
A major off-season makeover is paying off for this franchise on the mend as everything seems to be coming together early for Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were picked by many pundits to make the playoffs this season - and so far, they look like more than just a playoff team.
by Adam Proteau - October 27, 2010 4:15 PM UTC
For the second time in this young season Detroit leads the way, while three Central teams crack the top 10.
It's Week 3 of this season's Power Rankings – and for the second time, the Detroit Red Wings are atop our list. In seven games this season, the Wings have lost just once in regulation and just twice overall.
by Adam Proteau - October 20, 2010 3:50 PM UTC
In our second entry this season, some teams are still struggling, while others continue to defy logic.
As is natural at the start of the NHL’s regular season, we’re seeing some significant fluctuation in THN.com’s early Power Rankings.
by Adam Proteau - October 13, 2010 3:50 PM UTC
In our first team rankings of the young season, a familiar face tops the charts, while an old contender hits rock bottom.
It’s the first week of THN.com’s Power Rankings – and with most teams only playing a handful of games so far, there isn’t much that separates the league’s middle 20 franchises from one another.
by Ryan Dixon - April 12, 2010 1:50 PM UTC
With the regular season over, the league's best team naturally assumes top spot in our final list.
One Capital achievement down, one to go. Washington was the best team in the regular season, which won’t amount to a Capitol Hill of beans if Alex Ovechkin and Co.