Power Rankings

Kings seek crown

Kings seek crown

by Adam Proteau - March 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings have found their offense and used it to work their way up our weekly NHL ranking.
The Pittsburgh Penguins unseat the St. Louis Blues for top spot in this week's THN.com NHL Power Rankings. But although Sidney Crosby's return and the Blues' astonishing turnaround under coach Ken Hitchcock have received much attention as of late, the streaking Los Angeles Kings could be stepping into a much larger spotlight very soon.


Stars aligning

Stars aligning

by Rory Boylen - March 12, 2012 4:25 PM EDT

The Vancouver Canucks are dethroned, while the Dallas Stars continue a quick climb up our weekly rankings.
I’m going to say this right now: if Ken Hitchcock doesn’t win the Jack Adams Award this year, I’ll eat my Union army Civil War cap.


Sabres savior

Sabres savior

by Rory Boylen - March 5, 2012 3:15 PM EST

The Canucks stay on top, but there's some movement into the No. 2 position and the Sabres make some noise.
Does anybody want to finish eighth in the Eastern Conference? It sure doesn’t seem that way. Maybe it’s because having the New York Rangers as a first round opponent is a daunting task (just kidding, no pro team would give up that easy), but what at once seemed like a race between Florida, Washington, Winnipeg and Toronto has now opened up to include the likes of Tampa Bay and Buffalo.


Bigger in Texas

Bigger in Texas

by Adam Proteau - February 27, 2012 6:08 PM EST

As a new team takes over top spot in our weekly NHL ranking, the Dallas Stars are making a push for the post-season.
The Vancouver Canucks have dethroned the Detroit Red Wings as top team on THN.com’s NHL Power Rankings. And making a late charge up our list and into playoff contention are the Dallas Stars.


Canucks crash the party

Canucks crash the party

by Adam Proteau - February 21, 2012 3:15 PM EST

While Detroit stays on top, Vancouver is making a charge and will faceoff against the Wings this week.
Once again, the Red Wings and Rangers enjoy the top two spots in the THN.com Power Rankings. However, there is a new No. 3 team – the Vancouver Canucks, who haven't lost in regulation in their past 13 games (10-0-3) and who could pass Detroit for top spot in the West this week.


Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

by Adam Proteau - February 13, 2012 4:38 PM EST

While the Red Wings and Rangers continue to be the cream of the crop, the Phoenix Coyotes are surprising us all once again.
Detroit and the Rangers remain the class of the NHL in this week's THN.com Power Rankings. And a team that many expect to fall out of the playoff race virtually every year – the Phoenix Coyotes – are storming up the chart.


Devil-ish charm

Devil-ish charm

by Adam Proteau - February 6, 2012 3:05 PM EST

New Jersey is surging and taking a real run at the top spot in THN.com's weekly rundown of NHL clubs.
The Red Wings and Rangers hang on to the top two spots in this week's THN.com NHL Power Rankings. However, hot on their heels are the increasingly dangerous New Jersey Devils, winners of nine of their past 13 games and challengers of the Penguins and Flyers for second spot in the Atlantic Division.


King me

King me

by Adam Proteau - January 31, 2012 4:25 PM EST

The Red Wings hold on to top spot in our weekly rankings, but the LA Kings eye a move up.
The Detroit Red Wings retain the No. 1 position in the first post-all-star-weekend THN.com NHL Power Rankings. Making a smaller push toward the top 10 are the up-and-down Los Angeles Kings, who lost just twice in regulation (out of 11 games) in January and are aiming to dethrone the San Jose Sharks for top spot in the Pacific Division.


When Penguins fly

When Penguins fly

by Adam Proteau - January 23, 2012 3:25 PM EST

As the Wings take to a familiar spot, the Penguins surge despite being without Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal.
The red-hot Wings – winners of six straight games – ascend to the top spot in this week's Power Rankings, knocking the Rangers down to second.


Predators on the prowl

Predators on the prowl

by Adam Proteau - January 16, 2012 3:20 PM EST

The usual suspects dot the top, but it's that team that's always lying in the weeds that's beginning to rise.
The top three teams from last week's THN.com NHL power rankings – the Rangers, Bruins and Sharks – have retained their spots, but the Nashville Predators are making noise this week.


Sharks have bite

Sharks have bite

by Adam Proteau - January 9, 2012 3:30 PM EST

The San Jose Sharks are surging as expected, but there is a new, surprising team, at No. 1.
The New York Rangers are atop THN.com's NHL Power Rankings for the first time this season, but the San Jose Sharks are looking nearly as formidable.


Surging Senators

Surging Senators

by Adam Proteau - January 3, 2012 4:15 PM EST

The Boston Bruins continue their dominance, but our eyes this week are on another Northeast team.
The Boston Bruins retain top spot in this week's THN.com NHL Power Rankings, but there's a new, unexpected team from the same division entering the playoff picture.


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