Power Rankings

Blues on the rise

Blues on the rise

by Adam Proteau - December 19, 2011 2:30 PM EST

The defending champions take over top spot, but the surging Blues are making everyone take notice.
Boston grabs top spot in THN's Power Rankings for the first time this season. And the St. Louis Blues, another team that struggled early on, are doing their best to be seen as a top-shelf contender like the Bruins.


Wild things

Wild things

by Adam Proteau - December 12, 2011 3:45 PM EST

The Flyers soar to the top, but it's the surprising Minnesota Wild creating turbulence.
The Philadelphia Flyers are atop THN's Power Rankings for the second time this season, but there's an even hotter team moving up the chart – the shockingly good Minnesota Wild.


Cat calls

Cat calls

by Adam Proteau - December 5, 2011 2:20 PM EST

The Florida Panthers continue their surprising season as the Pittsburgh Penguins hold on to top spot.
The Pittsburgh Penguins retain top spot in this week's Power Rankings – and making a big jump are the rebuilt Florida Panthers, who go from 16th last week to 11th.


Penguins/Rangers flying high

Penguins/Rangers flying high

by Adam Proteau - November 28, 2011 4:10 PM EST

The return of Crosby has Pittsburgh comfortably at No. 1, but the Rangers aren't far behind.
In this week's THN.com power rankings, the Pittsburgh Penguins and returning superstar Sidney Crosby are No. 1. Hot on their heels, though, are their Atlantic Division rivals from Manhattan.


Sharks stand alone

Sharks stand alone

by Adam Proteau - November 21, 2011 3:40 PM EST

After nibbling last week, the Sharks take over top spot this week, but the Penguins are close behind.
The San Jose Sharks are the new No. 1 team in the latest THN.com Power Rankings, but if Joe Thornton's current team doesn't continue its stellar play, his former team in Boston may leapfrog it soon enough.


Blackhawks on the rise

Blackhawks on the rise

by Adam Proteau - November 14, 2011 2:13 PM EST

The Penguins hold on to top spot, but you can't ignore Chicago charging in pursuit.
The Pittsburgh Penguins retain their top spot on this week’s THN.com Power Rankings, but the Chicago Blackhawks are quickly closing in on them.


Penguins pull through

Penguins pull through

by Adam Proteau - November 7, 2011 4:50 PM EST

Our weekly ranking of the 30 NHL teams sees yet another switch at the top as the Penguins keep playing strong in the face of injury.
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t had Sidney Crosby in their lineup for nearly a full year, but the tribute to the depth and talent on their roster can be seen in their play this season – and in their ranking as the NHL’s top team in this week’s THN.


Sharks smell blood

Sharks smell blood

by Adam Proteau - October 31, 2011 3:25 PM EDT

In this week's list the same team is on top, but the Sharks are starting to make a strong push.
Despite losing (twice) for the first time last week, the Washington Capitals remain No. 1 in THN's Power Rankings, but the San Jose Sharks are closing in fast.


Capitals take control

Capitals take control

by Adam Proteau - October 24, 2011 1:40 PM EDT

There's yet another new team atop our weekly ranking of the 30 NHL teams as the Capitals still haven't lost.
It's Week 3 of THN.com’s NHL Power Rankings – and for the third straight week, there's a new team atop the mountain. To that end, congratulations are in order for the Washington Capitals, who dispatched last week's No.


Wings back on top

Wings back on top

by Adam Proteau - October 17, 2011 4:50 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings take over a familiar pace in our weekly ranking of the 30 NHL teams.
It's Week 2 of THN.com’s Power Rankings – and is wont to happen at the start of the season, we've got ourselves a new No. 1 team.


Philadelphia takes flight

Philadelphia takes flight

by Adam Proteau - October 11, 2011 1:30 PM EDT

Our rankings are back and with the season barely underway the new-look Flyers get the early nod at the top.
After a summertime break, THN.com’s Power Rankings are back – and the drastically revamped Philadelphia Flyers are at the top of the first week's list.


The finale

The finale

by Adam Proteau - April 11, 2011 3:25 PM EDT

In our last rankings of the year, we break down who is hottest entering the post-season and include our odds on winning the Cup.
The NHL’s regular season is over and, starting Wednesday night, the league’s playoffs begin. That means this is the final NHL power rankings for another season - and for an added bonus, we’re including THN’s exclusive Stanley Cup odds (found in the April 18th playoff edition of the magazine).


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