Power Rankings

Vancouver vibe

Vancouver vibe

by Adam Proteau - December 20, 2010 1:45 PM EST

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.


Thrashers flying along

Thrashers flying along

by Adam Proteau - December 13, 2010 1:26 PM EST

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.


Big, bad Bruins

Big, bad Bruins

by Adam Proteau - December 6, 2010 1:55 PM EST

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.


The mighty Penguins

The mighty Penguins

by Adam Proteau - November 29, 2010 3:00 PM EST

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.


Whitney leading Coyotes charge

Whitney leading Coyotes charge

by Adam Proteau - November 22, 2010 1:20 PM EST

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.


Flyers aiming high

Flyers aiming high

by Adam Proteau - November 15, 2010 3:55 PM EST

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.


Capitals rocking the red

Capitals rocking the red

by Adam Proteau - November 8, 2010 3:55 PM EST

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.


Lightning strike

Lightning strike

by Adam Proteau - November 3, 2010 3:10 PM EDT

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.


Red Wings ready to fly

Red Wings ready to fly

by Adam Proteau - October 27, 2010 4:15 PM EDT

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.


Exceeding expectations

Exceeding expectations

by Adam Proteau - October 20, 2010 3:50 PM EDT

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.


Old faithful

Old faithful

by Adam Proteau - October 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT

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.


Top of the class

Top of the class

by Ryan Dixon - April 12, 2010 1:50 PM EDT

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.


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