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Power Rankings: Mike Harrington ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Friday night’s games. Most recent in parentheses)

1. Anaheim Ducks. Let’s see how this Boudreau team flourishes or fumbles to finish. (2)

2. Nashville Predators. Super statement game Sunday in Pittsburgh. (1)

3. Montreal Canadiens. How did Habs lose a back-to-back to Sabres? (8)

4. Tampa Bay Lightning. Nine straight wins makes them first team to 20 at home. (4)

5. St. Louis Blues. Game of the Week: Host Bolts Tuesday. (6)

6. New York Islanders. Apocalypse upon us: Garth Snow as GM of the year candidate (3)

7. Detroit Red Wings. Would be pushing for first overall if not for 2-7 shootout record. (9).

8. Pittsburgh Penguins. Sid needs to show up at All-Star Game more than once a decade. (5)

9. Chicago Blackhawks. Time to put Kane into Hart talk. (7)

10. Washington Capitals. Ovechkin has improved from minus-35 to plus-11. (10)

11. Winnipeg Jets. One off league lead with 14 road wins. (11)

12. Boston Bruins. Rooting for first-round bloodbath vs. Habs. (12)

13. New York Rangers. Won’t sniff Cup final again if they can’t figure out how to beat Isles. (13)

14. Vancouver Canucks. Good to see Miller playing well (14)

15. San Jose Sharks. Worst goal differential of any current playoff team. (15)

16. Calgary Flames. Johnny Hockey is so small but you can’t hit what you can’t catch. (18)

17. Colorado Avalanche. Prematurely written out of playoff hunt. (19)

18. Florida Panthers. Forsberg scores goals but how can Calder voters ignore Ekblad? (16)

19. Los Angeles Kings. Champs need a big move after winning just 21 of first 48. (17)

20. Dallas Stars. Sabres’ record-tying loss against Lindy’s new team? . (21)

21. Minnesota Wild. Relying on Dubnyk as your goaltending savior is pretty shaky. (23)

22. Philadelphia Flyers. Still hoping Timonen’s clots clear to allow a return. (24)

23. Toronto Maple Leafs. Bernier gives up 140-foot shortie, makes YouTube blooper reel infamy. (20)

24. Ottawa Senators. Get stuck with nothing to say on one team a week. Sens’ turn. (22)

25. New Jersey Devils. Brodeur should have retired last spring. (25)

26. Columbus Blue Jackets. Bobrovsky injury is final nail to playoff hopes. (26).

27. Carolina Hurricanes. Much better of late but still only six road wins. (28)

28. Arizona Coyotes. Good enough to beat Leafs, even while starting their suffering. (27)

29. Edmonton Oilers. Downtown arena construction a game changer for city. (30)

30. Buffalo Sabres. Tankapalooza. (29)

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