The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks took the top spot in last week's power rankings, but they're facing tough competition this week and were recently bumped out of first overall in the NHL. Will they be pushed aside here, too? Who might displace them?
Our panel is back again to provide the answers. Voting this week are Adrian Dater, Dave Lozo, Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram, Rob Vollman and myself. The criteria remain the same, and the vote will focus heavily on performances in the last week, with the overall NHL standings only serving as an anchor point for each team.
Read on to see where every NHL team ranks this week.