As wonderful as the Olympics were, the world went nearly three weeks without Bleacher Report's NHL power rankings, which was quite the tragedy.
But the NHL is back, and so are the power rankings you crave.
It was a short week with the NHL resuming play Tuesday with the first full slate of games Wednesday. Did anyone play well enough to make a big climb? Did anyone stumble out of the blocks to the point where they took a big drop?
The St. Louis Blues were the top team in the pre-Olympic power rankings…are they still there now?
Our panel is back again to rank the entire league from 1 to 30. Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram, Rob Vollman, Adrian Dater and I voted this week. The criteria remain the same, and the vote will focus heavily on recent performance, with the overall NHL standings only serving as an anchor point for each team.
Read on to see where every NHL team ranks, and please note the rankings are the result of the panel's voting, not one person's decision.