2010-11 NHL Power Rankings: The Quintessential Report

October 5th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the NHL preseason behind us, it’s almost time to start the regular season where all 30 NHL teams will drop the puck in anger for the first time.

There was plenty of movement this summer, which should help change the landscape of the NHL standings in a big way from where the teams finished in 2009-10.

Sure, the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, and New Jersey Devils are bound to be amongst the NHL’s elite teams, but it’s in the bottom ranks where we will see the most change.

Off-season improvements from teams, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins, should equate to big changes in the Eastern Conference, while Western Conference teams, such as the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, and Phoenix Coyotes should help determine the playoff landscape in the West.

Without the benefit of 10-20 games to see how teams will gel, it is often difficult to determine just how well these changes will play out. That said, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a self-proclaimed hockey expert if I didn’t lay down my final power rankings before the start ...

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