Hey everyone, we here at Yahoo! Sports are doing real power rankings for teams Nos. 1-31. Here they are, based on only how I am feeling about these teams and their chances to win the Cup, meaning you can’t tell me I’m wrong because these are my feelings and feelings can’t be wrong. Please enjoy the Power Feelings.
31. Ottawa Senators (Last week: 31)
Just a note here to say the Senators ended last week (last Monday-Sunday) on pace to finish with 35 points and a minus-117 goal difference. The three points they have through seven games? Naturally, they’re against Tampa and Vegas, the two most talented teams in the league. Sure. Why not.
30. Minnesota Wild (LW: 30)
I was a little taken aback when Jason Zucker called out Bruce Boudreau as needing to be better, so it was nice that the guy publicly and privately apologized. I really feel bad for Boudreau, who got as much as he reasonably could out of the roster last year.
Does that mean he doesn’t need to figure some things out? I mean, I guess it would help, but what’s he supposed to do, realistically? Ask Dubnyk, “Can you try making a save tonight?” Come on.
29. Detroit Red Wings (LW: 25)
Last week, the Wings played three games, scored three goals, and gave up 12. Based on the roster, that sounds… well, about right, I guess.
28. Los Angeles Kings (LW: 28)
27. Columbus Blue Jackets (LW: 26)
26. New Jersey Devils (LW: 29)