NHL Rankings (2/14/2017)

Last Updated: 2/21/2017 9:20 AM ET

Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NHL Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (2/14/2017) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2016 NHL Team Rankings (2/14/2017)

Rank Team
1 Washington Capitals
2 Pittsburgh Penguins
3 Minnesota Wild
4 Boston Bruins
5 San Jose Sharks
6 Los Angeles Kings
7 Columbus Blue Jackets
8 Nashville Predators
9 Montreal Canadiens
10 New York Rangers
11 Chicago Blackhawks
12 Florida Panthers
13 Anaheim Ducks
14 Edmonton Oilers
15 Toronto Maple Leafs
16 St. Louis Blues
17 Ottawa Senators
18 New York Islanders
19 Carolina Hurricanes
20 Tampa Bay Lightning
21 Winnipeg Jets
22 Calgary Flames
23 Dallas Stars
24 Philadelphia Flyers
25 Detroit Red Wings
26 Buffalo Sabres
27 New Jersey Devils
28 Vancouver Canucks
29 Arizona Coyotes
30 Colorado Avalanche