NHL Rankings (3/14/2017)

Last Updated: 3/21/2017 9:05 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 (3/14/2017) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2016 NHL Team Rankings (3/14/2017)

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