NHL Rankings - Preseason

Last Updated: 10/12/2014 11:54 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 (9/27/2014) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2015 NHL Team Rankings (9/27/2014)

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