NHL 2022-23 Season Weekly Power Rankings: Monday 10/24

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Another week of NHL hockey is in the books, which means that it’s time for our next round of power rankings.

First, let’s explain the rules for how the power rankings will work. Each Monday, Jim Lynch and I will come together to form the power rankings for the week. Each one of us will contribute to the rankings, but only one of us will write the article.

I am writing things out this week, but we each had a say in the picks. Jim and I each ranked the NHL’s 32 teams, then we added up the two rankings, determined the average position of each team, and put this list together.

Where do teams stand two weeks into the new NHL season?

For example, if I rank a team sixth and Jim ranks the same team ninth, the total score for that team would be 15. Each team gets a combined score and gets ranked from lowest to highest.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in with the bottom four.

32. Arizona Coyotes (Previous Rank: 32)

The Coyotes have shown some fight in the early stages of this NHL season, but it’s not yet enough to get them out of the bottom spot in these power rankings. Arizona’s lone win on the season came last week against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

31. Vancouver Canucks (26)

Oh, the Canucks. Vancouver had an opportunity to win its first four games of the year, as they owned a multi-goal lead in each of those contests. Unfortunately, they blew each one of those leads and made history in the process.

At 0-4-2, the Canucks are the last team in the NHL without a win this season.

30. San Jose Sharks (31)

San Jose moves up one spot, but that comes more by default thanks to Vancouver’s winless start to the 2022-2023 campaign. The Sharks did grab wins against the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, but 2-6 isn’t an attractive start by any means.

29. Chicago Blackhawks (30)

The Hawks won both of their games this past week and are on a three-game winning streak overall. Chicago’s start to the season has not been nearly as dismal as many fans expected, but that doesn’t mean things won’t change.

The Blackhawks move up one spot this week, but that’s all until they prove that they can be competitive for more than five games.