Another week of hockey is in the books, which means that it’s time for our next round of power rankings for the 2022-2023 NHL season.
This list is a combination of my rankings and rankings done by Jim Lynch, and for the second straight week, the Eastern Conference still owns the top spot. Meanwhile, there are a variety of teams battling for last place.
Where do teams stand six weeks into the NHL season?
It’s been a crazy month and a half of the NHL season, so no team is safe from a massive drop on our list, and no team is out of the running to be bumped up several spots. Without further ado, let’s dive in with the bottom four.
32. Anaheim Ducks (Previous Rank: 32)
The Anaheim Ducks are in last place in the NHL standings. At 5-12-1, the Ducks are struggling mightily and have won only one game in the last two weeks. Their league-worst -30 goal differential is proof of just how bad things have been in Anaheim.
31. Buffalo Sabres (25)
It’s crazy that the Buffalo Sabres can manage to pull off the same feat every year, yet that’s exactly what they do. They play lights out in October, then completely meltdown in November. Eight straight losses drop the Sabres to 31 in our rankings.
30. Arizona Coyotes (24)
The Coyotes haven’t been the worst team in hockey to this point, but they’re still one of the NHL’s weaker rosters. As a result, the Yotes fall to a spot more closely resembling the place we’d expect to see them.
29. Ottawa Senators (28)
For all of the offseason hype, the Senators are not a very good team. Things just have not gotten back on track for a team that many thought would make the playoffs, so here they are at number 29.