24. Vancouver Canucks (29)
Vancouver moves up several spots by virtue of some truly terrible weeks for the teams already revealed on this list. The Canucks did win a pair of games, including one over a solid Los Angeles Kings team, but at 6-9-3, there’s still not a lot to love about this team.
23. Washington Capitals (21)
Four losses in a row have the Capitals tumbling down the NHL standings. With an overall record of 7-10-3, the Caps are well out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and it’s looking like their time as a threat to win the Stanley Cup may be over.
22. Nashville Predators (23)
The Nashville Predators picked up at least one point in each of their three games last week, marking one of their better weeks this season. At 8-8-2, it’s hard to get a grasp on exactly what type of team the Predators are going to be this season.
21. Montreal Canadiens (19)
Montreal did not have a great week last week, but it still has a respectable record. The Canadiens are on the right side of .500, which we didn’t expect heading into Thanksgiving, so while they move down a couple of spots, give credit to Martin St. Louis’ team.