Another week, another round of our power rankings to get you caught up with what is going on across the entire NHL. If you are interested in last week’s rankings, you can check them out here. Now let’s dive in with week nine of our power rankings!
NHL 2022-23 Season Weekly Power Rankings: Monday 12/12
32. Chicago Blackhawks
At the bottom of the league, we have the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks sit in last place in the Central Division with just 18 points. They have lost their last three games and have just one win in their last 12 games. The Hawks are not playing great hockey, and they could potentially lose out on their biggest trade piece should either Toews or Kane choose to stay in Chicago through the end of the season.
31. Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks were supposed to be the surprise team of the year, climbing up in the standings and fighting for a potential playoff spot. Now they are just in a battle for the first overall pick. Anaheim played just two games this past week, one of which was a win against the Carolina Hurricanes in OT, so they beat out the Blackhawks for the 31st spot in the rankings.
30. Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia has lost three straight games and have gone 2-5-3 in their last ten games. The Flyers most recently lost to the Arizona Coyotes 5-4 in overtime. After starting the year 5-2-0, this season has turned for the worse, with just two wins since Nov. 10.
29. Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes are in seventh place in the Central Division and are currently on a two-game win streak. The Coyotes are 9-13-4 on the year with recent wins against the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. Beating Boston 4-3 has helped earn the Coyotes this spot, as well as a recent Clayton Keller hat trick.