Welcome to week 14 of our power rankings here at Puck Prose. Today we are looking at the top teams in the NHL right now, and there is a new team in the top spot. Let’s dive right in with today’s rankings.
NHL 2022-23 Season Weekly Power Rankings: Tuesday 1/17
32. Chicago Blackhawks
For the fifth week in a row, the Chicago Blackhawks are in the bottom spot of our power rankings. The Blackhawks might have won a few games this past week, but their big loss to the Seattle Kraken is telling of why they are in the bottom spot.
This team is 11-26-4 on the year and are counting down the days until the 2023 NHL Draft. Oddly enough, the Blackhawks did have the fourth-best power-play percentage in the entire league.
31. Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are next up with a record of 13-27-2 in their last ten games. Columbus went 1-2-0 this past week. They have given up a lot of goals averaging 5 per game, and are not playing great. Like the Hawks, they are looking toward the draft as the next major event.
30. Arizona Coyotes
Next up, we have the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes played four games this past week and lost all four of them, giving up 13 goals during that time. The Coyotes are on a nine-game losing streak and are close to getting back in the race with the Blackhawks for the bottom spot in the Central Division.
29. Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks also lost their games this past week. They lost two, scoring just two goals during each game, losing to the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils, giving up six goals in each game. Anaheim has the trade deadline to look forward to, but with John Klingberg not playing very great the Ducks might not be able to get as much for him.