NHL 2022-23 Season Weekly Power Rankings: Monday 2/6

NHL, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Another week of hockey is in the books, which means that it’s time for the 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 stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Eastern Conference still owns the top spot.

Where does each team stand after the NHL All-Star break?

The NHL regular season is ready to resume now that the 2023 All-Star Weekend is in the books. With the trade deadline in sight and the push for the postseason intensifying, here are the updated NHL power rankings.

32. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have slipped to last place in the NHL standings this season and continue to really only get reliable production from Johnny Gaudreau. This is not where the Jackets thought that they would be this season, which makes things even worse for Columbus.

31. Arizona Coyotes

On the other hand, the Arizona Coyotes probably did expect to be in this position. Arizona’s last game was on January 28, and the team went 2-1-1 that week, so maybe the Yotes will work their way out of the bottom two sooner than later.

30. Vancouver Canucks

This season has been a mess for the Vancouver Canucks, and after making a coaching change, they’ve now begun selling players. Captain Bo Horvat is no longer with the Canucks, and I’m not sure if that’s a sign of progress or confirmation that this will continue to be a long season.

29. San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have been guided this season by defenseman Erik Karlsson, who has had a brilliant season. Beyond him, this is a bad hockey team. The only real point of interest for the Sharks is where Karlsson may get traded at the deadline.