NHL Weekly Power Rankings: The Week of Monday, Feb. 13

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The NHL weekly power rankings are back! While we are a few days late, we do want to update you with week 17 of the rankings! Today, we are doing things a little differently.

NHL Weekly Power Rankings: The Week of Monday, Feb. 13

Along with each team’s ranking for the week, I also will be updating you with any trends from the first 17 weeks of the power rankings.

32. Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus has been in the bottom spot for the last three weeks and has not been out of the bottom three since week nine of the power rankings.

31. Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes have only been in last place three times, two of which were the first two weeks of the season.

30. Vancouver Canucks

The highest the Canucks have been in the rankings was 22nd in week seven of the season.

29. San Jose Sharks

From week to week, the Sharks are averaging 29th place in our rankings.

28. Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have been in last place the most of any other team, having been in last place five times so far.

27. Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks started the season in 15th place in our rankings.

26. Montreal Canadiens

So far, the highest spot in the rankings for the Canadiens was 19th place in week five.

25. Ottawa Senators

Ottawa has spent the last five weeks in 25th place.

24. Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers were in 16th place in week two, their highest spot of the season.

23. St. Louis Blues

The Blues are the only team that was in the top six and was in the bottom three so far on the year.

22. Detroit Red Wings

From week ten to week 15, the Wings fell down the rankings every week.

21. Florida Panthers

The Panthers started the season fourth in the rankings and have only been in the top 10 twice since then.

20. Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have only been in the bottom five once.

19. Nashville Predators

Nashville is averaging 22nd place so far on the season.

18. Calgary Flames

The Flames are the only team to be ranked in the top spot for one week and fall out of the top 20 later on.

17. Minnesota Wild

The Wild have been in the top ten once in week 12.

16. New York Islanders

The Islanders have been in the top ten and the bottom five this season, each only one time.

15. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins fell to 23rd in the rankings by week four but have built their way back up since then.

14. Washington Capitals

The Capitals have been outside of the top 20 six times.

13. Los Angeles Kings

LA has been in the top nine twice.

12. Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton has been outside of the top 16 once this year.

11. Vegas Golden Knights

After being in the top spot in week four, Vegas fell in the rankings for each of the next six weeks by at least one spot.

10. Seattle Kraken

The Kraken have been in the top five three times.

9. Winnipeg Jets

Since week eight, the Jets have been in the top ten all but one week.

8. Colorado Avalanche

Despite some on-ice struggles, the lowest ranking for the Avalanche has been 14th place.

7. Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto was in second place once in week nine.

6. Dallas Stars

The Stars have been in the top six-eight times this season.

5. New Jersey Devils

The Devils were in the top five 11 times, despite being in the bottom four to start the year.

4. Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay has been in the top five nine times this season.

3. New York Rangers

This is the first week the Rangers are in the top three.  The highest spot for the team up to this point was seventh.

2. Boston Bruins

The Bruins have been in either first or second place for 14 of the 17 weeks. In week nine, they were third, and in the first two weeks of the season, they were six and 13.

1. Carolina Hurricanes

Five of the last seven weeks have seen the Hurricanes in the top spot.