The RCS NHL Power Ranking Averages combine six other sites' power rankings to make the most balanced and unbiased grade possible, and to offer the most accurate look at the state of the NHL on a weekly basis.
The San Jose Sharks are back atop the RCS NHL Power Ranking Averages for the first time in two months. The Blackhawks who had spent the past month at number one, are tied with the Capitals for second this week. At the bottom of the rankings the Oilers are the unanimous selection at 30th.
Moving up in the rankings: Ottawa Senators - 19th to 12th
Falling down the rankings: Boston Bruins - 14th to 20th; Calgary Flames - 11th to 16th
Ranking Outlier: The Senators are ranked 7th by ESPN while every other site has them ranked 13th or 14th.
Not Making Any Sense: The Ducks are ranked as high as 11th by CBS and TSN and as low as 21st by Sports Illustrated. The Canadiens are ranked 10th by Sports Illustrated and 25th by FanHouse.