Biggest climb: Boston Bruins (9 from 18)
Biggest drop: Florida Panthers (24 from 11)
A reminder: These rankings are based on many factors, and not one is scientific in nature. They're heavily influenced by recent play, taking into account expectations versus achievement, quality of opponents, injuries, hot or cold streaks, lucky bounces, bad breaks, and my uncannily intuitive gut calls on how each team stacks up against the rest of the Original 30. Please note that I, unlike most referees, do not have it in for your team. Also, statistics and records noted are through Sunday, so keep in mind that Monday night's action doesn't factor into the equation.
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NHL Power Rankings