The reloaded Anaheim Ducks are SI.com's No. 1 team in our Power Rankings heading into the 2015-16 season.
With the regular season at hand, here's how we see the league's 30 teams stacking up as they come out of the gate. SI.com's Sam Page contributed to these sage appraisals. Previous position refers to a team’s final league standing at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
NOTE: These rankings were created using our patented algorithm derived from Ancient Tibetan accounting principles and calibrated according their mean affect on your blood pressure and tooth enamel. All torch and pitchfork bearing readers are kindly advised to gather outside the loading dock at the Time-Life Building in New York City. A representative will be down shortly to answer for our sins. While you wait, why not try the SI.com NHL Power Rankings drinking game? Each time you see "Watch some hockey, you idiots!" in the comments section below or entertain that very thought, take a hearty swig. If you imbibe a consciousness-altering elixir be sure to have a designated driver or experienced EMT available. Thank you.