Si.com's Week 1 NHL Power Rankings find some surprising teams near the bottom of the pack.
It's tough to draw any deep insights from the first six days of regular season action, but it’s always easier to write off a fast start than a slow one. Keep an eye then on Boston and Pittsburgh, both of which have looked inept in their own zones in the early going. If coach Mike Johnston isn’t already feeling the heat, he will be if his Pens can't correct their problems on their upcoming home stand. And rumors are already swirling that Boston is quietly shopping some veterans.
Biggest jump: San Jose Sharks (21 to 4)
Biggest drop: Columbus Blue Jackets (8 to 29)