Aggregated NHL Power Rankings: Week 14

"Leaps and bounds" might be the theme of this week's Aggregated NHL Power Rankings, as four teams move eight or more spots. Not surprisingly, they're all in that wacky Western Conference -- the place where a three-game skid can have you go from home ice to out of the playoffs. But first, let's tip our hats to the Vancouver Canucks, who've maintained the top ranking two weeks in a row.

Now that they've finally got a regulation loss under their belt, it's up to the Canucks to hold the standard of play as high as it'd been during their incredible run. The worst thing they can do right now is to peak halfway through the season. But for now, they'll retain the crown. Here are your rankings. Note that TSN had the week off, but The Hockey News is back in the mix.

Rank Team Last Diff
1  Vancouver Canucks 1 0
2  Philadelphia Flyers 3 1
3  Detroit Red Wings 4 1
4  Washington Capitals 5 1
5  Tampa Bay Lightning 6 1
6 (tie)
 Dallas Stars 8 2
6 (tie)  Pittsburgh Penguins 2 -4
8  New York Rangers 12 4
9  Nashville Predators 17 8
10  Boston Bruins 7 -3
11  Anaheim Ducks 13 2
12  Montreal Canadiens 18 6
13  Chicago Blackhawks 15 2
14 (tie)  Minnesota Wild 24 10
14 (tie)  Atlanta Thrashers 10 -4
16 (tie)  Phoenix Coyotes 20 4
16 (tie)  Colorado Avalanche 16 0
18  Carolina Hurricanes 19 1
19  Los Angeles Kings 11 -8
20  St. Louis Blues 14 -6
21  San Jose Sharks 9 -12
22  Buffalo Sabres 25 3
23  Toronto Maple Leafs 28 5
24  Columbus Blue Jackets 21 -3
25 (tie)  Florida Panthers 22 -3
25 (tie)  Calgary Flames 23 -2
27  New York Islanders 26 -1
28  Ottawa Senators 27 -1
29  Edmonton Oilers 29 0
30  New Jersey Devils 30 0

The once mighty Pacific Division is dropping fast, with LA and San Jose plummeting down the rankings. Those teams are still over .500, and there's no reason why the Sharks or Kings can't put together three or four-game win streaks to right the ship. But for now, it's ugly.

And one interesting thing to note: we're starting to see some of the Western teams drop down to the bottom tier after the lowest dredges of power rankings featured mostly Eastern teams for so long. Yes, it looks like things are finally starting to shake out.

After the jump, your conference rankings and mega-spreadsheet.

Here's the Eastern Conference:

Rank Team
1  Philadelphia Flyers
2  Washington Capitals
3  Tampa Bay Lightning
4  Pittsburgh Penguins
5  New York Rangers
6  Boston Bruins
7  Montreal Canadiens
8  Atlanta Thrashers
9  Carolina Hurricanes
10  Buffalo Sabres
11  Toronto Maple Leafs
12  Florida Panthers
13  New York Islanders
14  Ottawa Senators
15  New Jersey Devils

And the Western Conference:

Rank Team
1  Vancouver Canucks
2  Detroit Red Wings
3  Dallas Stars
4  Nashville Predators
5  Anaheim Ducks
6  Chicago Blackhawks
7  Minnesota Wild
8 (tie)  Phoenix Coyotes
8 (tie)  Colorado Avalanche
10  Los Angeles Kings
11  St. Louis Blues
12  San Jose Sharks
13  Columbus Blue Jackets
14  Calgary Flames
15  Edmonton Oilers

And now, the mega-spreadsheet sorted by rank:

Rank Conference Team ESPN CBS THN Sportsnet SI Ave Std Last Diff
1 West  Vancouver Canucks 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
2 East  Philadelphia Flyers 3 2 2 2 3 2.4 0.547723 3 1
3 West  Detroit Red Wings 2 3 3 3 2 2.6 0.547723 4 1
4 East  Washington Capitals 5 4 5 6 5 5 0.707107 5 1
5 East  Tampa Bay Lightning 4 6 4 5 9 5.6 2.073644 6 1
6 West  Dallas Stars 8 5 8 8 4 6.6 1.949359 8 2
6 East  Pittsburgh Penguins 6 11 6 4 6 6.6 2.607681 2 -4
8 East  New York Rangers 7 7 10 7 7 7.6 1.341641 12 4
9 West  Nashville Predators 9 8 7 10 8 8.4 1.140175 17 8
10 East  Boston Bruins 12 10 12 11 10 11 1 7 -3
11 West  Anaheim Ducks 11 12 9 12 12 11.2 1.30384 13 2
12 East  Montreal Canadiens 15 9 14 13 11 12.4 2.408319 18 6
13 West  Chicago Blackhawks 10 13 11 18 18 14 3.807887 15 2
14 East  Atlanta Thrashers 17 22 15 9 14 15.4 4.722288 10 -4
14 West  Minnesota Wild 14 19 13 15 16 15.4 2.302173 24 10
16 West  Colorado Avalanche 16 21 17 14 13 16.2 3.114482 16 0
16 West  Phoenix Coyotes 18 15 16 17 15 16.2 1.30384 20 4
18 East  Carolina Hurricanes 13 14 21 21 17 17.2 3.768289 19 1
19 West  Los Angeles Kings 20 16 19 16 20 18.2 2.04939 11 -8
20 West  St. Louis Blues 19 18 18 19 19 18.6 0.547723 14 -6
21 West  San Jose Sharks 21 17 20 20 21 19.8 1.643168 9 -12
22 East  Buffalo Sabres 22 20 22 22 22 21.6 0.894427 25 3
23 East  Toronto Maple Leafs 24 26 24 25 23 24.4 1.140175 28 5
24 West  Columbus Blue Jackets 23 27 28 24 24 25.2 2.167948 21 -3
25 West  Calgary Flames 25 28 26 23 25 25.4 1.81659 23 -2
25 East  Florida Panthers 26 23 25 27 26 25.4 1.516575 22 -3
27 East  New York Islanders 27 24 23 28 29 26.2 2.588436 26 -1
28 East  Ottawa Senators 28 25 27 26 27 26.6 1.140175 27 -1
29 West  Edmonton Oilers 29 29 29 29 29 29 0 29 0
30 East  New Jersey Devils 30 30 30 30 30 30 0 30 0

And by standard deviation.

Rank Conference Team ESPN CBS THN Sportsnet SI Ave Std Last Diff
1 West  Vancouver Canucks 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
29 West  Edmonton Oilers 29 29 29 29 29 29 0 29 0
30 East  New Jersey Devils 30 30 30 30 30 30 0 30 0
2 East  Philadelphia Flyers 3 2 2 2 3 2.4 0.548 3 1
3 West  Detroit Red Wings 2 3 3 3 2 2.6 0.548 4 1
20 West  St. Louis Blues 19 18 18 19 19 18.6 0.548 14 -6
4 East  Washington Capitals 5 4 5 6 5 5 0.707 5 1
22 East  Buffalo Sabres 22 20 22 22 22 21.6 0.894 25 3
10 East  Boston Bruins 12 10 12 11 10 11 1 7 -3
23 East  Toronto Maple Leafs 24 26 24 25 23 24.4 1.14 28 5
28 East  Ottawa Senators 28 25 27 26 27 26.6 1.14 27 -1
9 West  Nashville Predators 9 8 7 10 8 8.4 1.14 17 8
11 West  Anaheim Ducks 11 12 9 12 12 11.2 1.304 13 2
16 West  Phoenix Coyotes 18 15 16 17 15 16.2 1.304 20 4
8 East  New York Rangers 7 7 10 7 7 7.6 1.342 12 4
25 East  Florida Panthers 26 23 25 27 26 25.4 1.517 22 -3
21 West  San Jose Sharks 21 17 20 20 21 19.8 1.643 9 -12
25 West  Calgary Flames 25 28 26 23 25 25.4 1.817 23 -2
6 West  Dallas Stars 8 5 8 8 4 6.6 1.949 8 2
19 West  Los Angeles Kings 20 16 19 16 20 18.2 2.049 11 -8
5 East  Tampa Bay Lightning 4 6 4 5 9 5.6 2.074 6 1
24 West  Columbus Blue Jackets 23 27 28 24 24 25.2 2.168 21 -3
14 West  Minnesota Wild 14 19 13 15 16 15.4 2.302 24 10
12 East  Montreal Canadiens 15 9 14 13 11 12.4 2.408 18 6
27 East  New York Islanders 27 24 23 28 29 26.2 2.588 26 -1
6 East  Pittsburgh Penguins 6 11 6 4 6 6.6 2.608 2 -4
16 West  Colorado Avalanche 16 21 17 14 13 16.2 3.114 16 0
18 East  Carolina Hurricanes 13 14 21 21 17 17.2 3.768 19 1
13 West  Chicago Blackhawks 10 13 11 18 18 14 3.808 15 2
14 East  Atlanta Thrashers 17 22 15 9 14 15.4 4.722 10 -4

Most consensus: Should we stop mentioning the New Jersey Devils? How about they're disqualified from the consensus title until they move. Like last week, the Canucks are unanimous on the top. Most of the time, high-consensus picks hover around the top and the bottom, but this time the St. Louis Blues got pretty close around the board despite being in the middle of the pack.

Biggest outlier: With a ninth spot and a 22nd spot, the Atlanta Thrashers are the schizo pick of the week -- and that's without TSN's formulated rankings to skew things.

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