NHL Power Rankings: Describe Yourself In 5 Words Edition

Milestones and coast-to-coast rushes were at the premium.

The bad news: Your team should be power-ranked higher.

The good news: At least this won’t take long to read.

Inspired by a recently trending Twitter hashtag that does not include the words golden or shower, we present the first-ever NHL Power Rankings: #DescribeYourselfIn5Words Edition.

Every team is ranked according to their strength right now, and the write-ups try to capture the current state of the club in just a handful of syllables.

Powered by their nine-game winning streak, which came to a thrilling halt in that beautiful mess of an 8–7 loss to Pittsburgh, the Washington Capitals have supplanted the Columbus Blue Jackets atop the heap.

Rank Team
1

Seven goals should be enough.

Previous: 2

2

West’s best defence. Thanks, Devan.

Previous: 5

3

Who needs a morning skate?

Previous: 1

4

Kris Letang on injured reserve.

Previous: 3

5

Offence masking Carey Price’s humanity.

Previous: 7

6

All good on outdoor games.

Previous: 4

7

West’s most “loser” points (nine).

Previous: 10

8

Lucic makes quadruple Maroon’s salary.

Previous: 9

9

Henrik Lundqvist goalie controversy time.

Previous: 6

10

Bummed there’s no Breakaway Challenge.

Previous: 8

11

Morgan Rielly, pray for him.

Previous: 12

12

Starting to reveal my flaws.

Previous: 13

13

Shattenkirk trade buzz speaks volumes.

Previous: 14

14

Brock McGinn, week’s third star.

Previous: 16

15

Jeff Carter deserves MVP consideration.

Previous: 15

16

Unluckiest playoff team in NHL.

Previous: 11

17

Subban skating; Josi gets sidelined.

Previous: 19

18

Travelling Jagrs disappointed in Calgary.

Previous: 22

19

Streaky, streaky, streaky, streaky, streaky.

Previous: 24

20

Matthew Tkachuk: overlooked Calder candidate.

Previous: 17

21

Told you we’d finish 17th.

Previous: 21

22

Can Nill swing goalie trade?

Previous: 26

23

Taylor Hall, hockey’s most sympathetic?

Previous: 28

24

Can’t get healthy fast enough.

Previous: 23

25

The Streak, The Joe closing.

Previous: 27

26

Back to the Atlantic basement.

Previous: 20

27

Wanted: Supporting cast for Tavares.

Previous: 25

28

Tempers rising while standings falling.

Previous: 18

29

Even Doan willing to leave.

Previous: 29

30

Save Iginla! Trade to Edmonton.

Previous: 30