NHL Power Rankings: 6th Annual Hockey Haiku Edition

Top 3 performers from the week that was in the NHL, including Connor McDavid's 12 points, including a 6-point night, Jack Eichel's 4-goal game, and Braden Holtby stopping everything in sight for the Capitals.

Our Power Rankings
Distilled to tiny poems
Easy-to-read fun

1. New York Islanders

No 10-goal scorers
Defence wins power rankings
In Barry we trust

2. Washington Capitals

Ovechkin right there
In the circle, always is
How ’bout guarding him?

3. Boston Bruins

Marchand, Pastrnak
Bergeron — three guys, one line,
93 points… Wow

4. St. Louis Blues

Need Tarasenko?
Not when Perron’s piling up
The most game winners

5. Colorado Avalanche

Sick bay full? No prob
Let’s all hop aboard and ride
Nate MacKinnon’s back

6. Edmonton Oilers

That sweet feeling when
McDavid becomes your team’s
Second best player

7. Dallas Stars

When in doubt, call out
Benn and Seguin in the press
Always works wonders

8. Carolina Hurricanes

Dougie Hamilton
Maybe he’s not the problem
Norris Trophy talk

9. Arizona Coyotes

Meet Darcy Kuemper
Best goalie you barely know
One-point-eight cap hit

10. Montreal Canadiens

Bergevin is French
For big trade deadline buyer
Know a good winger?

11. Florida Panthers

Moustache means business
Scowling mouth, eyes of wild cat
Q is the logo

12. Winnipeg Jets

Hole cut in thick ice
Pole dips, line searches for fish
Byfuglien’s happy place

13. Pittsburgh Penguins

Sid’s surgery smarts
So the other big star shines
Three years Super League

14. Nashville Predators

We adore Josi,
Love us some Ellis, and yet…
Two D can’t lead points

15. Philadelphia Flyers

Untamed shock of orange
Googly eyes hide demon’s soul
Gritty completes me

16. Vegas Golden Knights

Take flight, reach way back
Glove outstretched like flower’s bloom
Fleury’s save, year’s best

17. Tampa Bay Lightning

From Presidents’ champs
To twenty-fourth overall
Something ain’t quite right

18. Vancouver Canucks

Tell me, Vancouver:
Are you for real for real? Or…
Toying with my heart?

19. Chicago Blackhawks

Da-duh da-duh da
Duh-duh da-da-da-da-da
Da-duh da-duh da

20. Anaheim Ducks

If a Silfverberg
Leads a Ducks team in goals, does
Anybody hear?

21. San Jose Sharks

4 Gs, 19 As
Captain Logan Couture for
The reverse Cy Young

22. New York Rangers

Buchnevich, Hajek
Zibanejad, Chytil, Skjei…
Thank God for spell-check

23. Buffalo Sabres

Miller, Scandella,
Bogosian getting healthy—
Hey! Need a right D?

24. Ottawa Senators

Oh, vast Kanata,
Canvas of what’s possible
Long way to Lyft tho

25. Columbus Blue Jackets

“Puljujarvi!” they screamed
We sided with Pierre-Luc
Team scoring leader

26. Toronto Maple Leafs

Could it really be?
Do mine eyes deceive or true?
A Maple Leaf smiles

27. Minnesota Wild

Something expensive,
Something old, something too slow,
Something to trade, please?

28. Calgary Flames

Mony was money
Johnny be good, blue line great
Last year was fun, eh?

29. New Jersey Devils

Taylor Hall re-signs
With worst club in the Metro?
Best not hold your breath

30. Los Angeles Kings

Ilya Kovalchuk
Snipes, skates, dekes, blows minds and roars
The year is ’06

31. Detroit Red Wings

Ping-pong balls bouncing
Numbers flying, odds in favour
Lottery night dreams

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