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NHL Power Rankings- Preseason Edition

By Keith Schultz
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May 5, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Towels rest on the seats before game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

. Minnesota Wild. 5. player. 98. Did the Wild add enough in the offseason to be a real contender or will they be another early playoff exit team?.

player. 23. A healthy Stamkos and Bishop could mean a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in the weak East. . . Tampa Bay Lightning. 4

. . St. Louis Blues. 3. player. 99. The Blues will win a lot they will be in the playoffs and in the end will be golfing before the Conference Finals

. . Chicago Blackhawks. 2. player. 94. A Stanley Cup or bust season for the Blackhawks before the <strong><a href=

67. Don’t worry about where the Kings are in the standings because they only care about the playoffs so don’t expect them high on rankings during the regular season but remember no one will want to face them in the spring. . . Los Angeles Kings. 1. player

One last video flashback to last year’s playoffs

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