2021 – January 24

VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 21: The Montreal Canadiens starting lineup listens to the anthem play before playing the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on January 21, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Devin Manky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Habs Forge Early Season Charge 

Finally NHL Power Rankings that are determined by actual play on the ice.  The season is just over week old and some teams are showing a drastic trend upward and some have fallen flat on their face.  The Montreal Canadiens move up fifteen spots into the #4 slot.  The Vegas Golden Knights continue to hold the top spot.  Other big movers in a positive direction are Winnipeg, Calgary, Florida and Minnesota.  Teams trending the wrong direction are Edmonton, New York Rangers, Buffalo and last years surprise team the Vancouver Canucks.