NHL Power Rankings Based on Stanley Cup Odds After Nov. 16: Here Come the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won nine of their last 10 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won nine of their last 10 games. / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another edition of the official Iain MacMillan NHL Power Rankings.

We're far enough into the season now that we can no longer blame a small sample size of games for teams overperforming or underperforming. At some point, these teams are what they are.

I will update these power rankings each week of the NHL season. All odds listed are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

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1. Carolina Hurricanes +1200 (-)

The Carolina Hurricanes hold on to the top spot in my power rankings for the third week in a row. I'm shocked that they're still available at +1200 to win the Cup. Not only are they first in the NHL standings with a 12-2 record, but they've beat the likes of the Maple Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Blues, and Golden Knights this season.

2. Florida Panthers +800 (+1)

The Panthers regain the second spot on the list, but it's less about their play and more about the failures of the Edmonton Oilers the past week. The Panthers lead the NHL in goals this season with 62.

3. Toronto Maple Leafs +1200 (+1)

You should all know by now that I might be slightly biased towards the Maple Leafs, but they're 9-1 in their last 10 games and have straightened things out after getting off to a cold start to their season. Jack Campbell has the best save percentage in the NHL dating back to the beginning of last season.

4. Edmonton Oilers +1200 (-2)

The Oilers were the hottest team int he Western Conference to start the season, but have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games. Connor McDavid is a generational talent, but they need help in their own end of the ice if they want to be serious Stanley Cup contenders.

5. Washington Capitals +2500 (+3)

I'll go ahead and say it. The Washington Capitals are the best value bet to win the Stanley Cup as of today. At 9-2-5 this season, just imagine how good they'd look if they converted just a few of those overtime losses to wins.

6. Anaheim Ducks +30000 (+10)

The Anaheim Ducks still have the second longest odds to win the Stanley Cup, but these power rankings are all about your record so I can no longer avoid showering them with praise. They've won eight straight games, and haven't lost in regulation since Oct. 26. I officially respect the Ducks, but it likely won't last long.

7. Calgary Flames +2500 (-)

The Flames hold the No. 7 spot for the third straight week. They are one of the better defensive teams in the NHL, but they lack any offensive ability. If the two Alberta teams could combine forces, they might never lose a game.

8. Minnesota Wild +2500 (-3)

The Minnesota Wild are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but are still 10-5 so far this season. I imagine they'll likely hover around this mark for the majority of the NHL season.

9. Tampa Bay Lightning +800 (-)

In fairness to the Lightning, they're victims of only having played 14 games so far this season. They've gone 6-1-3 in their last 10 games, and will likely rocket up the power rankings next week if they keep this up.

10. Winnipeg Jets +4000 (+4)

This totals four (4) Canadian teams in the top 10 of my power rankings. Is this the year the Stanley Cup finally returns home? The Jets have gone 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and sit in first place in the Central Division.

11. New York Rangers +3000 (-)

The Rangers have gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games for an overall record of 10-3-3 this season. Having a goal differential of 0 concerns me about how this team will do in the future, but they're deserving of the 11 spot for now.

12. Boston Bruins +1200 (-2)

I don't know why the NHL schedule is light for the Bruins to start the season, as they've played the fewest games in the NHL with only 13. They've yet to live up to expectations, but they have plenty of hockey left to prove their worth.

13. Colorado Avalanche +550 (-)

The Avalanche remain Stanley Cup favorites and they may be finally starting to turn things around. They're on a two game win streak ahead of Wednesday night's game against the Canucks.

14. Philadelphia Flyers +3000 (-2)

The Flyers have only dropped due to other impressive teams leapfrogging them, but I'd like it won record that I officially respect the Flyers.

15. Columbus Blue Jackets +20000 (+3)

The Blue Jackets are still near the bottom of the Stanley Cup odds list, but they've been one of the most profitable teams to bet on this season so they deserve a spot in the top 50% of my power rankings.

16. St. Louis Blues +2500 (-10)

The Blues are being exposed for the frauds that I thought they were all along. Losers of four straight and 3-5-2 in their last 10 games, the Blues have officially hit a rough patch. A goal differential of plus-9 gives them hope moving forward.

17. Nashville Predators +10000 (-2)

The Nashville Predators might be the pure definition of an average hockey team. 44 goals for, 42 goals against, both are near the middle of the NHL and that's likely where they'll hang out in my power rankings all season long.

18. Vegas Golden Knights +900 (+2)

The Golden Knights were brutal to start the season, but they've gone 7-3 in their last two games so I'll move them slightly closer to the top. They're still giving up the most high danger scoring chances and they have a goal differential of minus-1, so I'm not sold on them being a legit contender, no matter what the odds say.

19. Los Angeles Kings +7500 (-2)

Moving them up to No. 17 last week may have been a bit of an overreaction, but I like where they're at this week. At 8-5-2 on the season, they have a solid chance to make the playoffs in the weak Pacific Division.

20. San Jose Sharks +5000 (-1)

The Sharks have begun to stumble after a strong start to their season, but they still deserve some love at 8-6-1. Not a good team, but good enough to belong in the top 20. That's about all I have to say about this club.

21. New Jersey Devils +7500 (+3)

The Devils are 7-4-3 on the year with a goal differential of 0. It's going to be a grind for them all season if they want to sneak into the playoffs.

22. Dallas Stars +4000 (+3)

The Stars offensive woes will plague them all season, and they'll remain an average team until they fix that problem.

23. Detroit Red Wings +20000 (-2)

They were impressive to start the year, but they're 4-6 in their last 10 games and are starting to look like the team we expected them to be.

24. Pittsburgh Penguins +2000 (-1)

The Penguins have lost three straight games and are 2-6-2 in their last 10. Yikes. Ya gotta think they'll eventually turn things around, right?

25. Seattle Kraken +5000 (+2)

When you look at the advanced analytics, the Kraken are actually playing extremely well this season. Their only issue is their goaltending, as they have by far the lowest team save percentage in the NHL. They're allowing the second most goals per 60 minutes at 3.66.

26. New York Islanders +1500 (-4)

I will give the Islanders some benefit of the doubt considering they have yet to play at home, but the road trip finally comes to an end this weekend. They're scoring the fourth fewest goals in the league at 2.21 per 60 minutes.

27. Buffalo Sabres +20000 (+1)

The Sabres are 7-6-2, which to be fair, is probably better than anyone expected at this point of the season.

28. Vancouver Canucks +7500 (-2)

Losers of four straight games, the Canucks are an eye sore in the league. They should be happy that the Senators and Canadiens are truly terrible so that they don't have to be crowned the worst team in Canada.

29. Ottawa Senators +25000 (-)

The Senators are 2-7-1 and are allowing the third most goals per 60 minutes at 3.66. They stink, but I will continuously say that they have one of the best groups of prospects in the NHL, so Sens fans have that to look forward to at least.

30. Chicago Blackhawks +20000 (+1)

They're somehow on a three game win streak, but that's the only thing I can say about this team. They have a goal differential of minus-18, and have been one of the biggest disappointments this season.

31. Montreal Canadiens +12500 (-1)

They've been the least profitable team to bet on this season and no team has had their Stanley Cup odds fall off a cliff more than the Canadiens. they have the second worst goal differential at minus-23. Shame.

32. Arizona Coyotes +50000 (-)

I'm going to run out of ways to describe just how bad this hockey team is. They might be one of the worst professional sports teams of all time. They're 2-13-1 on the year and have a goal differential of minus-36. Enough said.