2023-2024 Western Conference Power Rankings


The NHL Network unveiled their Western Conference Power Rankings and let’s just say, it made me think I could do a smidge better.

With that, I’m here to deliver the most accurate power rankings you’ll ever see as I blend my hockey intuition with a dash of magic 8-ball mystique. While some might raise an eyebrow at my picks and question my decision-making process, just picture me at season’s end, celebrating with a dance and a beer shower. Intrigued?

Here’s my take on the top five Western Conference teams:

1. Vegas Golden Knights

2022-2023 Record: 51-22-9, 111pts

Top Player: Jonathan Marchessault, 57pts

Player to watch: Jack Eichel

2. Edmonton Oilers

2022-2023 Record: 50-23-9, 109pts

Top Player: Connor McDavid, 153pts

Player to watch: Leon Draisaitl

3. Minnesota Wild

2022-2023 Record: 46-25-11, 103pts

Top Player: Kirill Kaprizov, 75pts

Player to watch: Brock Faber

4. Los Angeles Kings

2022-2023 Record: 47-25-10, 104pts

Top Player: Kevin Fiala, 52pts

Player to watch: Anze Kopitar

5. Dallas Stars

2022-2023 Record: 47-21-14, 108pts

Top Player: Jason Robertson, 109pts

Player to watch: Roope Hintz