NHL The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up the hockey teams you think are the finest squads playing in the 2016-2017 NHL season.

Who is the best team in the NHL right now? Tough question. Just to play in the NHL, teams have to be slick out on the ice, but which hockey team is slickest in the 2016-2017 season? Obviously, avid hockey fans can just look at the current NHL standings or simply point to whomever hoists the Stanley Cup over their heads as 2017 champions, but where's the fun in that?

Determining the top NHL teams this season isn't as straightforward as a math problem. There are circumstances and intangibles to be delicately weighed. After all, a gruesome injury on the ice could ruin a good team and a crucial goal could invigorate a decent team. Figuring out the greatest current hockey teams is too big a task for any one fan of the most Canadian sport this side of curling. Just as one person can't be expected to construct a Zamboni all on their own, no single person can puzzle out the answer to such a complex question.

It's only with the wisdom of the crowd that we can determine which team in the National Hockey League is the best, pound for pound, in the 2016-2017 season. That's where this list comes in. Vote up the NHL teams you think are the best, taking into account everything from players to coaches to franchise logos. Vote down the teams you think should be leaving their sticks at home due to lack of skill, hustle, coaching, or whatever else. Fun!

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Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

2
123 138
Tampa Bay Lightning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

3
113 130
Nashville Predators is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

4
112 133
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

5
115 149
Washington Capitals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

6
132 177
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

7
91 129
New York Rangers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

8
74 110
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

9
51 85
Winnipeg Jets is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

10
55 93
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

11
84 150
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

12
69 127
Columbus Blue Jackets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

13
58 107
St. Louis Blues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

14
62 115
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

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15
70 131
Edmonton Oilers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

16
49 93
Ottawa Senators is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

17
50 100
Anaheim Ducks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

18
41 90
Philadelphia Flyers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

19
36 82
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

20
38 88
Calgary Flames is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

21
38 92
Los Angeles Kings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

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30 80
Dallas Stars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

23
29 81
Florida Panthers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

24
28 81
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

25
27 85
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

26
25 83
Vancouver Canucks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

27
21 83
Phoenix Coyotes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

28
21 83
New York Islanders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

29
20 81
Carolina Hurricanes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now

30
19 87
Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teams in the NHL Right Now