Power Rankings: Ovie, Capitals move into top spot after high-scoring week

Updated: October 6, 2009, 10:44 AM ET

Jetting back over the Atlantic from a great week in Helsinki, Finland, I bring to you this week's NHL Power Rankings ... early, early into the NHL season.

Are the Colorado Avalanche really better than we all thought? Are the Vancouver Canucks worse? Should people in Hockeytown be alarmed? Can the Montreal Canadiens salvage their season without their best player?

Ah, yes, only one or two games in ... of course we have all the answers!

As always, you can weigh in here and rank all 30 teams.

-- By Pierre LeBrun; posted Oct. 5

[Editor's note from Oct. 5: We updated our rankings at 4:30 p.m. ET after an earlier error. We apologize for any inconvenience.]

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