Our hockey gurus give you their take on the proper pecking order in the NHL each week with the ESPN.com Power Rankings, but that's only part of the equation. What's your take on the contenders, the pretenders and those in the middle?

The Penguins, who have lost two of their three games to start off April, and the Blackhawks, who have won three of their first four games this month, continue to flip-flop atop the NHL standings. Which team do you see as the league's best?

Records through April 7, 2013.

NHL Power Rankings

Avalanche

Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche
12-21-5, 29 points

Blackhawks

Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks
29-5-4, 62 points

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets
16-16-7, 39 points

Blues

Blues

St. Louis Blues
21-14-2, 44 points

Bruins

Bruins

Boston Bruins
24-9-4, 52 points

Canadiens

Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens
25-8-5, 55 points

Canucks

Canucks

Vancouver Canucks
21-11-6, 48 points

Capitals

Capitals

Washington Capitals
20-17-2, 42 points

Coyotes

Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes
17-15-6, 40 points

Devils

Devils

New Jersey Devils
15-14-10, 40 points

Ducks

Ducks

Anaheim Ducks
26-8-5, 57 points

Flames

Flames

Calgary Flames
13-20-4, 30 points

Flyers

Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers
17-18-3, 37 points

Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes
16-19-2, 34 points

Islanders

Islanders

New York Islanders
19-16-4, 42 points

Jets

Jets

Winnipeg Jets
19-19-2, 40 points

Kings

Kings

Los Angeles Kings
22-13-4 48 points

Lightning

Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning
16-20-2, 34 points

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs
21-13-4, 46 points

Oilers

Oilers

Edmonton Oilers
16-15-7, 39 points

Panthers

Panthers

Florida Panthers
13-20-6, 32 points

Penguins

Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins
29-10-0, 58 points

Predators

Predators

Nashville Predators
15-17-8, 38 points

Rangers

Rangers

New York Rangers
19-15-4, 42 points

Red Wings

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings
19-15-5, 43 points

Sabres

Sabres

Buffalo Sabres
16-17-6, 38 points

Senators

Senators

Ottawa Senators
19-13-6, 44 points

Sharks

Sharks

San Jose Sharks
20-11-7, 47 points

Stars

Stars

Dallas Stars
18-17-3, 39 points

Wild

Wild

Minnesota Wild
22-14-2, 46 points

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