Each week, Scott breaks down the balance of power in the NHL.

1. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 3-0-0 (6 pts)

Emery has been rock solid in goal.
2. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 2-0-1 (5 pts)

Only blemish an overtime loss to the Flyers.
3. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 3-0-0 (6 pts)

Bouwmeester has been a great addition.
4. ST. LOUIS BLUES
Record: 2-0-0 (4 pts)

They are no longer a surprise team.
5. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Record: 2-1-0 (4 pts)

No signs of a Stanley Cup hangover.
6. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Record: 2-1-0 (3 pts)

All eyes are on Cristobal Huet.
7. PHOENIX COYOTES Record: 2-0-0 (4 pts)

They may be bankrupt, but they have lots of good young talent.
8. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Record: 2-0-10 (4 pts)

Picking up where they left off last season.
9. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Record: 2-0-3 (4 pts)

It's early, but they're playing well.
10. NEW YORK RANGERS
Record: 2-1-0 (4 pts)

If they can keep Gaborik healthy...
11. BOSTON BRUINS
Record: 1-1-0 (2 pts)

Smart move locking up Lucic.
12. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Record: 1-0-0 (2 pts)

Same old, same old.
13. LOS ANGELES KINGS Record: 1-1-0 (2 pts)

This could be a breakthrough season.
14. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 0-2-0 (0 pts)

Are in a bit of a transition, but will still be strong.
15. SAN JOSE SHARKS
Record: 1-2-0 (2 pts)

Not a great start, but they will be fine.
16. MINNESOTA WILD
Record: 1-1-0 (2 pts)

Big comeback against the Ducks.
17. ANAHEIM DUCKS
Record: 0-1-1 (1 pt)

Will they move a goaltender?
18. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 1-3-0 (2 pts)

Everyone just relax...
19. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 1-1-0 (2 pts)

Quinn and Renney will improve this team.
20. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 2-2-0 (4 pts)

Price was hung out in Vancouver.
21. FLORIDA PANTHERS
Record: 1-2-0 (2 pts)

This could be their playoff year.
22. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 0-0-1 (1 pt)

Tavares had a great debut.
23. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 1-1-0 (2 pts)

Leclaire will make them better.
24. ATLANTA THRASHERS
Record: 1-0-0 (2 pts)

Have to get Kovalchuk locked up.

25. BUFFALO SABRES
Record: 0-0-1 (1 pt)

Need a full season from Connolly.

26. CAROLINA HURRICANES
Record: 1-2-0 (2 pts)

Need to tighten up defensively.
27. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 0-2-1 (1 pt)

Toskola under the gun already.
28. DALLAS STARS
Record: 0-0-2 (2 pts)

Crawford will get them turned around.
29. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 0-2-0 (0 pts)

They will be better, but need to find some goals.
30. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Record: 0-1-1 (1 pt)

Disappointing start.