The overreactions to the first games in a new NHL season are always quite comical. When there's a four-game losing streak in the middle of December, it's a bump in the road. When it happens at the start of the season, it's like watching a large boulder roll down a snowy hill and expecting the whole season to tumble down after it.
So in keeping with the hyperbolic nature of first impressions, this week's NHL Power Rankings deal with those one-week revelations. Some are obviously trends that will be bucked. Others are perhaps a little more insightful as to how this is all going to pan out.