|The No. 1 Sharks salute their fans -- and vice versa -- on their opening night. (Getty Images)|
Updated Oct. 10
Only one team -- Pittsburgh -- has played more than two games at this point, so we're obviously dealing with an incredibly small, inconclusive sampling of work.
With one weekend of play in the books most of these teams are pretty interchangeable in the rankings right now, and yes, some teams will appear higher or lower than they will once we have a larger piece of work to examine.
That said, some teams did manage to look a little better than others in their 2011-12 debuts.