THN Power Rankings – Oct. 29

1. Ottawa
Strong team defense works wonders

2. Detroit
Zetterberg-Holmstrom form lethal duo

3. Minnesota
Wait ’til Gaborik, Demitra catch fire

4. Carolina
Canes boast three of top six NHL scorers

5. Philadelphia
See what dependable goaltending gets you!

6. Montreal
Not sure how long this will last

7. Columbus
Hitchcock early leader for top coach award

8. Colorado
Oh, oh…Statsny starting to slow down a bit

9. Calgary
Avs have Flames number

10. St. Louis
How did three teams let Boyes get away?

11. Boston
Playing with an edge under Julian

12. Dallas
Defense leads the way

13. Los Angeles
Kings need to be better on road

14. Tampa Bay
Prospal, not Lecavalier is top Vinny

15. Toronto
Who needs McCabe, Tucker anyway?

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16. San Jose
Six goals combined for Thornton, Cheechoo. Yikes!

17. Pittsburgh
Early pressure for Fleury to be better

18. NY Islanders
Surprisingly competitive in early going

19. Buffalo
Goals-against a huge concern

20. Chicago
Reality starting to set in

21. Vancouver
No secondary scoring, no playoffs

22. Edmonton
And so the rebuilding begins

23. Anaheim
Cup champs ravaged by injuries

24. Washington
Expected more early from this club

25. Florida
Cooling down after decent start

26. Nashville
Competitive against fellow weak sisters only

27. NY Rangers
Psst! The seasons has begun boys

28. New Jersey
Team defense is atrocious

29. Phoenix
Can’t score, so wins will be few

30. Atlanta
God couldn’t coach this team out of last place