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CP's team-by-team weekly NHL rankings

1. Buffalo. Tops in the NHL with a whopping 4.47 goals for per game.

2. Anaheim. Surprise, surprise, Chris Kunitz leads Ducks with eight goals.

3. Nashville. You want hot? 10-1-1 since opening the season with three losses.

4. Dallas. The NHL's stingiest team with only 1.81 goals against per game.

5. Atlanta. Top three scorers in the NHL before Tuesday's games.

6. San Jose. Patrick Marleau on fire with eight points in last four games.

7. Toronto. Tomas Kaberle the top scoring defenceman in the NHL.

8. Montreal. Doesn't matter who's in goal, Habs keep winning.

9. Minnesota. Manny Fernandez has answered the call as No. 1 goalie.

10. Detroit. Special teams not up to snuff despite solid record.

11. New Jersey. Attendance down 12 per cent from last year despite solid start.

12. Carolina. The ageless Rod Brind'Amour leads the 'Canes in scoring. Amazing.

13. Tampa Bay. Quietly on a roll with nine of a possible 10 points in last five games.

14. Calgary. Will everyone leave Jim Playfair alone now?

15. N.Y. Rangers. Top minute man? None other than Michal Rozsival at over 23 minutes a game.

16. Washington. After a hot start Alexander Semin has gone 10 games without a goal.

17. Edmonton. Lucky Ryan Smyth wasn't more seriously hurt in Denver.

18. Pittsburgh. We like Sidney Crosby's chances to win the NHL scoring title.

19. Vancouver. Marc Chouinard a big disappointment so far this season.

20. N.Y. Islanders. Miro Satan only has two goals.

21. Ottawa. Take away the wins over the Leafs and the Sens are 3-10-1.

22. Colorado. Slumping Avs have dropped four of five games.

23. Los Angeles. Sean Avery playing the best hockey of his career.

24. Boston. Stanislav Chistov might be a sneaky pickup.

25. Chicago. Five-game road trip starting Thursday could make or break season.

26. Florida. One win in their last eight games.

27. St. Louis. Lee Stempniak having a fine season.

28. Columbus. Gerard Gallant gone, such a predictable firing.

29. Phoenix. The injuries keep piling up.

30. Philadelphia. Dead last in the NHL with only 2.06 goals per game.


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