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CP's weekly NHL rankings

1. Anaheim Ducks. J.S. Giguere needs a new contract.

2. San Jose Sharks. Huge win over the rival Ducks.

3. Buffalo Sabres. Can't beat the Senators for some reason.

4. Nashville Predators. Surprise, surprise, Scott Hartnell leads Preds with 13 goals.

5. Detroit Red Wings. Revenge will be sweet against Columbus on Wednesday.

6. Montreal Canadiens. Riding a red hot power play in the NHL.

7. Atlanta Thrashers. A No. 1 centre away from being a true Cup contender.

8. New Jersey Devils. What a romp over the rival Rangers.

9. Dallas Stars. Anyone notice the year Philippe Boucher is having?

10. New York Rangers. Ugly, ugly, ugly weekend.

11. Calgary Flames. Jarome Iginla for the Hart Trophy?

12. Edmonton Oilers. Top-rated PK in the NHL right now.

13. Ottawa Senators. Jason Spezza is on fire.

14. Minnesota Wild. The Marian Gaborik saga continues.

15. Carolina Hurricanes. Don't count out the defending champs once they get healthy.

16. Toronto Maple Leafs. The panic button has been stored away. Take a breather Leafs Nation.

17. Boston Bruins. The B's have games in hand on the entire league. Very strange.

18. Pittsburgh Penguins. Message to Jim Balsillie: Don't mess with Super Mario.

19. Vancouver Canucks. Nice to see Yannick Tremblay back in the league.

20. Washington Capitals. Message from Alex Ovechkin: Hey Sid, I can score, too.

21. New York Islanders. Nice trade by GM Garth Snow getting Freddy Meyer.

22. Columbus Blue Jackets. Ho-hum, wins over Detroit and Dallas.

23. Chicago Blackhawks. This Denis Savard guy seems to know what he's doing.

24. Colorado Avalanche. Jose Theodore is an expensive backup.

25. Tampa Bay Lightning. GM Jay Feaster is working the phones.

26. Los Angeles Kings. Veteran Rob Blake leads Kings with more than 24 minutes a game.

27. Florida Panthers. Alex Auld still trying to wrestle No. 1 job from Ed Belfour.

28. Phoenix Coyotes. Mikael Tellqvist may be emerging as the No. 1 goalie.

29. Philadelphia Flyers. When will Peter Forsberg catch a break?

30. St. Louis Blues. Time to start unloading some pending free agents.


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