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THN Power Rankings - Oct. 29

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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?

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

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