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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday's games; last week in parentheses)

1 Detroit Red Wings. A ninth straight 100-point season would be a record. (1)

2 San Jose Sharks. Marleau: minus-19 last season, plus-6 in first four games. (4)

3 Montreal Canadiens. Eleven players scored goals in first four games. (2)

4 New York Rangers. Mara's attack on Kaleta cost his team a goal, if not a game. (8)

5 Washington Capitals. Great comeback victory over Pens. (6)

6 Buffalo Sabres. Someday, Lindy's 400 victories will be half of his total. (9)

7 Philadelphia Flyers. Gagne's four goals confirm he's back. (5)

8 Anaheim Ducks. Lack of discipline has been biggest problem so far. (3)

9 Pittsburgh Penguins. WNYer Brooks Orpik nets fifth career goal. (7)

10 Minnesota Wild. Gaborik surprise scratch fuels trade talk. (15)

11 New Jersey Devils. Imagine, the Devils winning a game, 1-0. (10)

12 Chicago Blackhawks. Savard performs last spin-o-rama, right out the door. (12)

13 Calgary Flames. Bertuzzi off to strong start with new team. (14)

14 Dallas Stars. Fabian Brunnstrom records hat trick in NHL debut. (13)

15 Colorado Avalanche. You should have re-signed Jose Theodore. (11)

16 Vancouver Canucks. What, no red carpet for Steve Bernier? (17)

17 Columbus Blue Jackets. Peca given leniency after confrontation with official. (18)

18 Ottawa Senators. Heatley, Spezza combined minus-7 in three games. (16)

19 Boston Bruins. Hockey season doesn't begin until the Red Sox lose. (21)

20 St. Louis Blues. Six goals from six players in 6-1 win over Stars. (25)

21 Carolina Hurricanes. Brind'Amour back and< controlling faceoff circle. (19)

22 Edmonton Oilers. Worst faceoff team in the league, by a mile. (20)

23 Nashville Predators. Rookies Hornqvist, Jones score first NHL goals. (22)

24 Phoenix Coyotes. Jokinen leading another sun-soaked team in scoring. (23)

25 Tampa Bay Lightning. Newcomer Marek Malik should be ready this week. (24)

26 Atlanta Thrashers. Minnesota game drew smallest crowd in four years. (28)

27 New York Islanders. Still wondering if Bergenheim's head hurt Rivet's hand. (26)

28 Florida Panthers. AHL affiliate Rochester Amerks off to 0-3 start. (27)

29 Los Angeles Kings. D Johnson sidelined for three months with shoulder injury. (30)

30 Toronto Maple Leafs. The less of Ryan Hollweg, the better. (29)

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