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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday night's games, last week in parentheses)

1 Detroit Red Wings. Osgood off to rough start after winning Cup. (1)

2 San Jose Sharks. Boyle has been good addition after losing Campbell. (2)

3 Montreal Canadiens. Koivu's goal against Florida was 600th career point. (3)

4 Buffalo Sabres. Imagine success if they start showing up for first period. (6)

5 New York Rangers. Great start despite Drury's one assist, minus-5. (4)

6 Washington Capitals. Fedorov has plus-7 rating through seven games. (5)

7 New Jersey Devils. Brodeur is two shutouts shy of 100 for his career. (11)

8 Pittsburgh Penguins. Backup Sabourin was terrific against Bruins. (9)

9 Minnesota Wild. Backstrom is another potential UFA worth keeping. (10)

10 Anaheim Ducks. Outshot, 28-4, during 40-minute stretch in win over Leafs. (8)

11 Chicago Blackhawks. Kane-Sharp combo has 9 goals, 18 points in seven games. (12)

12 Philadelphia Flyers. Biron has 5.00 GAA, .840 SP in first four games. (7)

13 Colorado Avalanche. Tough to win with 30th-rated penalty-killing unit. (15)

14 Vancouver Canucks. Demitra's rib injury could spell trouble. (16)

15 Calgary Flames. PK unit survives after Bourque gives Caps nine-minute PP. (13)

16 Dallas Stars. Ribeiro awakens from slumber with five points against Isles. (14)

17 St. Louis Blues. Tkachuk nets seven goals in six games, including five on PP. (20)

18 Edmonton Oilers. Roloson would look good in an Avalanche sweater. (22)

19 Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookies Brassard, Voracek are a pleasant surprise. (17)

20 Carolina Hurricanes. Somehow, they're surviving without Bret Hedican. (21)

21 Boston Bruins. Kessel should obliterate career-high of 19 goals. (19)

22 Ottawa Senators. Pizza Line broken into slices that everyone can share. (18)

23 Phoenix Coyotes. Desert Dogs are puppies; average age is 25.6 years. (24)

24 Tampa Bay Lightning. Smith's 1.92 GAA, .943 SP accompany 1-1-2 record. (25)

25 Nashville Predators. Defense, goaltending have been brutal. (23)

26 Florida Panthers. Forwards account for only eight goals in first five games. (28)

27 Atlanta Thrashers. Dreadful power play was 0 for 24 through six games. (26)

28 Los Angeles Kings. Seven game homestand starts Monday. (29)

29 Toronto Maple Leafs. Ducks arrival reignites talk about Burke becoming GM. (30)

30 New York Islanders: Bettman: "The Islanders need a new arena . . . yesterday." (27)

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