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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks the NHL top to bottom

(Through Thursday night's games, March 11 rankings in parentheses)

1 St. Louis Blues. Last division title was 1999-00, when Hecht was a rookie RW. (1)

2 New York Rangers. Led the conference for more than three months. (2)

3 Vancouver Canucks. Schneider will be ready if Luongo falters in playoffs. (3)

4 Pittsburgh Penguins. Sid: two goals, 13 points in eight games after return. (5)

5 Philadelphia Flyers. Bryzgalov suffering from chipped bone in foot. (8)

6 Detroit Red Wings. Shooting for 12th straight 100-point season. Amazing. (4)

7 Nashville Predators. Radulov grows comfortable after returning from Russia. (6)

8 Chicago Blackhawks. Morrison scratched 18 times in 27 games after trade. (10)

9 Boston Bruins. Zdeno Chara plays in his 1,000th game. (7)

10 New Jersey Devils. Lack of bite raises questions about fatigue. (9)

11 Dallas Stars. Scored two or fewer 35 times, winning nine, in first 76 games. (14)

12 Florida Panthers. Haven't clinched a playoff berth since 1999-00. (16)

13 Phoenix Coyotes. Doan returns from three-game suspension just in time. (11)

14 Ottawa Senators. Alfie scores huge GWG late in the third period vs. Jets. (12)

15 Buffalo Sabres. Hottest team in the NHL was playing well at right time. (19)

16 Los Angeles Kings. Quick has nine losses when allowing one goal or fewer. (15)

17 San Jose Sharks. Boyle becomes fourth undrafted D-man to reach 500 points. (13)

18 Washington Capitals. Pommer's shorty could have caused long-term damage. (18)

19 Calgary Flames. Six goals scored in five games before 5-1 win over Dallas. (20)

20 Colorado Avalanche. Given last rites after losses to Sharks, Canucks. (17)

21 Winnipeg Jets. Record on the road led to their eventual doom. (21)

22 Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos' 55 goals are bright spot in long season. (23)

23 Carolina Hurricanes. New deal ensures all 82 games will be on local TV. (26)

24 Anaheim Ducks. Goalie Hiller sets club record with his 70th start this season. (24)

25 New York Islanders. Win over Penguins will get them nowhere. (27)

26 Minnesota Wild. Columbus was only team with worse goal differential. (22)

27 Toronto Maple Leafs. Ten straight home losses, seven straight seasons without playoffs. (25)

28 Edmonton Oilers. Concussion problems, shoulder surgery end Hall's season. (29)

29 Montreal Canadiens. Go Habs Go! And take your general manager with you. (28)

30 Columbus Blue Jackets. At least Ohio State reached Final Four. (30)