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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

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

1 Boston Bruins. Rumors continue swirling about trade for Cole. (2)

2 San Jose Sharks. Lemieux gets first point in 2,174 days. (1)

3 Detroit Red Wings. Hossa gets standing ovation after fighting Suter. (3)

4 Washington Capitals. This is repetitive, but Ovechkin's goal was incredible. (5)

5 New Jersey Devils. Brodeur hopes to play Thursday against Colorado. (4)

6 Chicago Blackhawks. D Duncan Keith trails only Wheeler with plus-32. (7)

7 Calgary Flames. Kiprusoff regains Vezina form in 4-0-2 stretch. (6)

8 Philadelphia Flyers. Richards has seven goals on PK, four on PP. (8)

9 New York Rangers. Gomez ends drought with 30-foot gift versus Isles. (9)

10 Vancouver Canucks. Pyatt update: seven goals, 14 points, 50 games. (16)

11 Buffalo Sabres. When did Spacek learn how to hit the net? (12)

12 Florida Panthers. Leading scorer Weiss barely cracks NHL's top 75. (11)

13 Montreal Canadiens. Right when you think it can't get worse, it does. (10)

14 Dallas Stars. Richards' broken wrist spells trouble down the stretch. (14)

15 Columbus Blue Jackets. Only Bowman, Blake won 500 faster than Hitch. (20)

16 Carolina Hurricanes. AHL River Rats fortunate bus crash wasn't worse. (15)

17 Anaheim Ducks. 34-year-old defenseman Pronger plays 1,000th game. (13)

18 Pittsburgh Penguins. Therrien's style only works for so long. (18)

19 Edmonton Oilers. Gagner still fighting through sophomore slump. (19)

20 Minnesota Wild. No excuse for blowing three-goal lead to Ottawa. (17)

21 Los Angeles Kings. CBS line -- Calder, Brown, Stoll -- worth watching with 43 points in 14 games. (21)

22 Nashville Predators. You know it's bad when seventh D requests trade. (23)

23 Phoenix Coyotes. Carcillo scores the winner in a< shootout. (22)

24 St. Louis Blues. Five different goalies have played this season. (27)

25 Colorado Avalanche. Can't pin all problems on Sakic's snowblower. (24)

26 Ottawa Senators. Spezza's nap against Canucks gets him seat on the bench. (28)

27 Toronto Maple Leafs. Isn't every day Hockey Day in Canada? (25)

28 Tampa Bay Lightning. Papering building with some 2,500 freebies a night. (26)

29 Atlanta Thrashers. Kovalchuk has nine goals in six-game streak. (29)

30 New York Islanders. Experimenting with D Witt up front on the PP. (30)

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