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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

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

1 San Jose Sharks. GM Wilson needs to keep hands on the wheel. (2)

2 Detroit Red Wings. Conklin won 12th straight in Joe Louis Arena. (3)

3 Boston Bruins. Savard, Lucic hurting after fighting Ducks. (1)

4 New Jersey Devils. Uh oh, Brodeur returns and looks like Brodeur. (5)

5 Washington Capitals. They need Fernandez but can't get him. (4)

6 Chicago Blackhawks. Kane ends goal slump with three in five games. (6)

7 Philadelphia Flyers. Briere, Biron among six with no-trade clauses. (8)

8 Calgary Flames. Kiprusoff had 36 wins despite 2.73 GAA, .908 SP. (7)

9 New York Rangers. Couldn't find the Net if they were on the Web. (9)

10 Montreal Canadiens. Opponents celebrating Habs' 100th anniversary. (13)

11 Florida Panthers. Bouwmeester down to his final days in Sunshine State? (12)

12 Buffalo Sabres. You think they have goalie problems? Check Portland. (11)

13 Vancouver Canucks. Salary cap space is there, but trade bait is not. (10)

14 Carolina Hurricanes. Goaltender Cam Ward was a Leap Year baby back in 1984. (16)

15 Columbus Blue Jackets. Connolly for Klesla straight up? Done deal. (15)

16 Pittsburgh Penguins. Kunitz will likely play alongside Crosby. (18)

17 Dallas Stars. Loaded with prospects who can play the blue line. (14)

18 Edmonton Oilers. Boston, Carolina among teams interested in Cole. (19)

19 Minnesota Wild. Six-game roadie could deliver knockout punch. (20)

20 Anaheim Ducks. Whitney trade opens door for Pronger, Niedermayer. (17)

21 Nashville Predators. Don't get full of yourselves. Bryzgalov quit. (22)

22 Los Angeles Kings. D Sean O'Donnell could help a few contenders. (21)

23 St. Louis Blues. McKee is on the market, could be facing buyout. (24)

24 Phoenix Coyotes. Jokinen would look really good in blue and gold. (23)

25 Toronto Maple Leafs. Kaberle should stay in Centre of Hockey Universe. (27)

26 Colorado Avalanche. Misery should end soon for Leopold. (25)

27 Ottawa Senators. For sale: 25-year-old Jason Spezza. (26)

28 Tampa Bay Lightning. Lecavalier likely sticking around until summer. (28)

29 Atlanta Thrashers. Havelid could be an ideal rental for contending team. (29)

30 New York Islanders. Trent Hunter would be more effective with a better team. (30)

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