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TEAM RANKINGS

as of 8/27/2016

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1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS * Back-to-back Cups.  Need I say more
2 WASHINGTON CAPITALS * Always bridesmaid kinda thing
3 ANAHEIM DUCKS * Team is getting closer
4 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS * Overhaul but always dangerous
5 MONTREAL CANADIENS * Some changes but Price is key
6 ST. LOUIS BLUES * More offensive this year
7 MINNESOTA WILD * Dubnyk has been the story
8 NEW YORK RANGERS * Hopes rely on centers
9 BOSTON BRUINS * Should be tough to play against
10 NASHVILLE PREDATORS * Cup runner-ups…will compete again
11 DALLAS STARS * With Hitchcock back, they will improve
12 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING * Stamkos is back!
13 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS * What a 2016-2017 season! Tough to repeat that.
14 EDMONTON OILERS * McDavid will lead
15 CALGARY FLAMES * Their defense is solid, question in goal
16 BUFFALO SABRES * Having Eichel for a full year will be fun to watch
17 WINNIPEG JETS * This team is ready for their next step with Mason in net now
18 FLORIDA PANTHERS * Young and fun, but is that enough
19 NEW YORK ISLANDERS * It all revolves around JT
20 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS * Can they rally around Elliott?
21 SAN JOSE SHARKS * Just a year removed fro the Cup Finals, but do they have the right chemistry?
22 LOS ANGELES KINGS * Having Quick back in net is key
23 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS * A great 2016-2017, but a little slippage this year?
24 CAROLINA HURRICANES * Growing pains part III
25 OTTAWA SENATORS * They got all the breaks by playing hard…
26 VANCOUVER CANUCKS * Getting yougner but will take time
27 DETROIT RED WINGS * Will they continue their losing streak?
28 NEW JERSEY DEVILS * Not too sexy but getting there with solid prospects
29 ARIZONA COYOTES * Got some vets in to help yougnsters
30 COLORADO AVALANCHE * Not as bad as they looked last year, but not much better
31 LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS * Welcome to the NHL. Don’t bet on his team