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Repeat bid

The Red Wings were dominant in storming to their third Stanley Cup in six years last season, but everyone is gunning for the boys from Hockeytown now and hoping to knock them from their lofty perch. SI's NHL Preview issue offers capsules of all 30 teams and ranks them from top to bottom. Unfortunately for fans of the Motown Six, SI predicts the Cup will be bound for the Rocky Mountains for the second time in three years.

Expert Picks | Your Choice Fans' Poll
Power Rankings: Avs on top of the mountain
Statitudes: Season Preview -- By the Numbers
Season at a Glance: The journey begins
Opening Day Rosters | Final Preseason Standings
Season-Opening Game Statistics
CNNSI.com's 2002 NHL Preseason Previews

 
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Movement Charts
Eastern Conference | Western Conference



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Sharks hope to continue ascent into elite level
Blues have to fill Pronger's minutes for half season
Pens need Lemieux to make one more comeback
Blue Jackets start third year with team looking up
Avalanche expect Stanley Cup, nothing less
A year later, Canadiens captain Koivu full of hope
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CNNSI.com's Darren Eliot
Habs' Theodore looking Hart-worthy again


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Darren Eliot's Divisional Previews
Atlantic | Northeast | Southeast
Central | Northwest | Pacific


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Atlantic Division
New Jersey: Preseason | Scouting Report
N.Y. Islanders: Preseason | Scouting Report
N.Y. Rangers: Preseason | Scouting Report
Philadelphia: Preseason | Scouting Report
Pittsburgh: Preseason | Scouting Report

Northeast Division
Boston: Preseason | Scouting Report
Buffalo: Preseason | Scouting Report
Montreal: Preseason | Scouting Report
Ottawa: Preseason | Scouting Report
Toronto: Preseason | Scouting Report

Southeast Division
Atlanta: Preseason | Scouting Report
Carolina: Preseason | Scouting Report
Florida: Preseason | Scouting Report
Tampa Bay: Preseason | Scouting Report
Washington: Preseason | Scouting Report

Central Division
Chicago: Preseason | Scouting Report
Columbus: Preseason | Scouting Report
Detroit: Preseason | Scouting Report
Nashville: Preseason | Scouting Report
St. Louis: Preseason | Scouting Report

Northwest Division
Calgary: Preseason | Scouting Report
Colorado: Preseason | Scouting Report
Edmonton: Preseason | Scouting Report
Minnesota: Preseason | Scouting Report
Vancouver: Preseason | Scouting Report

Pacific Division
Anaheim: Preseason | Scouting Report
Dallas: Preseason | Scouting Report
Los Angeles: Preseason | Scouting Report
Phoenix: Preseason | Scouting Report
San Jose: Preseason | Scouting Report


 
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CNNSI.com's Fantasy Hockey
Fantasy Hockey | Hockey Commissioner
Previews: Top 40 Goalies | Top 50 Defensemen


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Offseason Movement Analysis
Eastern Conference | Western Conference

Milestone Watch
List of key milestones within reach this season


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Mark your calendar
Oct. 9 -- 2002-03 regular season begins
Nov. 4 -- Hall of Fame Induction, Toronto
Feb. 1-2, 2003 -- All-Star Game, Sunrise, Fla.
April 6, 2003 -- 2002-03 regular season ends
April 9, 2003 -- Stanley Cup Playoffs begin
June 9, 2003 -- Last date for playoffs to end
June 21-22, 2003 -- Entry Draft, Nashville, Tenn.


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