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NHL Power Rankings

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Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2001 3:56 PM


By Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated

Welcome to another edition of the World-Famous Power Rankings. Never have the opposite qualities of reverence and irreverence been so seamlessly intertwined. Check in each week to see what we have to say about your team.

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RankLast weekTeam
11 Colorado Avalanche
Forsberg's on a tear, Yelle's back, and the team's in glorious sync. They just can't wait for the playoffs to begin.
23 Detroit Red Wings
Amazing that they have an outside chance of catching Avvies for first place in the West.
34 New Jersey Devils
No surprise that they have a good chance of catching Ottawa for first place in the East.
42 St. Louis Blues
Welcome, Walt, to a serious Cup contender.
55 Dallas Stars
At their scrappiest and most-determined best in splitting two games with Avalanche.
66 San Jose Sharks
Why they like Mondays: Snapped winless streak with win over Habs and acquired solid veteran defenseman Jeff Norton from Penguins.
78 Washington Capitals
In aftermath of comeback win over Sens, coach Wilson calls this a "special season." The playoffs will tell.
87 Ottawa Senators
Getting what they deserve: After four straight blown leads, Martin cracks down with draconian practice.
99 Philadelphia Flyers
Gertrude Stein on the Flyers' main man: Primeau is primo is Primeau is primo.
1010 Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo is Peca's Hotel California. He's checked out but he can never leave.
1113 Edmonton Oilers
Fire up the wedding band. This team is Hot, hot, hot.
1211 Toronto Maple Leafs
No big deal (for Lindros, say or Tkachuk) is no big deal; Leafs made their important moves (Roberts, Corson) in offseason.
1312 Pittsburgh Penguins
Is the faithful girded for a run of 6-5 games?
1414 Vancouver Canucks
Playoffs nearly a lock, but they can't get cocky with nine of last 13 on the road.
1515 Phoenix Coyotes
So, do they give Roenick all of the money they'll save on not having Tkachuk.
1616 Boston Bruins
Need Dafoe in da lineup or can smooch da playoffs bye-bye.
1717 Carolina Hurricanes
With five games in seasons' final eight days, they need to get rest now, while they can.
1818 Los Angeles Kings
Hanging tough sans Blake, L.A. still thinks it can catch the Coyotes.
19 19 Chicago Blackhawks
Even though record hasn't improved much since last year, GM Smith and coach Suhonen have taken strong steps to put Hawks in right direction.
2020 Nashville Predators
So, whose gonna write the country song about the pain of missing the playoffs three years in a row?
2121 Calgary Flames
Defense trying to hang in without injured Kravchuk, Werenka.
2222 Minnesota Wild
Battle of the week Lemaire vs. referee Meier.
2323 Montreal Canadiens
Long anticipated trade of Linden brings in needed new blood in Bulis, Zednik.
2424 New York Rangers
Whew. Patient Rangers fans (yes, there are a few) thankful that Sather didn?t sell farm in a deadline deal.
2526 Florida Panthers
Luongo looking more and more like the star he will soon be.
2625 Columbus Blue Jackets
Made real attempt to sign Heinze at deadline.
2727 Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Instant gel: Newcomer Friesen assists on four Kariya goals in two games.
2828 Atlanta Thrashers
Proof of a pulse: Comeback tie vs. Calgary shows that the team won't quit under Fraser.
2930 Tampa Bay Lightning
A Nik-at-Nite re-run: Khabibulin's still unsigned.
3029 New York Islanders
In the Long Island soap As the Goalies Turn Beezer's out, Terreri's in.

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Power Rankings: 2000-01, Edition No. 23
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