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In The CreaseIn The Crease Dejan Kovacevic's Power Rankings

Sunday, October 07, 2001

Who's red hot, who's ice cold in the NHL:

 

Team

What's up?

1.

Colorado Avalanche (1)

Champs' cool chills raucous Mellon Arena crowd

2.

Philadelphia Flyers (8)

Roenick makes fast friends: 3 points in opener

3.

Detroit Red Wings (3)

Shanahan's hat trick whips Sharks in OT

4.

New Jersey Devils (2)

Will same old core finally start looking old?

5.

St. Louis Blues (10)

Memo to GM Pleau: Find a goaltender. Now

6.

Dallas Stars (5)

Celebrate league's only new arena this season

7.

Washington Capitals (9)

Kolzig announces he'll play only 60-65 games

8.

Los Angeles Kings (13)

Fast-paced style makes them a blast to watch

9.

San Jose Sharks (12)

Nabokov's stick gaffe costs team in opener

10.

Pittsburgh Penguins (6)

Outshot, outhit champs, but didn't outscore them.

11.

Buffalo Sabres (7)

Biron has big, big skates to fill in crease

12.

Ottawa Senators (4)

News flash: Might play more offensive style

13.

Toronto Maple Leafs (16 - Biggest increase)

Joseph will be busy man behind that defense

14.

Calgary Flames (21)

Much-maligned Turek blanks Oilers in opener

15.

Edmonton Oilers (11)

Player to watch: Eric Brewer on defense

16.

Carolina Hurricanes (15)

Irbe makes 30 saves in stoning Rangers Friday

17.

Montreal Canadiens (23)

Petrov nets 2 in upset at Ottawa Thursday

18.

New York Islanders (30)

Yashin, Peca, Osgood, Aucoin ... the time is now

19.

Boston Bruins (18)

Seem satisfied to let Allison sit out all season

20.

Phoenix Coyotes (17)

NHL's youngest team steals tie in L.A. Thursday

21.

Columbus Blue Jackets (22)

Tugnutt: 40 saves in 3-3 tie with Blues Thursday

22.

Vancouver Canucks (14)

Stubbornly waiting for Cloutier to mature in goal

23.

Minnesota Wild (26)

Lemaire sets goal for players: 0.00 goals-against

24.

Chicago Blackhawks (24)

Old man Housley nets goals 318, 319 Thursday

25.

Nashville Predators (19)

Will be forever .500 unless someone scores

26.

Atlanta Thrashers (28)

Kid line of Kovalchuk, Heatley, Piros intriguing

27.

Tampa Bay Lightning (29 - Biggest drop))

Khabibulin in goal gives team hope ... at last

28.

Florida Panthers (27)

Why start Kidd rather than Luongo in opener?

29.

New York Rangers (20)

Could have had Jagr, settled for Lindros

30.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (25)

Used to be 2-man show, now just Kariya

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