SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 366 NHL players]
Which team will win the Stanley Cup?
Anaheim Ducks.....33%
Buffalo Sabres.....23%
Nashville Predators.....15%
Detroit Red Wings.....10%
San Jose Sharks.....7%
New Jersey Devils.....5%
Calgary Flames.....3%
Ottawa Senators.....2%
Carolina Hurricanes.....1%
Pittsburgh Penguins.....1%
FAST FACTS: Poll conducted in late February.... Anaheim, the second seed in the West, opens its series with Minnesota on Wednesday.... San Jose finished fifth (6.5%).... Buffalo finished with the best overall record; Detroit led the Western Conference.... Atlanta, the East's third seed, was one of four playoff teams that failed to get a vote; the others were Minnesota, Tampa Bay and the Rangers.... Anaheim got more respect within the Eastern Conference (41.1%) than the Western (24.7%).

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