1. Anaheim Ducks. Losing Pronger, Beauchemin, Giguere and Bryzgalov really hurts.
2. Buffalo Sabres. Ryan Miller looks unbeatable.
3. Atlanta Thrashers. Sens fans must cringe while watching Hossa light it up in Atlanta.
4. Detroit Red Wings. GM Ken Holland keeps unearthing hidden gems.
5. Nashville Predators. Chris Mason quietly keeps Preds rolling.
6. Dallas Stars. OK, hands in the air - who knew Philippe Boucher led the Stars in scoring?
7. New Jersey Devils. Brodeur could play 75 games this year.
8. San Jose Sharks. An 8-0 loss to Phoenix? Seriously?
9. Montreal Canadiens. Tough trip through Florida.
10. Ottawa Senators. Ray Emery looks like a new man.
11. Minnesota Wild. If only they could win on the road . . .
12. Carolina Hurricanes. If only they could find some consistency . . .
13. Calgary Flames. Big win over the Oilers on New Year's Eve.
14. Vancouver Canucks. Those Sedin twins sure can play.
15. Toronto Maple Leafs. Mats Sundin flanked by the Toronto Marlies.
16. Boston Bruins. Too much turkey at Christmas?
17. Pittsburgh Penguins. Believe it - a 19-year-old is going to win the scoring title.
18. New York Rangers. The bottom has fallen out for the boys on Broadway.
19. New York Islanders. Wanted: More scoring. All interested parties please apply.
20. Chicago Blackhawks. Hockey is finally back in the Windy City.
21. Colorado Avalanche. Plenty of young talent developing in Denver.
22. Florida Panthers. Nathan Horton gaining confidence.
23. Phoenix Coyotes. The Desert Dogs are scorching hot.
24. Edmonton Oilers. Petr Nedved is not the answer.
25. Columbus Blue Jackets. That's the Sergei Fedorov we remember.
26. St. Louis Blues. Andy Murray, miracle worker.
27. Washington Capitals. Two young Alexanders provide hope for a better future.
28. Tampa Bay Lightning. Might be time for a shakeup.
29. Los Angeles Kings. Alexander Frolov shakes off slow start in a big way.
30. Philadelphia Flyers. A pair of road wins help ease the pain in Philly.