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Biggest Climb: Philadelphia Flyers (17 to 7)

Biggest Fall: Buffalo Sabres (10 to 26)

A reminder: these rankings are based mainly on quality of play (with an emphasis on recent games), overall record and my gut instinct. If I went strictly off record, they would be no different than the standings. Also: stats and records are through Sunday's games.

Note: Want to send me a comment about the rankings? Scroll to the bottom of this page for my Mailbag. I read 'em all and if you're halfway civil -- or at least clever in your insults -- I'll try to get back to you.

NHL Power Rankings