Beware of Penguins

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Biggest Climb: Buffalo Sabres (26 to 19)

Biggest Fall: Chicago Blackhawks (5 to 13)

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

Note: Want to send me a comment? 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 skewering of my rankings -- I'll try to get back to you.

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