With most of the major moves completed and training camps fast approaching, it's an ideal time for the first Power Rankings of the new season. Keep in mind that this isn't a predicted order of finish, and "last week" is merely where each team stood in the final regular season PRs for 2008-09. This is a highly subjective consideration based on what teams accomplished last season and how well they're likely to start off in October, taking into account the summer's key acquisitions and departures.
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NHL Power Rankings