Surprising Avs make steep climb

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Biggest climb: Phoenix Coyotes (5 from 20)

Biggest drop: Los Angeles Kings (22 from 7)

A reminder: rankings are based mainly on quality of play and my uncannily intuitive gut calls rather than a simple rehash of the standings. Also note that stats and records are through Sunday, so Monday night's action isn't part of the equation.

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