Rank TEAM Record Bottom Line
1 - Colorado Avalanche 52-16-10-4 Defending champs. Big three are
2 - New Jersey Devils 48-19-12-3 Only big loss is Mogilny - not a
3 - Detroit Red Wings 49-20-9-4 Adding Hasek, Robitaille a definite
4 - St. Louis Blues 43-22-12-5 Weight good. Netminders questionable.
5 - Dallas Stars 48-24-8-2 Turgeon, Audette, Lumme add experience.
6 - Philadelphia Flyers 43-25-11-3 Can still improve with Lindros
7 - Toronto Maple Leafs 37-29-11-5 Reichel, Renberg must prove
8 - Pittsburgh Penguins 42-28-9-3 Can Lemieux win scoring title?
9 - Washington Capitals 41-27-10-4 Jagr lifts team to new level.
10 - Ottawa Senators 48-19-12-3 No Yashin but team still solid.
11 - San Jose Sharks 40-27-12-3 Sharks well stocked with talent.
12 - Los Angeles Kings 38-28-13-3 Time for Stumpel and Palffy to step
13 - Buffalo Sabres 46-30-5-1 Pressure is on Biron.
14 - Vancouver Canucks 36-28-11-7 Still no quality netminder.
15 - Edmonton Oilers 39-28-12-3 Weight a big loss. Young guns must
16 - Montreal Canadiens 28-40-8-6 Is this the year the Habs stay
17 - Boston Bruins 36-30-8-8 Will fall if Guerin and Allison don't re-
18 - New York Islanders 21-51-7-3 Making strides to becoming a
19 - Carolina Hurricanes 38-32-9-3 Signing Barrasso a desperate move.
20 - Phoenix Coyotes 35-27-17-3 Lost Roenick, Tkachuk and Juneau.
21 - Florida Panthers 22-38-13-9 Bure brothers could ignite offense.
22 - New York Rangers 33-43-5-1 Need to sign Lindros or Hull to save
23 - Chicago Blackhawks 29-40-8-5 Korolev not the answer to team's
24 - Nashville Predators 34-36-9-3 Same old, same old in Tennessee.
25 - Calgary Flames 27-36-15-4 Jury is still out on Turek.
26 - Tampa Bay Lightning 24-47-6-5 Khabibulin gives team a boost.
27 - Columbus Blue Jackets 28-39-9-6 A full year with Whitney and
Sillinger will help.
28 - Anaheim Mighty Ducks 25-41-11-5 No Selanne = no success.
29 - Minnesota Wild 25-39-13-5 Hendrickson is top weapon. Enough
30 - Atlanta Thrashers 23-45-12-2 Lost Audette and Brunette. Ferraro