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My Fab 5 Stanley Cup Contenders

Above the rest

1.Ottawa Senators 72 pts – loaded in every aspect, only worry is can 41 yr old Dom Hasek hold up down the strech?

2.Dallas Stars 70 pts – This team is very strong up the middle and for them to take it to another level is for Bill Guiern to provide some more offense

3.Detroit RedWings 71 pts – The new NHL hasn’t effected this team at all, their deadline need is to add a number(3-4)defenseman to replace the loss of Jiri Fischer

4.Calgary Flames 65 pts – built for the playoffs, but for them to jump above Dallas and Detroit they need to add a offensive center to play with Iginla.

5.Carolina Hurricanes 76 pts – the suprise team of the year, and lead the league in the standings. Play great team hockey, and the possible addition of Doug Weight could put them right up there with Ottawa, but im not sold on them a 100% just yet.

Pens Trade rumor of the day: John Leclair to NYR for right winger Jason Ward

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William DePaoli

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