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November 13, 2001|LONNIE WHITE

Lonnie White's NHL rankings and comments:

No. Team (Rec.) Comment

1. DETROIT

(14-3-0-1) Hard to believe Chelios will be turning 40 in two months.

2. CALGARY

(12-2-1-2) Turek's 36 saves in shutout victory over Colorado impressive.

3. EDMONTON

(11-5-2-1) Alberta actually has a rivalry again as Oilers keep winning.

4. CHICAGO

(12-4-3-0) Fans are slowly starting to take notice of team's success.

5. N.Y. ISLANDERS

(11-3-1-1) Coming back to earth but still finding a way to win.

6. N.Y. RANGERS

(11-7-1-0) Recent success on the road has made them dangerous again.

7. CAROLINA

(10-6-2-2) Barrasso's strong play has forced team to start rotating goalies.

8. ST. LOUIS

(9-4-3-0) Goaltending suddenly has become a strong point.

9. SAN JOSE

(8-4-4-2) Marchment's suspension presents a big challenge.

10.NEW JERSEY

(8-4-1-1) Lack of scoring balance is a growing concern.

11. TORONTO

(9-4-2-2) Quinn doing a great job of molding a team.

12. PHILADELPHIA

(8-5-3-0) Players want Barber to back off a little bit.

13. BOSTON

(7-5-3-2) Zamuner's injury will be difficult to overcome.

14. OTTAWA

(9-6-1-0) Lalime's play is key behind home resurgence.

15. PHOENIX

(6-6-3-2) Burke is stepping up as a big-time goaltender.

16. DALLAS

(5-6-4-3) What do you expect without Modano and Turgeon?

17. COLORADO

(7-10-1-0) Losing is starting to make people push the panic button.

18. MINNESOTA

(6-6-3-1) Neither Fernandez nor Roloson is playing well.

19. MIGHTY DUCKS

(6-8-3-0) Not deep enough to withstand too many injuries.

20. WASHINGTON

(6-9-2-0) Bondra is hot, now if only Jagr can return.

21. BUFFALO

(8-8-1-1) Needs more offense than what it gets from Satan's line.

22. TAMPA BAY

(5-9-1-1) Trade rumors seem to be bothering Lecavalier.

23. PITTSBURGH

(6-7-2-2) Lemieux knows it is now or never for team to jell.

24. MONTREAL

(7-7-2-1) Savage quietly having a solid season.

25. KINGS

(5-9-1-2) A healthy Palffy should boost inconsistent offense.

26. VANCOUVER

(7-11-1-0) Bringing back Linden is not the answer.

27. NASHVILLE

(5-10-2-0) Too bad Timonen doesn't play for a better team.

28. FLORIDA

(4-9-2-2) Team needs to have a healthy Kidd in goal.

29. COLUMBUS

(3-10-4-0) Still looking for first victory at home.

30. ATLANTA

(3-10-1-2) Fraser's days seem to be numbered.

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