Found August 27, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Hockey News Coferene Rankings are compete. #1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Why: Critics take note: the Pens finished one point out of first overall…and Sidney Crosby played all of 22 games. Yes, we know Jordan Staal is gone, but Brandon Sutter slots in beautifully on the third line.... #1 ST. LOUIS BLUES Why: Meet the Western Conference’s new juggernaut. The St. Louis Blues came within two points of first in the West last season, largely because they were the NHL’s top defensive team, riding amazing efforts by goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak.... more on each team plus you can see the complete rankings too...
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