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Sunday Morning Power Rankings: Post Free Agency

By Sean Fitzgerald
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May 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) leads his team off the ice after their 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

10. Boston Bruins:

The Bruins did not add anyone this season and lost Jarome Iginla. Despite not adding anyone and losing Iginla the Bruins will be a contender in the Eastern Conference. Tukka Rask might be the best goalie on the planet and only continues to improve. The Eastern Conference should be scared.

9. Anaheim Ducks:

Significant Additions: Ryan Kesler, Clayton Stoner, and Nate Thompson

Kesler will definitely add to the center strength of the Ducks. As the Kings showed us last season, people need center depth. The Ducks need to be able to finish in the playoffs this coming season. The loss of Jonas Hiller might be more significant that the Ducks are willing to state.

8. Minnesota Wild:

Significant Additions: Thomas Vanek

The Wild had a very good season last year. The Wild had the Blackhawks on the ropes and knocked off the Avalanche in the first round of the playoffs. The Wild realized they need more offensive punch so they went out and signed Vanek. Vanek will give the Wild more offensive punch paired with Zach Parise.

7. Dallas Stars:

Significant Additions: Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky, Patrick Eaves, Anders Lindback

The Stars had another stellar offseason. They added Spezza and Hemsky. Spezza paired with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn will be lethal. The Stars will be a threat in the ultra tough Western Conference Central Division.

6. Colorado Avalanche:

Significant Additions: Jarome Iginla, Daniel Briere, Brad Stuart, Jesse Winchester, Ben Street, Zach Redmond

The Avalanche might have lost more than they gained this offseason. Iginla for Stastny is not an even exchange. Last season the Avalanche had Patrick Roy and the element of surprise. This season people will see the Avalanche coming.

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