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NHL Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

By Matt Barbato
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Jun 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period at game five of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

11. Columbus Blue Jackets 

The Blue Jackets got bit hard by the injury bug and still managed to finish 42-35-5 on the year. The Jackets made a blockbuster move by trading Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a draft pick to the cap-strapped Chicago Blackhawks for star winger Brandon Saad. The defense isn’t great, but Sergei Bobrovsky makes up for most of that in net.

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Saad and Ryan Johansen could morph into one of the best tandems in the NHL playing on the first line in Columbus. Combine that with a pesky forward group and a former Vezina winner in net and the Jackets will be an exciting team to watch all season and could contend for the Metro Division.

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