1. Pittsburgh Penguins
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Until further notice, the reigning two-time Cup champs hold the top spot in these NHL power rankings. They inexplicably added Ryan Reaves, and two straight title runs will take their toll physically. But you can’t deny this team has the pieces in place to make another run at it. Two questions: Will Matt Murray fall into the bona fide No. 1 goaltender role, and will Kris Letang be able to stay bandaged together for another season.
That’s it for this edition of the preseason NHL power rankings. Be sure to check back throughout the regular season as we compile this list again and again.