Rank 'Em: First Round NHL Playoffs

Created: April 12, 2009, 6:41 PM

Joe Thornton and the Sharks are a No. 1 seed in the West.

Nothing is quite like the NHL playoffs. The hits are harder, the pucks fly faster and the trophy is bigger -- literally.

So as we embark upon the quest for Lord Stanley, let's look at the 16 teams that will be fighting it out and see how they stand. Sure, the seeds tell you how the stats have ranked the teams, but they doesn't take into account the season-long blood, sweat and tears that the score sheets can't tally.

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  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Boston Bruins
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Washington Capitals
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Calgary Flames
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • New York Rangers
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • San Jose Sharks