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Wild No. 1 in NHL power rankings

It’s a completely subjective list, but is out with its weekly NHL power rankings. For the first time ever, the Minnesota Wild are at the top. As they put it: "Why not the Wild?"
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It’s a completely subjective list, but is out with its weekly NHL power rankings. For the first time ever, the Minnesota Wild are at the top. As they put it: "Why not the Wild?"

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