Editor's PicksPower Rankings: Blue Jackets storm the topA 12-game winning streak and a hot goaltender will get you the top spot in the rankings every time. But the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks have their eye on you, Columbus Blue Jackets.Sam Gagner has also been a pleasant surprise. The 27-year-old journeyman signed a one-year, $650,000 free agent contract over the summer and has 14 goals already after scoring eight in 53 games with the Flyers last season.

Columbus hasn't made the postseason since 2013-14, when it lost in the first round. This improbable team doesn't just look like a rare playoff-worthy squad, though. It seems primed to compete for the Stanley Cup.

Columbus is hunting its first ever division title and third postseason appearance after limping to a 34-40-8 record last season, a shocking feat since the core of the roster largely returned.

"My budget hasn't increased, but the resources have," Greenburg says with a laugh.

The Kings got the shorter end of the stick, for sure, but Lecavalier put up eight points in his first 13 games with Los Angeles in one hell of a fresh start.  cheap jerseys The 35-year-old retired at the end of the season, getting the Flyers off the hook for his contract while Luke Schenn moved on to Arizona by the start of the 2016-17 season.

Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

"Obviously, we were going to ask for a mic on Sidney Crosby," he recalls. "So he took the mic for the second game of the conference finals and they won the game. Then they won the series. He started asking for the mic because he's very superstitious. During the Stanley Cup Finals, we had him mic'd up, I believe for every game, because he wouldn't take the mic off until they lost."

The Penguins’ “HBK Line” would have not existed had Pittsburgh not pulled the trigger on this deal with the Ducks. Hagelin was a 27-point man for the Penguins in the regular season in 37 games, cheap nfl jerseys a pace that would have put him over his career high 38-points should the forward have played a full season in Pittsburgh.

Which is why this trade makes our list. Vincent Lecavalier rode the bench for all but seven games in the 2015-16 season before being traded to the Kings in a package with defenseman Luke Schenn. The 35-year-old’s $4.5 million cap hit was more than Philadelphia could bear, and in return the Flyers got a draft pick and Jordan Weal, who’s been a standout on their AHL team this year with 27 points in 29 games.www.wholesalejerseysi.com

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