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Part III -- Top teams

Updated: October 29, 2005, 12:16 AM ET
ESPN.com

The NHL is Starting Over, trying to recapture what makes hockey great. In a five-part series, ESPN.com remembers what made it that way in the first place, hockey's players, rivalries, teams, games and enforcers.

If there is one overworked cliché in the sports business, it's that a team is greater than the sum of its parts. That is only true of the great teams.

For every Guy Lafleur on a championship team, there is a Bob Gainey. The quiet warrior, the worker bee whose job is only ...

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