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Is change really good? Tampa Bay's about to find out

Updated: October 2, 2008, 1:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Three different champions have celebrated Cup wins in the three seasons since the end of the lockout: Carolina, Anaheim and Detroit. Three other teams have made it to the finals: Edmonton, Ottawa and Pittsburgh.

Ever since Carolina's improbable 2006 win, we at ESPN.com have tried to figure out where that next surprise team might come from, the team that could overcome long odds and rampant skepticism to become a factor in the NHL playoffs.

The first year, after discussing ...

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